Orton Gillingham reading instruction is provided by highly experienced instructors and individualized to meet the needs of each learner, pre-K through adult.

As teaching professionals, we're constantly honing our skills, improving our techniques and learning. As a team, we are sharing students, ideas, strategies and insights. As a center, we strive to implement best practices, stay up-to-date on new research and incorporate it into our teaching. In order to promote consistency and cohesiveness, it's important that we see ourselves as part of a larger entity rather than individual units. Involving more than one staff member with each student allows us to bring multiple perspectives and ranges of experience to each one, along with checks and balances for each other.

All of our staff reading specialists are required to take ongoing professional development.  In addition, all teaching staff is trained in the Orton Gillingham approach through our on-site training program and/or through Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota.

Annette Bruscino
M.Ed. School Psychology; B.S. Social Science; Ed. S. School Psychology
Staff Specialist

Megan Carchedi
B.A. Early Childhood Ed.
Staff Specialist

Tracie Ditty
B.A. Early Childhood Ed.
Team Lead and Master Specialist

Katherine Englund
B.A. Elementary Ed.
Master Specialist

Maggie Klimisch
Curriculum and Instruction; B.A. Elementary Ed.; OG-CT
Team Lead and Master Specialist

Nancy Nakaoka
Specialist-in-Training

Jenny Nelson
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction; B.A. Religion/South Asian Studies
Staff Specialist

Terri Nelson
M.A. Special Ed.; B.A. Secondary Ed.
Staff Specialist

Abbe Pedersen
Director of Communications and Human Resources

Rhonda Rademacher
M.S. Behavior-Autism Focus, M.S. Business, B.S. Business
Staff Specialist

Karen Sonday
M.A. Special Ed; B.A. Child Psychology; F/AOGPE
Owner/Executive Director

Not Pictured: Tegwin Rome, B.S. Industrial Engineering, Staff Specialist

Brenda Zehnder
M.S. Ed; B.S. Elementary Ed; CALPDirector of Finance and Operations
Master Specialist

Educators, get the latest updates in your inbox!

Join our mailing list to get updates on upcoming Professional Development Series Events, Sonday System training, and Orton Gillingham training.

Join our mailing list

* indicates required