Hope is a Trainer with Keys to Literacy and a native Texan who currently calls Houston home. She began teaching first grade in 1994 and made the switch to special education the following year. She has worked with students from kindergarten to twelfth grade, and her area of interest is adolescent literacy. Throughout her career, Hope has been a teacher, department chair, district-level administrator in New York City and Texas, and a state-level dyslexia specialist for KIPP Texas Public Schools. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate-level education courses at the University of Houston. Hope considers herself a lifelong learner. She has completed three Orton-Gillingham trainings, earned her Master of Education from Texas Tech University in 2001, obtained her Educational Administration Certification from The College of St. Rose in 2007, completed coursework for certification as an Educational Diagnostician at the University of Houston in 2020, and most recently, received her Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston in May 2023. When she’s not studying, Hope enjoys working out, reading mysteries, sewing, and playing with her four dogs.

Email: hope@keystoliteracy.com


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