Amy Freeman, Mentoring 4 Reading Achievement Program Director:
Amy has worked with students and adults with disabilities for over 40 years. She was the co-director of a 1:1 reading mentoring program for 15 years including training and professional development support for 300 schools. She collaborated in creating the Readinga-z.com reading mentoring materials that schools use to help their students reading below grade level. Amy has also worked as a: teacher, sheltered workshop director, behavior specialist, superintendent, state-wide preschool reviewer, and regional DD program consultant. Amy has her B.S. and M.Ed. in Special Education from Bowling Green State University.
In Memoriam: Debby Ambroza was Mentoring 4 Reading Achievement Reading Mentoring Specialist and co author of the M4RA resources:
Debby worked with and for students with disabilities for over 40 years. Her K-12 grades of students had IEPs for ID, DD, MD, ED, SLD, At Risk, etc. Debby piloted this 1:1 reading mentoring program in her classroom using the materials from www.readinga-z.com that were created for the Mentors to use. Debby saw her students make quicker and more substantial progress in reading, as well as more gains in self-confidence, than she had previously experienced. She worked as a training consultant for a 1:1 reading mentoring program for 9 years. Debby graduated with a degree in Special Education from the Ohio State University.
Debby and Amy provided training and support to schools and families throughout Ohio for 14 years.