About Us

Our Mission


The Reading Village brings together students, families, and teachers to help individuals gain confidence while becoming proficient readers through hard work and play.

Meet the Team

about The Reading Village

Stacey Roselli

CEO and Founder | Reading 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.


Jamie Z

Reading and Math Literacy Educator 

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

Reading 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.

Diane K

Science & Social Studies Educator

Diane is an experienced educator with over 30 years of teaching students of all ages in a variety of educational environments. She is well known for her engaging style of hands-on direct instruction, which highly motivates her students.

Specializing in elementary and middle school education, Diane taught science for 12 years at The Windward School in New York,  a renowned academic institution for dyslexic students. There, Diane created a multisensory curriculum that aligned with the national and state standards. Sharing her passion for science and learning-disabled students at the 2019 Science Teacher Association of NYS Conference, Diane presented the workshop Making Science Accessible for All Students. She also collaborated with other teachers to integrate social studies and science with and other disciplines through the creation of innovative STEAM programs.

Diane has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and secondary education from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College.  She has been trained in Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) and various other approaches using the Orton-Gillingham philosophy. Always a motivated learner, Diane can be found enjoying various educational workshops in western New York where she lives with her family.

Jennifer M

Reading Educator and Behavior Technician
Jennifer is an experienced educator who is passionate about teaching children with developmental and learning disabilities. 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, of 29 years.

Kelsey W

Director of Communications

Kelsey’s passion for marketing and communications initiated with her experiences as an intern for the nonprofit organization, Project Playground in Cape Town, South Africa as well as the NBC Sports and ESPN networks. Kelsey furthered enhanced her education through an opportunity working with The Institute of Motion where she gained invaluable professional management and communication skills.

Kelsey graduated from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) with a bachelor’s of science in exercise science and health promotion. Kelsey undertook several roles during her time at FAU. While an active member of the Division I swim and dive team, Kelsey earned the position of team captain. She was also the president of FAU's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the student-athlete voice to FAU's athletic administrators and collaboratively initiated Conference USA's mental health awareness campaign on campus.

Originally from Northern California, Kelsey enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Zoe Strauss

Reading 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.
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Sara T.

Reading 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.

Why The Reading Village?


Just like many skills in life, it is essential to create a strong foundation in order to build lasting success.

At The Reading Village, we understand that foundational reading skills are difficult for many children. Students with language-based learning differences and in particular those diagnosed with dyslexia, have an extremely difficult time mastering the skills necessary to becoming a proficient reader. All children benefit from being taught explicitly and systematically while some children need additional time and repetition to master necessary skills.

Team Effort

We believe that it takes a village to raise a child and a village to teach a child how to read. Learning to read is often a journey and when the road gets bumpy, teamwork and the support of others help children believe in their potential. We have found that this experience builds strong connections and bonds between teachers, tutors, parents, and siblings too.

Relationships Matter

Our goal is to make a connection with your child. We want them to want to come to tutoring. The best compliment we can get is when a child asks for more tutoring time!

Track Progress

It’s important for the child and the parents to track progress. We use data from proficiency tests to record progress. There is nothing like sharing an assessment with parents that have us all tearing with happiness!

Click on Josh’s report below!

“Stacey is no ordinary tutor! She’s become family and has literally helped save our son from a world of frustration and self-doubt. Stacey started working with Josh the summer after first grade when he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Josh is reading at grade-level and is now a super-confident middle schooler.”

Susan R.


Game On!

When reading is a challenge, it takes a lot of motivation to help persevere. We understand just how exhausting the task can be so we created card games to bring some fun and friendly competition to the adventure.

Multisensory Learning

We understand that your child may be tired by the time they get to tutoring so, in addition to our games, we move around and use our bodies to learn, use color, sand, tiles and tactile tools to keep your child engaged and energized.

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