Who Am I?

My name is Ellery and I am a private Reading Specialist who offers reading assessments, consulting, and Summer Reading Camps for kids, parents, and educators in the Grants Pass, Oregon area (as well as online).

I was previously a Language Arts Specialist for a public school in San Diego, California.  I have a multiple subject credential from San Diego State University, a Masters in education with an emphasis in reading, and a California reading certification.  I am also a mother to 4 kids and ran my own school for two years.

I created MyReadingSpecialist.com because I want to give parents (and educators) resources to help their children and students overcome reading problems.  As a tutor for many years, I found that the successes came mostly when parents took an active role in the process...after all YOU are your child's best teacher!  With this in mind, I created this site to give tools to parents, and also to act as a consultant for specific reading-related problems.