About Y Literacy
Hi, I’m Sherry! I have worked as a resource teacher for more than 15 years. A lot of this time has been dedicated to helping students learn to read. In this position, one of the questions I have been asked over and over by parents has been, “Why is my child reading below grade level?”
To be honest, I sat in way too many meetings staring blankly at parents, not knowing what to say. It was heartbreaking!
I became determined to do something about this! Not knowing was not acceptable to me. I have been trained in numerous reading programs over the years, yet none of them worked on their own for each and every student I have taught. I also trained in alternative methods, most of which I funded myself for to the tune of thousands of dollars.
The more I learned, the more fascinated I became with the process! To add to this, a couple of my own children struggled a bit with reading for awhile. What eventually worked for those two were alternative methods… each of them required something different, yet neither of them required anything complicated! We were able to quickly rectify the struggle with reading once I understood the root of their struggles.
This fascinated me even more! I became determined to put something together to help other parents avoid long-term reading struggles with their child.
Back when I was a student in school, I often struggled with my individual sense of belonging and self-confidence… I was teased a lot for things that were beyond my control, such as my purple hands due to Raynaud’s. To add to this, I had warts on my hands and the kids referred to me as “Medusa.” This is something I could relate to when working with children who struggle to read as many of them also struggle with their sense of belonging and self-confidence in school… also for circumstances beyond their control. Needless to say, I have a real soft spot for helping these kids out!
Furthermore, in my experience as a parent of my 4 children, I have a strong sense of appreciation that, even within families, each child has unique learning strengths… strengths that need to be honored and valued!
It is a huge goal of mine to enhance the lives of individuals by helping them to believe in themselves while not only increasing their sense of belonging and self-confidence, but their literacy, numeracy and behavior skills at the same time!