Meet The Team

Leadership

Stacey Roselli

Stacey Roselli

CEO & Founder | Structured Literacy Educator

Stacey Roselli is an Orton-Gillingham educator, with almost two decades of experience, whose expertise and passion is helping students with language-based learning differences, specifically dyslexia. In 2014, Stacey opened The Reading Village, a private educational business where she works with children from kindergarten to high school. She provides specialized training in the skills necessary for teaching reading, spelling and writing. In addition to working with students, Stacey teaches workshops to teachers including how to implement research-based reading curriculum.

For 12 years, Stacey worked at The Windward School in New York where she was first introduced to the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading. Since then, Stacey has been trained in several approaches including Preventing Academic Failure, The Wilson System and The Institute of Multi-Sensory Education. Attending New York University, Stacey received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in special education.

Always interested in staying up to date with the latest research, Stacey is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and attends national and regional conferences regularly. Stacey currently resides in Florida with her husband and their amazing daughter.

Team

Jamie Z.

Jamie Z.

Structured Literacy Educator in Reading and Mathematics

Jamie is a versatile educator who believes in meeting students’  individual needs through the establishment of rapport and the use of formative instruction. She has more than 12 years of experience teaching diverse groups of students. In addition to her focus on reading and writing, she uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to help students develop math literacy skills.
Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology from Florida International University, and she is a certified teacher for grades K-12 and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Jamie firmly believes that a highly effective educator is one who is always evolving. She keeps up to date with the latest reading research and attends workshops regularly.
Jamie has also created a fun and engaging workshop entitled The Original Selfie, which advocates for self-reflection and building life-long mindful habits in children and adults. Jamie lives in Florida with her husband and two wonderful boys.

Alaina M.

Alaina M.

Structured Literacy Educator

Alaina is a special education teacher who specializes in Orton-Gillingham instruction. She believes that sequential and explicit reading instruction is one of the best ways to level the educational playing field. She has a passion for promoting the Orton-Gillingham approach to all parents and teachers simply because it works.
Alaina’s love of teaching has been a driving force in her life since she was old enough to play “school” with her friends. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Quinnipiac University and a master’s degree in special education from Pace University. She continues to attend workshops to stay informed and updated on reading strategies and instruction.
Alaina is also the proud owner of a small photography business and lends her graphic design work and social-media know-how to The Reading Village. When she is not tutoring or photographing, she is spending quality time with her two beautiful boys in Connecticut.
Jennifer M.

Jennifer M.

Structured Literacy Educator | Behavior Technician

Jennifer is an experienced educator who is passionate about teaching children with developmental and learning disabilities using the Orton-Gillingham approach.
 In 2004, she pioneered pet therapy reading programs at schools with special needs classrooms and has spent the past 15 years working with students and therapy dogs to improve their reading skills.
In 2008, Jennifer founded Progressive Paws, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with special needs reach developmental milestones with the aid of licensed pet therapy teams. Inspired by her own work with Progressive Paws, Jennifer became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in 2009 in order to work directly with kids on the autism spectrum.
Jennifer possesses a profound devotion to helping kids learn to read, write, and spell. A native of Connecticut, she currently lives in Boca Raton with her husband, Eric

Nichole J.

Nichole J.

Structured Literacy Educator

Nichole is an energetic, dedicated teacher who thoroughly enjoys working with students using a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading and writing. She actively engages with her students in both learning and practice.

Her passion and love of teaching can be seen not only in her individualized lessons, but also in the relationships that she builds with students. As a Structured Literacy Educator, she implements explicit, systematic, and evidence-based instruction to help students effectively progress in their phonological awareness and phonics skills, vocabulary knowledge, and ability to comprehend text. She develops trusting relationships and focuses on helping her readers grow in confidence.
Nichole earned her bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continued her education to pursue master’s degrees as a Reading Specialist and in Teacher Leadership. She has also completed the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) training in addition to TESOL and TEFL certifications. Nichole works collaboratively with other reading professionals to provide professional development and resources for students who need additional support.
When she is not curled up, devouring the next professional text on her list, Nichole can be found spending quality time with her family as well as traveling.
Zoe S.

Zoe S.

Structured Literacy Educator

Zoe is an Orton Gillingham reading educator who is passionate about working with children, especially those with learning differences. She believes that learning should be engaging and specific to the individual. Patience, compassion, and enthusiasm are the foundations of her approach to supporting students. She is determined to build students’ confidence by helping them learn to read and write. Zoe believes that every student has the chance to succeed with individualized instruction from an educator who truly cares.

Zoe received her bachelor of science degree in strategic communications and early childhood education from the University of Kansas. She has spent over 10 years working with children in various settings and has gained experience with many learning differences such as dyslexia, autism, and auditory processing disorder.

Zoe is motivated to do what it takes to help a child succeed. She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and continually stays up-to-date on the newest research and teaching techniques in order to provide students with the highest quality of education. Zoe is also an active member of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) in Minnesota.

Her passion and love of teaching can be seen not only in her individualized lessons, but also in the relationships that she builds with students. As a Structured Literacy Educator, she implements explicit, systematic, and evidence-based instruction to help students effectively progress in their phonological awareness and phonics skills, vocabulary knowledge, and ability to comprehend text. She develops trusting relationships and focuses on helping her readers grow in confidence.
Sara T.

Sara T.

Structured Literacy Educator

Sara is a creative and passionate educator with 20 years of teaching experience. She focuses on instilling confidence in her students, and she explicitly and systematically teaches them to read using the Orton-Gillingham approach. She believes that the knowledge and application of phonics, phonemic awareness, syllabication, morphology, syntax, and semantics allow every student the opportunity to learn.
Sara has a passion for continuing learning, especially in the area of dyslexia, which drives her instruction. She thoroughly enjoys teaching other educators and parents about Structural Literacy while supporting her state’s dyslexia initiative to help all students learn to read. Dyslexia is also a presence in Sara’s family, providing her with a special connection to the creative and educational pathways that it brings.
Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as a master’s degree in curriculum and interaction in reading. She is also an active member of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), in Kansas where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

Lauren O.

Lauren O.

Structured Literacy Educator

Lauren is a seasoned educator dedicated to supporting children to learn, grow, and succeed. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lauren utilizes a multisensory, sequential, and explicit approach to teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting.
In addition to using this effective, research-based approach, Lauren believes in tapping into each student’s strengths and interests in order to build confidence and self-empowerment. 
Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of The Holy Cross and a master’s degree in elementary special education from Long Island University.  She taught both in the New York City public school system as well as The Windward School, a private school solely for students with language-based learning disabilities in White Plains, NY. She is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and frequently attends workshops in order to stay up-to-date with the latest research and teaching techniques. 
When Lauren is not focused on her work with The Reading Village, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys in Connecticut. 
Kelly E.

Kelly E.

Structured Literacy Educator

Kelly Edwards is a passionate language and literacy educator who believes all people deserve access to high-quality instructional support. Kelly has fifteen years of experience instructing preschoolers to adults worldwide, including Washington DC, Philadelphia, Ecuador, and China. She utilizes the Orton-Gillingham approach and knowledge of Structured Word Inquiry with her students.  Her educational dream is that every person has access to the tools needed to feel confident in language and literacy skills.
Kelly maintains three teaching licenses in Washington, DC (PreK-12 Reading Specialist, Bilingual Education, and TESOL). Kelly earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the International Literacy Association and International Dyslexia Association, and she is an ongoing participant in structured literacy and dyslexia-centered professional learning communities. Fluent in Spanish and trained in second language acquisition, Kelly also teaches biliteracy in Spanish.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys life to the fullest. Some of her favorite things include long swims, kayaking adventures, walks in the city, hikes in nature, chats over coffee, books, flowers, and spending time with loved ones.

Join Us!

The Reading Village is an educational organization focused on bringing together students, families, teachers, and other professionals to help individuals gain confidence while becoming proficient learners through hard work and play.

We have the following available positions:

Structured Literacy Educator

Elementary and Middle School

Part & Full-Time / Virtual or In-Person (local to Boca Raton, Florida)

  • Provide 1:1 structured literacy sessions.
  • Present during our family information sessions.
  • Utilize explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory reading instruction.
  • Grow in professional development.

Structured Mathematical Literacy Educator

Elementary and Middle School

Part & Full-Time / Virtual or In-Person (local to Boca Raton, Florida)

  • Provide 1:1 mathematical literacy sessions that utilize a conceptual, multisensory approach to teaching mathematics.

  • Present during our family information sessions.

  • Grow in professional development.