‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free’-Frederick Douglas
Sarah Dieck McGuire
Director: Belmullet Co Mayo Monkstown, Co Dublin
Sarah Dieck Mc Guire was born and raised in the USA. She attended Western Michigan University, earning her bachelor degree in Science, specialising in teaching reading, maths and science. She went on to earn an honours Masters degree in Teaching, Special Education at the University of Charleston, S.C. Sarah has been teaching students with dyslexia for eighteen years, in the USA and in Ireland. She has taught in a number of settings including resource, self-contained and special school. Sarah has completed the Wilson Reading System Advanced Diploma and the Orton-Gillingham practitioner’s course.
Sarah Lumsden Watchorn
Director: Greystones, Co Wicklow
Sarah Lumsden Watchorn has been teaching children with dyslexia for the past fifteen years. Sarah spent her childhood in Paris, and taught in NYC, two cities she holds close to her heart. Sarah earned her Masters degree in Special Educational Needs (M.Ed SEN) from University College Dublin. A mum who loves nothing more than family time with her husband and three children in Greystones, Co Wicklow, Sarah is passionate about teaching reading.
Reading Academy Online is tackling dyslexia and other reading problems, writes Ruth Doris One in 10 people is affected by dyslexia, but despite the prevalence of the learning difficulty, which makes it harder for some people to learn to read, write, and spell, many teachers report that their training is inadequate.