About the Team
Kaitlyn, our head tutor and owner, has her Bachelor of General Studies from the U of C, Bachelor of Education from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and over 100 hours of Orton Gillingham training from the Orton Gillingham Online Academy and The Reach Learning Centre in Vancouver. Kaitlyn has completed a supervised practicum and is a certified Orton Gillingham Practitioner. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years, teaching in a variety of school settings from private to public as well as French immersion classrooms. She has additional training through the Dyslexia Center of Georgia, where she learned the game changing handwriting correction technique from Jill Ham.
Kaitlyn found her passion for helping children with dyslexia after her sons were diagnosed several years ago. She has seen first hand how amazing the dyslexic brain is and what it is capable of with the right instruction and a dedicated teacher. She aims to connect with each child and create a learning environment that is supportive and fun!
Margaret joined the Literacy Unlocked team in April of 2019. She has been a classroom teacher for over 18 years and has worked in a variety of unique settings including a one-room, boat access only schoolhouse, multigrade classrooms and online teaching.
Margaret has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and worked as a volunteer leading nature and outdoor programs for school groups. This led her to obtain a Bachelor of Education and she became a classroom teacher. She quickly realized the diversity of learning needs in today’s classrooms, so she obtained a diploma in Special Education in order to serve all her students. Upon joining Literacy Unlocked Margaret received training on how to deliver an Orton Gillinham lesson with Kaitlyn. She took it all on board and excelled. Margaret builds meaningful and trusting relationships with all her students and is invested in seeing them succeed. Literacy Unlocked is extremely fortunate to have Margaret as part of the team.