Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Claire Conroy.
I’ve worked as a special-education teacher in public schools since 2012. I’ve been in urban and suburban districts, in most grades from K-12. I’ve served as a case manager, a co-teacher, and a resource teacher.
B.S. Ed. Integrated Elementary Special Education, University of Hartford, 2012
M.S.Ed. Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University, 2015
In 2015, I got formally certified in the Orton-Gillinham approach. After finishing the training, I also became a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (now titled as a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist) through the IDA. I’ve also completed an additional 60+ hours of CEUs through the IDA and SERC in my quest to better understand dyslexia.
As a teacher, though, I can only reach so many students per year. That’s why I have turned to training teachers and coaching school administrators to increase my impact. The IDA estimates that as many as 15-20% of the global population may show some symptoms of dyslexia. Imagine what our schools could look like if each teacher were armed with the knowledge of how to teach students with dyslexia. Imagine increasing literacy scores and decreasing the percentage of lagging reading skills.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more!
Disclaimer: I am not trained or certified to train in the Orton-Gillingham approach. I am certified to instruct students using this approach.