JENNIFER ROWLAND, CALT-QI
FOUNDER, CROSSROADS LITERACY, LLC
An educator for the last 25 years, and specializing in dyslexia treatment since 2010, Jennifer is an experienced literacy evaluator, interventionist, instructor of teachers, and community outreach spokeswoman. She is the former president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) and a member of the ALTA National Board of Directors. She volunteers regularly with the Colorado Department of Education.
"It is a privilege to support teachers, administrators, parents, and children in order to impact these exceptional individuals. Children want to learn, and teachers want to be successful. Bridging the chasm between research and classroom application, my focus is twofold: educating teachers to empower them to support all emerging readers and working with students to remediate their language skills to help them to become successful readers."
SALLY LIGHTFOOT, CALT
NEW HOPE READING CENTER
Sally Lightfoot is passionate about helping parents and their struggling readers get the support they need by providing evaluations for a profile of dyslexia, offering reading tutoring and dyslexia therapy using Orton-Gillingham based programs such as Take Flight, and being an advocate for families. Sally has had a variety of roles in her thirty years of experience in education including classroom teacher, reading interventionist, literacy coach, data and assessment coach and a literacy trainer for Academy School District 20.
Sally has taught hundreds of students how to read using a research-based, multisensory, structured language approach. Her extensive training has given her the ability to meet the unique needs of any struggling reader and empower them to reach their fullest potential. Students with dyslexia or other reading difficulties can learn to read if given the right instruction in a safe and encouraging environment. It is her greatest joy to see students become confident readers.
TAMMY KLEINSMITH, CALT
Tammy is a Colorado native, born and raised in the greater Denver area. Originally, Tammy owned a dance studio where she worked with recreational and competitive team dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18. A teacher at heart, Tammy decided to make a career change in 2018. Now a Certified Academic Language Therapist, Tammy worked as a reading interventionist at a Colorado Springs charter school. Currently, she is teaching Take Flight to students in the private setting as well as providing instruction in comprehension, fluency and writing. Tammy's goal is to not only teach children how to read, but to build confidence, raise self esteem, and help kids experience the joy learning can provide.