About

Kristen Koeller - Educator & Dyslexia Specialist

Decoding Dyslexia CA - Educator Outreach Manager

I have worked as a reading intervention specialist since 2009. My passion is supporting striving readers in schools and raising awareness about dyslexia.

My personal and professional motto is that "all children should learn to read between 8:00 - 3:00." Schools consistently miss the mark when it comes to teaching reading during the school day. While tutoring is effective and sometimes necessary, most students CAN learn to read at school - IF they receive the right instruction.

I have experience as an Response to Intervention (RTI) Teacher, an Intervention Specialist, a trainer and leader of professional development for educators, a private dyslexia tutor, and a volunteer with Decoding Dyslexia California (DDCA) as their Educator Outreach Manager.

I have 18 years of successful teaching experience that includes building RTI/MTSS frameworks. I excel as an instructional coach, trainer, and PLC facilitator. I am an IDA certified Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE/AOGPE).

I am trained in Orton-Gillingham from Dyslexia Training Institute and AOGPE, and in Structured Literacy from Literacy How. I am also trained in the Sonday System, Wilson Fundations and Just Words, S.P.I.R.E. I also have training in Structured Word Inquiry which is rooted in etymology and morphology.

I am an active member of Decoding Dyslexia CA, and the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

I am a skilled trainer & presenter who helps educators and administrators better understand the science of teaching reading within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RTI). This helps us build successful frameworks for identifying, and responding to, reading risk in schools with evidence-based practices.