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The May Center for Learning

Faculty & Staff

All May School teachers earn certification in multi-sensory language therapy through Shelton School of Dallas, the largest school for students with learning differences in the world, as well as have extensive training in the research-based methods that work best for diverse learners. Our 6:1 student/teacher ratio ensures that our students maximize how they learn best with focused, individualized instruction.

FACULTY & STAFF

  Amy Miller, MA, MFA, CALP: Executive Director     
  
   
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   Amy Miller is co-founder of May Center for Learning, a school and outreach center for students with language-based learning differences in Santa Fe, NM.  She earned her BA from American University, her MA from St. John’s College, and her MFA in Writing from Arizona State University. Amy is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and a trainer for the SEE Multi-Sensory Language Teaching Program. She is a frequent presenter at regional education conferences and at varied schools and organizations, including being a featured speaker at the sold-out Dyslexia 2018 conference in Albuquerque, NM this February.  Amy is also Chair of Outreach on the board of the Southwest chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA), and she co-chairs The Reading Group, a literacy initiative focused on improving reading outcomes for students in Santa Fe in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community Foundation. Last year, she founded the Dyslexia Justice League, an empowerment group for children with dyslexia that uses superhero stories as a vehicle for learning about self-advocacy, growth mindset, and the strengths of the dyslexic mind.   Where I Come From , a book that Amy co-authored with May Center students, won the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Young Adult Book of the Year.     Get in touch with Amy>>

Amy Miller, MA, MFA, CALP: Executive Director

 Amy Miller is co-founder of May Center for Learning, a school and outreach center for students with language-based learning differences in Santa Fe, NM.  She earned her BA from American University, her MA from St. John’s College, and her MFA in Writing from Arizona State University. Amy is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and a trainer for the SEE Multi-Sensory Language Teaching Program. She is a frequent presenter at regional education conferences and at varied schools and organizations, including being a featured speaker at the sold-out Dyslexia 2018 conference in Albuquerque, NM this February.  Amy is also Chair of Outreach on the board of the Southwest chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA), and she co-chairs The Reading Group, a literacy initiative focused on improving reading outcomes for students in Santa Fe in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community Foundation. Last year, she founded the Dyslexia Justice League, an empowerment group for children with dyslexia that uses superhero stories as a vehicle for learning about self-advocacy, growth mindset, and the strengths of the dyslexic mind.  Where I Come From, a book that Amy co-authored with May Center students, won the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Young Adult Book of the Year. 
Get in touch with Amy>>

  Stephanie Binkley, MA, CALP: Early Childhood and Elementary Director   Stephanie has had a passion for working with children with learning differences since high school when she had the opportunity to be a teacher’s aide in a classroom for peers with special needs. She received a Bachelor’s in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and a Masters in Human Relations with an emphasis in counseling in 2004. As a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner, Stephanie has extensive training in working with children with language delays. She has most recently been trained in the DuBard Association Method and Lindamood Bell.   Get in touch with Stephanie>>

Stephanie Binkley, MA, CALP: Early Childhood and Elementary Director

Stephanie has had a passion for working with children with learning differences since high school when she had the opportunity to be a teacher’s aide in a classroom for peers with special needs. She received a Bachelor’s in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and a Masters in Human Relations with an emphasis in counseling in 2004. As a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner, Stephanie has extensive training in working with children with language delays. She has most recently been trained in the DuBard Association Method and Lindamood Bell.
Get in touch with Stephanie>>

  Heidi Schmidt, MA, LED, CALP: Director of Tutoring & Assessment, Certified Educational Diagnostician   Heidi has worked for 15 years as a general education teacher, as well as a special education and gifted student teacher in both private school settings and with the Santa Fe Public Schools. The mother of two teenage boys, Heidi is not only an advocate for students in her professional life, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges and frustrations a learning disability can cause for her child and her family. Heidi is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner and has completed multi-sensory language teacher training in both the Sounds in Syllables Multisensory Language Program and the Shelton Sequential English Education Program. Additionally, Heidi recently completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. Always a lifelong learner, she also holds a post graduate certificate in educational diagnosis. Her passion continues to be to teach, support and advocate for bright children who don’t fit into the traditional education mold.   Get in touch with Heidi>>

Heidi Schmidt, MA, LED, CALP: Director of Tutoring & Assessment, Certified Educational Diagnostician

Heidi has worked for 15 years as a general education teacher, as well as a special education and gifted student teacher in both private school settings and with the Santa Fe Public Schools. The mother of two teenage boys, Heidi is not only an advocate for students in her professional life, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges and frustrations a learning disability can cause for her child and her family. Heidi is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner and has completed multi-sensory language teacher training in both the Sounds in Syllables Multisensory Language Program and the Shelton Sequential English Education Program. Additionally, Heidi recently completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. Always a lifelong learner, she also holds a post graduate certificate in educational diagnosis. Her passion continues to be to teach, support and advocate for bright children who don’t fit into the traditional education mold.
Get in touch with Heidi>>

  Linda Archibald, MA: Elementary Teaching Assistant    In 2015, Linda Archibald retired from the public schools where she worked as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, literacy coordinator and instructional coach for 26 years. Linda holds a Level 3 Teaching License and is TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certified. Currently, Linda is also an adjunct faculty at the Santa Fe Community College, where she teaches reading methods classes for aspiring teachers. She is currently in the process of becoming a certified multi-sensory language teacher. Linda loves teaching and believes everyone can learn.  When Linda is not teaching, she spends her time with loved ones, her garden and her chickens.   Get in touch with Linda>>

Linda Archibald, MA: Elementary Teaching Assistant

In 2015, Linda Archibald retired from the public schools where she worked as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, literacy coordinator and instructional coach for 26 years. Linda holds a Level 3 Teaching License and is TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certified. Currently, Linda is also an adjunct faculty at the Santa Fe Community College, where she teaches reading methods classes for aspiring teachers. She is currently in the process of becoming a certified multi-sensory language teacher. Linda loves teaching and believes everyone can learn.  When Linda is not teaching, she spends her time with loved ones, her garden and her chickens.
Get in touch with Linda>>

  Betsy Armstrong, Interventionist and Administrative Assistant   Betsy grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Brown University before heading west to make Santa Fe her home. She completed her NCME Montessori certification soon after college and taught for several years in a Montessori primary school. After later working both in the nonprofit sector and as a jewelry designer, she returned to education as an active volunteer and board secretary at the Santa Fe Waldorf School, where her daughter was a student. Betsy recently completed the K – 8 Elementary Teaching Licensure program for the state of New Mexico and the certification in multi-sensory language teaching. Aside from work, Betsy likes to get outside as much as possible and loves to hike, ski, spend time with her family, and explore design of all kinds.   Get in touch with Betsy>>

Betsy Armstrong, Interventionist and Administrative Assistant

Betsy grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Brown University before heading west to make Santa Fe her home. She completed her NCME Montessori certification soon after college and taught for several years in a Montessori primary school. After later working both in the nonprofit sector and as a jewelry designer, she returned to education as an active volunteer and board secretary at the Santa Fe Waldorf School, where her daughter was a student. Betsy recently completed the K – 8 Elementary Teaching Licensure program for the state of New Mexico and the certification in multi-sensory language teaching. Aside from work, Betsy likes to get outside as much as possible and loves to hike, ski, spend time with her family, and explore design of all kinds.
Get in touch with Betsy>>

  NewSong Bradley, Music Teacher   Bio coming soon...   Get in touch with NewSong>>

NewSong Bradley, Music Teacher

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  Lorraine Edge Castillo: Interventionist and Art Teacher   Lorraine Edge Castillo is an artist, who after leaving her home country of Ireland, worked as a graphic designer for a decade in London before heading to San Francisco for art school. She finished her BFA Summa Cum Laude (Studio Arts) in 2010 at the College of Santa Fe, and has been working with kids with learning differences for the last three years, bringing to them her passion and knowledge of art and math.  Lorraine has completed training as a multi-sensory language teacher is currently working toward Certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner.   Get in touch with Lorraine>>

Lorraine Edge Castillo: Interventionist and Art Teacher

Lorraine Edge Castillo is an artist, who after leaving her home country of Ireland, worked as a graphic designer for a decade in London before heading to San Francisco for art school. She finished her BFA Summa Cum Laude (Studio Arts) in 2010 at the College of Santa Fe, and has been working with kids with learning differences for the last three years, bringing to them her passion and knowledge of art and math.  Lorraine has completed training as a multi-sensory language teacher is currently working toward Certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner.
Get in touch with Lorraine>>

  Valerie Chism, M.Ed, ED DIAG   Valerie holds New Mexico licensure for pre-k-12 Educational Diagnostician, and K-12 grade Special Education teacher.  She originally studied in Arkansas to obtain her B.S. in Education and taught various elementary and middle school grades in Texas before earring a Master's in Education with a specialty in Educational Diagnostics from the University of North Texas in 1996.  While at UNT, Valerie taught classes for teacher interns and developed coursework.  After graduation, Valerie worked in private practice as a Educational Diagnostician in the Dallas area, and she established a school based learning lab program for students with learning differences in grades 4-12.  With over thirty years in education and parenting her own children with various learning needs, Valerie has a special love for helping students and parents understand and advocate for the ways they learn best.   Get in touch with Valerie>>

Valerie Chism, M.Ed, ED DIAG

Valerie holds New Mexico licensure for pre-k-12 Educational Diagnostician, and K-12 grade Special Education teacher.  She originally studied in Arkansas to obtain her B.S. in Education and taught various elementary and middle school grades in Texas before earring a Master's in Education with a specialty in Educational Diagnostics from the University of North Texas in 1996.  While at UNT, Valerie taught classes for teacher interns and developed coursework.  After graduation, Valerie worked in private practice as a Educational Diagnostician in the Dallas area, and she established a school based learning lab program for students with learning differences in grades 4-12.  With over thirty years in education and parenting her own children with various learning needs, Valerie has a special love for helping students and parents understand and advocate for the ways they learn best.
Get in touch with Valerie>>

  Patty Conway, MA: Front Office Manager & Intermediate Director of Student Life   Before joining The May Center in August 2012, Patty was the Front Office Manager and Student Advisor at Desert Academy in Santa Fe. She completed her Masters in Counseling from Southwestern College in November 2010. She is skilled in facilitating experiential workshops for youth that focus on self-awareness and self-empowerment. Patty is a trained tutor for the Shelton School’s SEE program and is trained in The Hill Center’s HillRAP, HillWrite and HillMath. She has also completed a mindfulness in schools program through  mindfulschools.org .   Get in touch with Patty>>

Patty Conway, MA: Front Office Manager & Intermediate Director of Student Life

Before joining The May Center in August 2012, Patty was the Front Office Manager and Student Advisor at Desert Academy in Santa Fe. She completed her Masters in Counseling from Southwestern College in November 2010. She is skilled in facilitating experiential workshops for youth that focus on self-awareness and self-empowerment. Patty is a trained tutor for the Shelton School’s SEE program and is trained in The Hill Center’s HillRAP, HillWrite and HillMath. She has also completed a mindfulness in schools program through mindfulschools.org.
Get in touch with Patty>>

  Jennifer Fowler: Elementary PE Teacher   Bio coming soon...   Get in touch with Jennifer>>

Jennifer Fowler: Elementary PE Teacher

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  Daisy Guranich: Early Childhood Lead Teacher   Daisy is a certified Montessori instructor with 25 years of experience. She is a Montessori trainer with the Montessori Training Center in Albuquerque.  Daisy is also certified in Montessori Applied to Children at Risk and she has completed the Mindful Schools program. Daisy is passionate about following the individual child’s needs in her teaching.   Get in touch with Daisy>>

Daisy Guranich: Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Daisy is a certified Montessori instructor with 25 years of experience. She is a Montessori trainer with the Montessori Training Center in Albuquerque.  Daisy is also certified in Montessori Applied to Children at Risk and she has completed the Mindful Schools program. Daisy is passionate about following the individual child’s needs in her teaching.
Get in touch with Daisy>>

  Marjorie Hanus, MA: Elementary Lead Teacher   Born and raised in New Jersey, Marjorie earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters in Teaching from William Paterson University. Soon after she finished her Masters Degree, Marjorie was drawn to teaching at a school specializing in autism and learning differences because of her own struggle with dyslexia. She moved to Santa Fe in 2007 and taught at a private school for several years before taking some time off to stay home with her children. Marjorie is excited to have the opportunity to work at May Center where she can help children reach their full potential. She has completed training in multi-sensory language teaching and she is currently pursuing certification through ALTA. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and learning about natural health and remedies.   Get in touch with Marjorie>>

Marjorie Hanus, MA: Elementary Lead Teacher

Born and raised in New Jersey, Marjorie earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters in Teaching from William Paterson University. Soon after she finished her Masters Degree, Marjorie was drawn to teaching at a school specializing in autism and learning differences because of her own struggle with dyslexia. She moved to Santa Fe in 2007 and taught at a private school for several years before taking some time off to stay home with her children. Marjorie is excited to have the opportunity to work at May Center where she can help children reach their full potential. She has completed training in multi-sensory language teaching and she is currently pursuing certification through ALTA. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and learning about natural health and remedies.
Get in touch with Marjorie>>

  Kathy Hillock: Intermediate Lead Teacher   Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University, Kathy has called Santa Fe home for nearly 20 years. She has worked as an editor and for environmental nonprofits. She also holds an elementary teaching license through the State of New Mexico and has completed coursework for an endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Kathy has completed training as a multi-sensory language teacher and is currently working toward certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. Being a mom, working with students and teachers, and learning as much as she can about languages and cultures all bring her great joy.   Get in touch with Kathy>>

Kathy Hillock: Intermediate Lead Teacher

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University, Kathy has called Santa Fe home for nearly 20 years. She has worked as an editor and for environmental nonprofits. She also holds an elementary teaching license through the State of New Mexico and has completed coursework for an endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Kathy has completed training as a multi-sensory language teacher and is currently working toward certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. Being a mom, working with students and teachers, and learning as much as she can about languages and cultures all bring her great joy.
Get in touch with Kathy>>

  Deirdre Logue: Elementary Lead Teacher   Deirdre has taught in both public charter and private Waldorf schools for twenty years. She has had the privilege to teach kindergarteners through eighth graders. She has always enjoyed being in the woods, camping, hiking, and being outdoors. Deirdre’s love and wonder of nature led her to a degree in biology and master’s work in geology. One of my passions is enlivening this inherent wonder and curiosity in the natural world in my students. When Deirdre considers what she would do if she were not a teacher- her only answer is that she would be a student! Deirdre looks forward to her work with your children and this dynamic group of  teachers.   Get in touch with Deirdre>>

Deirdre Logue: Elementary Lead Teacher

Deirdre has taught in both public charter and private Waldorf schools for twenty years. She has had the privilege to teach kindergarteners through eighth graders. She has always enjoyed being in the woods, camping, hiking, and being outdoors. Deirdre’s love and wonder of nature led her to a degree in biology and master’s work in geology. One of my passions is enlivening this inherent wonder and curiosity in the natural world in my students. When Deirdre considers what she would do if she were not a teacher- her only answer is that she would be a student! Deirdre looks forward to her work with your children and this dynamic group of  teachers.
Get in touch with Deirdre>>

  Bret Luboyeski, MA, CALP: Intermediate Director   Bret is a Chicago-area native and graduate of Northwestern University. In the Chicago area, he worked as a special education teacher at the high school level. Bret has also worked as an individual academic tutor. Most recently, he served as director of Sylvan Learning here in Santa Fe. Bret came to New Mexico to study at St. John’s College, where he earned his M.A. in Eastern Classics. Bret is currently working toward certification in multi-sensory language teaching, and he has completed a course in mindfulness in schools through mindfulschools.org. While he misses authentic, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, Bret is quite happy to have been introduced to Hatch green chiles and New Mexican cuisine. When he is not eating, he enjoys hiking, playing chess and watching ice hockey.   Get in touch with Bret>>

Bret Luboyeski, MA, CALP: Intermediate Director

Bret is a Chicago-area native and graduate of Northwestern University. In the Chicago area, he worked as a special education teacher at the high school level. Bret has also worked as an individual academic tutor. Most recently, he served as director of Sylvan Learning here in Santa Fe. Bret came to New Mexico to study at St. John’s College, where he earned his M.A. in Eastern Classics. Bret is currently working toward certification in multi-sensory language teaching, and he has completed a course in mindfulness in schools through mindfulschools.org. While he misses authentic, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, Bret is quite happy to have been introduced to Hatch green chiles and New Mexican cuisine. When he is not eating, he enjoys hiking, playing chess and watching ice hockey.
Get in touch with Bret>>

  Caitlin Martinez: Early Childhood Assistant   Caitlin recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from New Mexico Highlands University with her BA in University Studies with two concentrations in Elementary Education and Special Education. Caitlin comes from a family of educators, and she looks forward to working as the Early Childhood Assistant at May School.    Get in touch with Caitlin>>

Caitlin Martinez: Early Childhood Assistant

Caitlin recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from New Mexico Highlands University with her BA in University Studies with two concentrations in Elementary Education and Special Education. Caitlin comes from a family of educators, and she looks forward to working as the Early Childhood Assistant at May School. 
Get in touch with Caitlin>>

  Katherine Mertz, MA: Intermediate Interventionist   Katherine received her BA in English from the University of Oregon, and her MA in special education and reading education from Texas State University. For the past 20 years, she has served as an elementary reading teacher, and a special education teacher in the middle and high school settings. Katherine has been an Interventionist in Texas for the past 11 years, teaching reading and math. She has a special passion for working with students with learning differences, and has personal experience from raising a son with dyslexia. Prior to becoming a teacher, Katherine worked for several years in educational book publishing. She has completed training in Multi-Sensory Language Instruction, and is working toward becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. In her free time, Katherine loves to read, write, hike, and spend time with her family.   Get in touch with Katherine>>

Katherine Mertz, MA: Intermediate Interventionist

Katherine received her BA in English from the University of Oregon, and her MA in special education and reading education from Texas State University. For the past 20 years, she has served as an elementary reading teacher, and a special education teacher in the middle and high school settings. Katherine has been an Interventionist in Texas for the past 11 years, teaching reading and math. She has a special passion for working with students with learning differences, and has personal experience from raising a son with dyslexia. Prior to becoming a teacher, Katherine worked for several years in educational book publishing. She has completed training in Multi-Sensory Language Instruction, and is working toward becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. In her free time, Katherine loves to read, write, hike, and spend time with her family.
Get in touch with Katherine>>

  Trudy Moon, MA, CALP: Intermediate Lead Teacher   Trudy comes to May School with 20 years of commitment to education as a mathematics and French teacher, certified natural childbirth instructor, and active volunteer at the schools of her three children. She holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and French literature from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of secondary education from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She served on the public school board of University City in St. Louis, and has served on the board of trustees at Desert Academy. She has additional training in leadership and racism through Educational Equity Consultants and the Shelton School’s SEE multi-sensory language program. Trudy is a Certified Academic Language Practioner. She has completed mindfulness in the schools training through mindfulschools.org.   Get in touch with Trudy>>

Trudy Moon, MA, CALP: Intermediate Lead Teacher

Trudy comes to May School with 20 years of commitment to education as a mathematics and French teacher, certified natural childbirth instructor, and active volunteer at the schools of her three children. She holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and French literature from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of secondary education from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She served on the public school board of University City in St. Louis, and has served on the board of trustees at Desert Academy. She has additional training in leadership and racism through Educational Equity Consultants and the Shelton School’s SEE multi-sensory language program. Trudy is a Certified Academic Language Practioner. She has completed mindfulness in the schools training through mindfulschools.org.
Get in touch with Trudy>>

  Lynda Schmidt, MS: Intermediate Lead Teacher   Lynda comes to the May Center with extensive experience in both public and private schools. She is a Level 3 New Mexico licensed teacher in Special Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Gifted Education. She holds a BS degree in Geography and Social Science and a MS degree in Social Science. Most recently she was a Math interventionist, Primary level summer school teacher,  and high school tutor for the May Center. Previously, she was a Special Education teacher at Capshaw MIddle School. Lynda has a special love for this school, since two of her grandchildren have been students here. Lynda is looking forward to working with our intermediate grade students and sharing her philosophy that “all children can learn when given the right tools.”   Get in touch with Lynda>>

Lynda Schmidt, MS: Intermediate Lead Teacher

Lynda comes to the May Center with extensive experience in both public and private schools. She is a Level 3 New Mexico licensed teacher in Special Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Gifted Education. She holds a BS degree in Geography and Social Science and a MS degree in Social Science. Most recently she was a Math interventionist, Primary level summer school teacher,  and high school tutor for the May Center. Previously, she was a Special Education teacher at Capshaw MIddle School. Lynda has a special love for this school, since two of her grandchildren have been students here. Lynda is looking forward to working with our intermediate grade students and sharing her philosophy that “all children can learn when given the right tools.”
Get in touch with Lynda>>

  Jamie Shannon, MA: Elementary Lead Teacher   Jamie Shannon hails from Southern California but now considers Santa Fe her home.  She has a total of 20 years teaching experience in California and in New Mexico and has taught Pre-K through Grade 5. Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies/Teaching with a concentration in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills.  She holds a Level Two Professional K-8 Elementary Teaching License from the state of New Mexico. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Southwestern College and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a passion for play therapy. Prior to joining the May School, Jamie worked as a therapist for children and their families. She most recently taught as a tutor at the May Center and in our LEAP summer program. Jamie is currently pursing certification in MSL. When she is not teaching, Jamie spends her time with loved ones, enjoying music, creating art and dancing.   Get in touch with Jamie>>

Jamie Shannon, MA: Elementary Lead Teacher

Jamie Shannon hails from Southern California but now considers Santa Fe her home.  She has a total of 20 years teaching experience in California and in New Mexico and has taught Pre-K through Grade 5. Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies/Teaching with a concentration in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills.  She holds a Level Two Professional K-8 Elementary Teaching License from the state of New Mexico. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Southwestern College and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a passion for play therapy. Prior to joining the May School, Jamie worked as a therapist for children and their families. She most recently taught as a tutor at the May Center and in our LEAP summer program. Jamie is currently pursing certification in MSL. When she is not teaching, Jamie spends her time with loved ones, enjoying music, creating art and dancing.
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  Corrie Shapiro: Intermediate Lead Teacher   Corrie Shapiro graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a certification in Teaching K-12 TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is certified to teach English and ESL, and she taught English, ESL and the AVID program in the Santa Fe Public Schools before joining the May School. Corrie was also the founder and advisor to the De Vargas Middle School newspaper. Corrie is currently working toward certification in multi-sensory language teaching and has completed mindfulness in the schools training through Mindful Schools. This past summer, Corrie completed a course in teaching reading and writing at the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. Corrie enjoys reading and hiking with her family.   Get in touch with Corrie>>

Corrie Shapiro: Intermediate Lead Teacher

Corrie Shapiro graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a certification in Teaching K-12 TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is certified to teach English and ESL, and she taught English, ESL and the AVID program in the Santa Fe Public Schools before joining the May School. Corrie was also the founder and advisor to the De Vargas Middle School newspaper. Corrie is currently working toward certification in multi-sensory language teaching and has completed mindfulness in the schools training through Mindful Schools. This past summer, Corrie completed a course in teaching reading and writing at the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. Corrie enjoys reading and hiking with her family.
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  Amy Stanton, MA, CALP: Elementary School Lead Teacher & Curriculum Coordinator; Summer LEAP Director, Sweeney Pilot Director   While earning her Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy, Amy worked with children, teens and adults with mental health disorders. After eight years working in mental health, she earned a teaching certificate and taught first grade. An opportunity to attend the Shelton Sequential English Education (SEE) Teacher Level Training showed Amy that children with dyslexia needed a different instruction model to help them learn at their greatest potential. Amy is a nationally certified multi-sensory language teacher through ALTA and IMSLEC, and she is also trained in the Hill Reading, Writing, and Math programs, as well as in the Mindful Schools program. In addition, Amy is certified in Montessori Applied to Children at Risk. She is a trainer for the Shelton Sequential English Education program.   Get in touch with Amy>>

Amy Stanton, MA, CALP: Elementary School Lead Teacher & Curriculum Coordinator; Summer LEAP Director, Sweeney Pilot Director

While earning her Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy, Amy worked with children, teens and adults with mental health disorders. After eight years working in mental health, she earned a teaching certificate and taught first grade. An opportunity to attend the Shelton Sequential English Education (SEE) Teacher Level Training showed Amy that children with dyslexia needed a different instruction model to help them learn at their greatest potential. Amy is a nationally certified multi-sensory language teacher through ALTA and IMSLEC, and she is also trained in the Hill Reading, Writing, and Math programs, as well as in the Mindful Schools program. In addition, Amy is certified in Montessori Applied to Children at Risk. She is a trainer for the Shelton Sequential English Education program.
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  Debbie Taylor, Interventionist   Debbie and her husband came to Santa Fe five years ago from the Washington, D.C. area, where she worked as an interventionist with autistic and hearing impaired students with learning challenges.  Debbie is an artist, visual thinker and graduate of the University of the Arts.  Debbie has been a tutor at May Center for the last two years. Debbie has completed training in Multi-Sensory Language Instruction, and she is working toward becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner.     Get in touch with Debbie>>

Debbie Taylor, Interventionist

Debbie and her husband came to Santa Fe five years ago from the Washington, D.C. area, where she worked as an interventionist with autistic and hearing impaired students with learning challenges.  Debbie is an artist, visual thinker and graduate of the University of the Arts.  Debbie has been a tutor at May Center for the last two years. Debbie has completed training in Multi-Sensory Language Instruction, and she is working toward becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner.  
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