Who Am I?

My name is Ellery and I am a private Reading Specialist who offers reading assessments, consulting, educator training, and homeschool support, both online as well as in person in the Grants Pass, Oregon area.

Currently, I am the Vice Principal for Baker Charter School for the Southern Oregon region. Previously I was a Language Arts Specialist for a public school in San Diego, California 14 years.  I have a multiple subject credential from San Diego State University, a Masters in education with an emphasis in reading, a California reading certification, an Oregon Teaching License, as well as an Administrator Licensure.  I am also a mother to 5 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 and succeed in all academic areas.  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 academic concerns.