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Emily Smith

Emily is a native Oregonian, born and raised in a small town outside of Salem, Oregon. She has lived in Tigard for the last 20 years with her husband and three children.

Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in child development and a Master’s in Education from Western Oregon University. She went on to complete her reading interventionist endorsement with a concentration in dyslexia identification and remediation from Eastern Oregon University. She has continued her training in multi-sensory explicit, systematic instruction through Orton-Gillingham and LETRS training. In past years, she has spent time working as a first grade teacher in the Newberg School District and recently began tutoring students at the Blosser Center for Dyslexia. She is currently working on an Associate Certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.  Emily is passionate about working to help students meet their reading and literacy goals!

In her free time, you might find Emily spending time with her family, riding her bike on one of the many trails around Portland or creating a piece of stained glass art.