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We are teachers who are passionate about making sure ALL children learn to read.  There are many bright children (and adults) who struggle with reading.  Through excellent brain research research brought to life in Stanislas Dehaene’s book Reading in The Brain: The New Science of How we Read and Zaretta Hammond’s research (and book) on Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain as well as many years of experience we have been able to consistently reach these struggling readers.  We hope the information and materials in this site, as well as the information in the Reading and Learning website will help make reading easier for many.

We are passionate about all learning, but this site is focused on a specific part of reading that greatly influences all others: being able to look at a string of letters and read it as a word quickly and fluently.

Chris Jaglo

  • BS in Elementary Education
  • Special Ed. Certification
  • Masters in Environmental Education
  • 30 year Classroom and Special Education teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Teacher trainer in reading
  • Private tutoring
  • Special Awards:
    • 1998 Minnesota Council of Exceptional Children Special Teacher of the Year
    • 2000 Minneapolis Teacher of the Year

Karin Emerson

  • BA in Psychology and Family Studies
  • K-6 Teaching license
  • Began teaching in 1991
  • Masters Degree in Experiential Education
  • Reading License
  • Teacher trainer in reading
  • Reading Specialist since 2001 working with, teaching and coaching:
    • Students
    • Parents
    • Volunteers
    • Teachers

I did not like reading as a child, so I certainly understand if you or your child do not like reading or find it easy and fun!  See our companion website Reading and Learning to learn more about what to do and where to look for help if your child struggles with reading.

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