Meet Ms. Carri
My name is Carri, or as the kids call me, “Ms. Carri”. As a certified dyslexia specialist and licensed educational therapist, I am committed to teaching your child to read, gain number sense, and spell confidently, while improving neuro, sensory, and cognitive development. I use an Orton-Gillingham based structured literacy approach to teaching reading using explicit, multi-sensory, sequential phonics. For 20 years I have been an educator and am a dedicated lifelong learner. I started my career in Hanover County as a German and ESL teacher, then was chosen to work at VCU as a Teacher in Residence in the School of Education and School of World Studies, serving as an adjunct Linguistics professor, Italian instructor, and a field supervisor for student teachers of world languages. I served as faculty and administration at The Steward School as an ESL teacher and Resource teacher before becoming the Upper School Dean of Student Support.
In 2016, I started LexiConfidence, LLC and have expanded my practice to include educational therapy: dyslexia and dyscalculia intervention, cognitive development, dyslexia screenings, primitive reflex movement assessment and exercises, yoga, consultation, and professional development. Cognitive and academic testing is forthcoming.
I live in Mechanicsville with my husband, son, and two daughters. I enjoy being a soccer and dance mom, a singer, and serve as an early childhood choir director at Fairmount Christian Church. When I am not teaching, I can usually be found with a book within reach.
PCET, M.A., Ed. M.
Certified Dyslexia Specialist/Screener
Professionally Certified Educational Therapist