Education

Mississippi College (Blue Mountain, MS)

Degree: Master of Education, May 2016

Major: Dyslexia Therapy

GPA: 4.0


Samford University (Birmingham, AL)

Degree:Bachelor of Science in Education, Spring 2010

Major:Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education
GPA:3.70


Dyslexia Training Institute (Online) Winter 2013- Summer 2014

Earned:Dyslexia Certificate

Classes completed:What is Dyslexia?, Orton-Gillingham Part 1, Orton-Gililngham Part 2, Orton-Gillingham Part 3, Reading Comprehension and Fluency

Webinars:Overview of Dyslexia, The Law& Dyslexia, Executive Function, Writing and Simulation


Certifications

Certified Academic Langauge Therapist (CALT)

Alabama Elementary Education Teaching License, Pre-K through 6 th Grade (Highly Qualified)

Alabama Special Education Teaching License, Pre-K through 6 th Grade (Highly Qualified)

Alabama Master's in Education Teaching License, Dyslexia Therapy (Highly Qualified)

 

Career Experience

Huntsville Tutoring Company
Dyslexia Therapy (Madison, AL) (Summer 2013- Present)

·Barton Reading Program

·Dyslexia Therapy Program

·Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing

· All about Reading and Spelling

·  Create individual programs for each student's needs

-     Jill Ham's handwriting class (Dyslexia Center of Georgia)

-     Jill Ham's Dyslexia classes (Dyslexia Center of Georgia)


Dyslexia Tutoring (Starkville, MS)  (Spring 2013)

·Barton Reading Program

·Taught comprehension skills through novels

·Interacted with parents to keep them informed of their child’s progress


Sudduth Elementary (Starkville, MS) (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)

·Special Education Resource Teacher

·Adapted curriculum to the level of students

·Learned and Taught Reading Street

·Wrote IEP’s for each student

·Kept detailed records on students progress


Sudduth Elementary (Starkville, MS) (Fall 2010- Spring 2012)

·1 st grade teacher

·Piloted a self empowerment program in my classroom

·Learned and Taught Success for All and Singapore Math

·Used many hands on activities to reinforce skills taught in the Reading and/or Math Program


Private Tutoring (Summer 2009 – Fall 2010)

·3 rd grader- responsible for creating new ways to learn, reviewing old tests, and teaching study skills.

·Created behavior modification plans to use at home.

·Kindergartener- taught reading skills using ARI materials.


Other Related Experiences

Technology Skills

·Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Boardmaker, Smartboards, Inspiration, Destination, Fast Forward, INow, Communication Device, Map, Compass Learning and STI.

Alabama Reading Initiative Training (Spring 2010)

·Completed ARI training

Programs Taught

·Reading Street, Singapore Math, Success for All, Visualing and Verbalizing, Dyslexia Therapy Program, Alphabetic Phonics, and Barton Reading

If your child is struggling with reading, spelling, and/or comprehension please contact me. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have!

Kathleen Lavallee

256-690-8947

Huntsvilletutoringcompany@gmail.com