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Meet the Team
Mindi Johanneman M.Ed., SLDS
Director & Dyslexia Practioner
I struggled with reading as a child until a literacy expert taught me the skills I needed to have a "reading-ready brain"! After being a special education teacher for 10 years, I wanted to give back so I became certified by the International Dyslexia Association to provide multisensory instruction and help students become fluent readers.
During my free time, I enjoy the beautiful Great Lakes area by camping, mountain biking, hiking, yoga, and spending time with my husband and friends.
Beth Chaput M.S., CCC-SLP,
After getting my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010, I became increasingly aware of the need for literacy training and evidence-based interventions for children with reading challenges, and became a certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist (SLDI). Now literacy is my passion and I love seeing the results of this program!
New England is my home, and I love to enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring the Maine seashore and NH mountains with my family and 2 dogs.
Jeannie Moorehead, CALT
Dyslexia runs in my family, so I am passionate about helping students get what they need to succeed and discover their unique strengths. I have been teaching for 34 years; I have taught every level from kindergarten through college. I earned a master’s degree in reading and a special ed certification, but it was only when I received my dyslexia therapy training that I had a proven method to systematically teach dyslexic students. I became a Certified Academic Language Therapist in 2017.
I love my family, and I enjoy traveling, hiking, swimming, and walking with my sweet dogs, Barney and Lucy.
Dawn Korra M.S., SLDS
I have been a special education teacher for over 30 years. I have enjoyed helping children learn to read. When someone unlocks the reasons behind letters, it opens up a new world for them! Let me help your child or you, open up the world of reading! I am a Lexercise Therapist and am trained in Wilson Reading Method and Discovering Intensive Phonics.
Lucy Fracasso M.S., CCC-SLP
I have always been fascinated by language and the brain. I received my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 and I began to see many students on my caseload who struggled with reading. I wanted to learn more about how to help these bright students thrive. I completed Orton Gillingham training at the Carroll School in the summer of 2017 and then went on to receive my certification as a Reading Specialist from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Helping students learn to read brings me great joy and I feel fortunate to work on such an incredible platform!
Andrea Skaggs M.S., SLDS
I love reading and I also love helping others learn to read! As a special education teacher, I help students every day discover the joy and excitement of a new book that unlocks a whole new world. I love to share that excitement with you and your child.
When I’m not lost in a book, I spend time with my family usually watching a Chicago Cubs game or an Indianapolis Colts game. I can also be found at the local gym attempting to get some much needed exercise or visiting with friends.
Lauren Giordano M. Ed., SLDS
After becoming a special education teacher and having students with Dyslexia, I realized that I needed more tools and education on how to best meet their needs. I soon became certified to teach Orton- Gillingham and now feel that I am more prepared to help them. I want to help all my students meet their full potential and feel successful.
Lisa DiGiovanni, M. Ed., SLDS
Early in my teaching career, I discovered that teaching reading was my passion. After completing my Master's Degree in Literacy I quickly got my first job as a Reading Specialist where I worked with struggling readers for over ten years. I then went on to work as a District Literacy Coordinator. However, that position was cut and I had to return to the classroom. I quickly realized that most teachers simply do not have the time or materials to adequately help their most struggling readers. I found Lexercise at a time when I was looking for a way to return to doing what I know is best for students. Now I can truly meet children where they are, move at their pace, and fill in their specific gaps. I look forward to helping more students become strong and confident readers!
Rebecca Neyhard, M. Ed.,SLDS
My career in education began when I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Elementary Education (K-6). In 2002, I began my Orton - Gillingham Training at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Susquehanna Valley. Through the center, I became certified with the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Upon certification, I continued to tutor at the center until its closure in the spring of 2021. I complete 30 hours of training every three years, to keep my IMSLEC certification valid. In 2014, I received a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Edinboro University. In 2019, I received my Reading Specialist Certification (Pre-K-12th) from Bloomsburg University. Besides working with Building Pathways and continuing my education, I have taught in several classrooms, including as a Head Start Teacher, and I have served as an Educational Coach.
I enjoy spending time with my family, including my two children. I also spend a lot of time working with my son, who has dyslexia.
Maureen Griggs M. Ed., LDT, CALT
I am a Dyslexia Therapist, certified in Orton Gillingham. I have over thirty years’ experience teaching students how to read. In 2017, I graduated with a Special Education Degree from Arkansas State University, and a Reading degree that includes an Endorsement in Dyslexia from the University of Central Arkansas with both graduations on the same day. I have helped kids to learn how to read for several years but I am so excited to be part of Building Pathways and Lexercise!
Tami Reimer, M.A.T.
I became a PreK-12th grade Special Education teacher when my son was diagnosed with autism at a young age. I learned so much from him, and I wanted to "pay it forward". In my quest to support all learners, I extended my studies in Assistive Technology, Early Childhood Special Education, and Orton-Gillingham (OG) Training. OG training opened my eyes to learning about my reading and writing struggles and what has been missing in many curriculums. My passion is to help as many as I can to read and write! I know the value of working closely with families, and online Structured Literacy allows me to do that.
When I'm not working, I enjoy yoga, nature walks, learning to play guitar, and illustrating. I would love to illustrate a children's book someday.
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