Jen Pelcyger, M.Ed.
Executive Director of Dyslexia Solutions of Colorado, LLC
Jen is Certified at the Associate Level through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham. She has been working with children with dyslexia, ADHD and dysgraphia since 2009. Jen enjoys building a relationship with each child and watching their self-esteem grow as they are finally taught in a way that makes sense to them. Jen has a background in education and taught first grade for 7 years prior to working with individuals with dyslexia. Her calm demeanor and patience paired with classroom management experience makes her tutoring sessions productive and fun. Jen enjoys working with these bright students one-on-one. Jen lives in Denver with her husband and 9 year old son, Sam. She enjoys singing in choirs, hiking and camping.
B.A. in Family Studies from the University of Arizona in 1996
Professional Teacher’s License 2000
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2003
40 hours Orton-Gillingham Approach Associate Training, 2009 with Karen Leopold
100 hours Orton-Gillingham Associate Practicum, 2010
40 hours Yoshimoto OG Basic Training 2012
40 hours Yoshimoto OG Advanced Training, 2013
40 hours Orton Gillingham Approach Certified Training, 2016
50 hour practicum Orton-Gillingham Approach Certified Level 2017
Over 2000 hours logged tutoring students.
Aubrey recently completed Associate level Orton-Gillingham training and is currently doing her 100 hour practicum. She is a licensed teacher in Colorado with 7 years of experience in Denver Public Schools teaching 3rd and 5th grade. She also tutored with Rocky Mountain Dyslexic Camp, where she was trained in, and fell in love with the Orton-Gillingham approach. That led her to focus the last three years of her teaching career on only literacy.
Aubrey is excited to be using her training and love of working with kids to help more students find the joy of reading! This past year she took time away from teaching to spend time with Arlo, her two and a half year old, and work on creative endeavors, including starting a little soap company, getting her garden going, hugging trees, camping, sewing, hiking, and reading.
Before teaching, Aubrey worked at residential outdoor camps for 14 years in California, Maine and here in Denver. She created relationships with kids of all ages and backgrounds for over 20 years, and is thrilled to begin this new adventure in teaching and learning with your child!
Barb has worked in education in a variety of ways for the last 15 years. She began as a classroom teacher (K,1st, & 2nd) then became a literacy interventionist in the first cohort of JeffCo literacy interventionists through a very selective interview process. She received in-depth additional literacy instruction training through this position in addition to her Masters of Education in Literacy and her Literacy Specialist Endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education.
Barb is also working as an adjunct professor for RegisUniversity Masters of Literacy students in helping current teachers attain their final literacy masters practicum endorsement, the literacy specialist endorsement. She has taught and mentored educators in the Orton Gillingham approach (multi-sensory/dyslexia specialty) and has completed her OG certification.
Barb has worked extensively with Wilson Phonics/FUNdations, and the newest research including the Science of Reading to provide literacy interventions that are structured, sequential, and cumulative. She is committed to providing effective cognitive based instruction to students with learning delays, phonological gaps, and dyslexia. Barb has a passion for literacy instruction and believes that all students can succeed with the right differentiated instruction to match their individual needs.