Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina


  • Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina does not officially endorse any of these resources. This information is being provided as a parent resource. Many parents have found these resources to be useful in their journey to learn more about dyslexia and how to better advocate for their children.

See the IDA Factsheet for Evaluating Education Professional for questions to ask your tutor. Always research and ask for references.

Certified Barton Tutors & Specialists


  • Kelli Castro, 828-553-1429
  • Leah Burnett, 828-713-2394, Certified at the Masters Level


  • Jennifer Edmondson, 919-606-6728

Chapel Hill


  • Stephanie L. DeGange, 803-328-2724, In Rock Hill SC, only 30 minutes from Charlotte
  • Molly L. Kendrick, 704-472-2502

Charlotte – South

  • Gretchen Cheney, 980-328-5957


  • Amanda Brethauer, 919-744-6380


  • Amy Wells, Wayne Christian School, 919-735-5605, Tutoring available to all


  • Dawn Johnson, 336-509-1004


  • Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center
    (PAVE: Parents as Voices in Education- parent information and support)


  • Beth Vonnegut, 828-638-8066


  • Megan Hartman, 336-470-8193


  • Jan Tussey, 501-258-8942,, Certified Barton Tutor


  • Lisa Durham, 919-539-6950


  • Jennifer Byrd, ,, 919-375-4541 (certified Barton Tutor for Levels 1-3 & attended the 6 day Barton seminar on how to screen for dyslexia)


  • Leah Burnett, 828-713-2394, Certified at the Masters Level


  • Janice Garling, 336-784-5079
  • Marsha Kunkel, 336-817-3125

Certified Wilson & Orton-Gillingham Tutors


     Carolina Shores/Ocean Isle Area

  • Monica Miele, 732-245-1957, Certified Levels 1 and 2 Wilson Reading Instructor, 13 years of experience teaching dyslexic students (kindergarten to adults), Can Facetime and Skype, References available on request


  • Heather Chapman,, Certified Wilson Reading Specialist, 10 years experience, references available

    Chapel Hill

  • Christine Bryan, 609-412-0884,, Wilson Certified, 25 years teaching experience (Triangle area)


  • Xochitl Arenas,, Wilson Dyslexia Specialist, English Language Arts Instructor with 15 years of experience, bilingual, (Charlotte, Gastonia, Huntersville, Concord, Rock Hill)
  • Marsha Hurd, 704-992-9504, cell 336-209-0956,, Masters in Education w/ 24 years experience in Special Education, Specializes in teaching reading with Wilson Language Program, Wilson certified
    (North Charlotte)
  • Jennie Roberts; M. Ed,, Certified Orton-Gillingham instructor, Masters of Education in Reading (Southpark, Dilworth, Myers Park, Eastover & Cotswold)
  • Pam James, 704-906-6097, 10 years Orton-Gillingham experience,, 8001 Raintree Lane Suite 102 Charlotte NC  28277
  • Laura Freeman, laurabfreeman@me.com704-408-4588, 7 years experience
    Certified as Orton-Gillingham Associate and Classroom Educator through Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), IDA Certified Dyslexia Specialist
  • Carolyn Haines, 704-578-6716,,
    Orton Gillingham and Wilson Certified, Reading and testing specialist for students not meeting their potential k-12

     Emerald Isle

  • Kathy Russell,, Certified Wilson Reading Practitioner with 23 years teaching experience


  • Kim Connors 919-521-2630, Certified Wilson Reading Tutor


  • Marie Pomeroy, (919) 348-3380,
    Orton-Gillingham reading therapist with 25 years experience

Holly Springs

  • Leslie Rosenberg, 919-557-4727,, Multisensory and Orton- Gillingham language programs with therapeutic methods, treats and advocates for Dyslexic and Dysgraphic students (conveniently located to Apex, Fuquay Varina, Cary & Raleigh)



  • Kate MacKillop, 252-305-8074 Educational Consulting, Certified Wilson Trainer, Remote tutoring via the internet


  • Susan B. McDonald, Reading Specialist, 910-393-9681
    Lakeshore Learning Solutions
    Mooresville, NC. 28117
  • Florence Mineo, 917-670-7540, Certified Wilson Reading Instructor with a Master’s Degree in Literacy/Reading
  • Leslie Keagy, 919-457-2100, Wilson Certified, availability during the day for track out and home schooled students,  (Apex, Cary & Raleigh)
  • April Coggins, 910-279-7143,
    108 N Kerr Avenue Unit F-4
    Wilmington NC 28405
    BrightMinds also has a free resource library filled with books on Learning Disabilities.


  • Lou Ann Peterson, 252-281-3360,, Associate level Certification from Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AGOPE), Wilson training

Certified by: Institute for Multi-Sensory Education


  • Linda William, 704-996-9600 or

Remote and Home Programs

Barton Reading and Spelling System
Free Online Lexercise Dyslexia Screening Test

Learning Ally Reading Tutor Network Resources