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Immersive Dyslexia Program

Dyslexia Program Faculty

As we prepared for the inaugural group of Immersive Dyslexia Program students to start in August 2018, one of our most important endeavors was building the team who will teach and lead the program. After an intensive and thorough search, we are pleased to introduce the program’s director and faculty.

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  • Cindy O'Neill, Director

    Leading the Immersive Dyslexia Program is Cindy O’Neill, who comes to Walker from Pace Academy, where she served as the director of Middle School Academic Resource Center. Before joining Pace in 2014, she previously worked at Atlanta Speech School and Brumby Elementary in Marietta. Cindy earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University, and she has extensive training and certifications in learning support programs and strategies. “Working with dyslexic students is where my heart and passion lie,” said Cindy. “Walker’s program allows students to focus on building a solid foundation centered on their specific needs, thus allowing the child to progress well-armed with knowledge, tools, and strategies that apply to all areas of learning.”
     
  • Beth Walter, Teacher

    Beth Walter comes to Walker from Swift School in Roswell, which serves students with dyslexia and learning differences. She also taught at both The Epstein School in Atlanta and Chalker Elementary School in Kennesaw. Beth has completed the Classroom Educator level of Orton-Gillingham training and fulfilled 100 practicum hours in O-G tutoring. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in education from the University of Florida. “I am so excited to be one of the first teachers in the new Immersive Dyslexia Program,” said Beth. “Teaching dyslexic children is a passion of mine, and I am happy to be a part of this amazing journey for them and for Walker.”
  • Kimberly Pitts, Teacher

    Kimberly Pitts comes to Walker from Marietta City Schools where she served as a Reading Support teacher, and she previously taught at Gracepoint School (which serves students with dyslexia). Prior to that, Kimberly taught at Walton High School in Marietta and North Springs High School in Atlanta. She is an Associate of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Kimberly earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia and her master’s of education from Georgia State University. Kimberly said, “I’m thrilled to be a part of Walker’s new Immersive Dyslexia Program, as it is a great addition to the Metro Atlanta community.”
  • Sarah Null, Support

    Sarah Null, our Lower School Learning Specialist, serves as an integral part of the program. An Associate of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, she has supported Walker students since 2015. Sarah is a Certified Dyslexia Therapist for the International Dyslexia Association, and she is trained in Orton-Gillingham’s multisensory method for teaching math. In the Lower and Primary Schools, she provides faculty and curriculum support and works with students in need of individual support.
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