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Cheryl Anthony

Cheryl Anthony is the former owner/president of Successful Learning Educational Services where she provided assessments and direct services for those with dyslexia for 17 years. In this position, she also helped to coordinate IEP services through contracts with schools, provided teacher training, and advocacy support in schools. Cheryl served as president of the Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association for 6 years where she helped to introduce legislation in Washington State regarding dyslexia in 2009. She has served on several Oregon legislative advisory rule committees regarding dyslexia legislation in that state. Currently, Cheryl is the president of Southern Arizona Educational Services LLC. She has most recently joined forces with an author to form Reading Is Fun, a publishing company focused on providing decodable books for students who may struggle with reading due to dyslexia. Cheryl remains passionate about advocating for those who learn differently and believes that with support, these individuals can lead successful school and work lives.

Kaitlyn Behrmann

Kaitlyn earned a Bachelor of Science Dual Degree in Elementary and Special Education through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She received an additional license in Early Childhood Special Education. Kaitlyn is currently a special education program support teacher. Kaitlyn has eight years of experience teaching and coaching in special education classrooms. She is incredibly passionate about instructing and advocating for struggling learners, as well as collaborating and connecting with students, parents/families, and other professionals to provide the most effective intervention and learning experience for every student. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading, writing, seeing live music, and exercising!

Robert Meyer

Ventris Learning President & Publisher Robert Meyer has 25 years of K-12 publishing industry experience. He has presented at numerous state and national early childhood, special education and literacy conferences including National Title 1, National Head Start, the International Literacy Association Intensive Conference on Equity, HighScope International, Neuhaus Education, National Black Child Development Institute, and the Education Research & Development Institute. Meyer holds a music education degree from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Dorothy Morrison, Ph.D

Dr. M (Dot) holds a BA in English literature from the University of Utah, an MA in English
(language history emphasis) and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young
University. She taught at BYU, U of MN Duluth, and Ohio State University. Former National
Director of Training for See The Sound/Visual Phonics. She is a Certified Master Trainer for OGI.
Studied under and certified by Ron Yoshimoto. Founder, Eagle Point Educational Consulting,
specializing in psycho-educational evaluations and OG tutoring. Retired from Ohio State
University where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Phonics and Word Study,
Assessing and Instructing Struggling Readers, and Clinical Practicum for Ohio reading
endorsement and IDA certification. Published researcher and Editor in Chief for Literate Nation.
She directed the OSU Tutoring and Clinical Programs at OSU and established and managed an
IDA Accredited Program. She is a past president of Central Ohio Branch of IDA and currently
serves on the board of directors of Wisconsin Branch of IDA and WI Reading League. She
recently served on the Advisory Committee, Wisconsin Dyslexia Guidebook.

She loves working with researchers, administrators, teachers, kids, and all things reading. She
passionately believes in children’s unlimited potential to learn if teachers are encouraged to
think outside the box and become “kid watchers” to learn how each child learns best. After
taking several other OG trainings, she found Yoshimoto OGI and fell in love with its breadth,
depth, and flexibility, recognizing that it empowers teachers to lift all readers.

Katelyn Wagner

Kate is currently a doctoral student studying occupational therapy at the Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to full time studies Kate also works as a dyslexia interventionist and remote learning coach with READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. Kate has 6 years of experience teaching. This includes special education, alternative education, and bilingual education. Her bachelor’s degree is from UW-Oshkosh. Kate has a license in special education and alternative education. Kate is passionate about creativity in education!

Lillian Wenzel

Lillian Wenzel is currently a second-grade teacher in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has a wide range of personal and professional experiences working with students who have different learning needs including twice exceptional. Lilian has taught bilingual special and regular education, EL, and ELA in monolingual classrooms, all ranging from grades K-6. Lilian is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Carina Zinda

Carina Zinda earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Education from Marian University. She spent over 22 years in the Fond du Lac School District where she taught all subject areas in grade 3 and grade 6. She specialized in teaching Language Arts in grade 7 for the past 9 years. Carina is passionate about bridging the ever-widening gap in reading achievement and helping students, as well as parents, to find the tools and strategies they need to be successful readers; thus, empowering them for more opportunities in their lives. Recently she began a new journey with the Neenah Joint School District as an Instructional Library Technology Specialist. In addition, Carina also worked as a dyslexia interventionist with READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. Carina’s desire to be a part of this team was born of the passion to help those struggling readers, writers and spellers, who are extremely intelligent, learn the system so they are able to believe in themselves again.
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