Ashley is our literacy specialist who works with students Kindergarten through 6th grade to improve their reading and writing skills. Studying under Lucy Calkins at Teachers College, Columbia University, Ashley has a strong knowledge of Reading and Writing Workshop, which many of the local schools use as their literacy curriculum.  She provides instruction to both review and preview concepts and monitors for growth in accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Ashley offers support in the entire writing process from brainstorming through the final draft.  

Ashley is: 

  • well-versed in NWEA MAP in both interpreting scores and supporting growth in RIT bands

  • trained in Words Their Way for spelling development

  • familiar with Wilson Reading System for intensive reading intervention

  • available for homework help

  • trained in executive functioning support by Rush Neurobehavioral Center

  • also a math tutor for Kindergarten-5th grade