Eileen Catizone began her journey in education in the Parents as Teachers program. It was there she developed a passion for understanding the developmental needs and differences of all children. Eileen spent many years as a classroom teacher in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade before pursuing the role of Literacy Specialist. She has spent the past six years teaching struggling readers and helping teachers develop best practices in the science of reading. Along with her time spent in public education, Eileen has taught at the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research and privately tutored many students with Dyslexia. She currently works as a Literacy Consultant and is the founder of Just Right Phonological Awareness, a curriculum for teaching phonological awareness.
Eileen holds a B.S. in education from Northeastern University and a M.Ed. in Reading Curriculum and Instruction from Gordon College. She is a certified Orton-Gillingham and International Dyslexia Association Practitioner. Eileen still holds Massachusetts licenses in Early Childhood Education PreK-2, Elementary Education 1-6, and Reading Specialist grades K-12.
Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McClosky . It was the first time I remember identifying with a story character.
Kangaroo – blending is my favorite activity for building skills for early readers.