Faculty & Staff

Betsy Fanning

Head of School

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., College of Charleston

MAT, University of Charleston

M.Ed., The Citadel

I became a teacher because : I love watching our students blossom

Anne Hall

Dean of Faculty

Subscriber, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., Appalachian State University

MAT, The Citadel

My fondest memory about reading is : Book reports!  I absolutely loved coming up with creative and interesting ways to tell classmates about books I had read.

Mary S. Owczarek

Business Manager

B.A., Northwestern University

My fondest memory about reading is : Reading allowed me to find whole new worlds I never knew existed.

GABRIELA ACOSTA

Physical Education Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

I became a teacher because : I want to empower students to develop healthy habits, teach students what it means to work in a team to strengthen their social skills, and improve their focus and abilities in the classroom.

ELIZABETH ALEXANDER

OG Teacher & Outreach Director

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

M.Ed., The Citadel

SHARELLE BOWMAN

OG and Classroom Teacher

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., Charleston Southern University

M.S. Candidate, Grand Canyon University

I became a teacher because : I love helping kids to reach that “Oh I get it!” moment in class.

KYLE BROWN

Educational Technology Specialist

B.A., University of Evansville

M.A., State University of New York at Albany

Google for Education Certified Trainer 

My fondest memory about a teacher is : Being in Mrs. Dickerson’s history class and completely falling in love with learning about ancient Greece and Rome.

PAIGE BROWN

OG & Classroom Teacher

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

English Ed., Emory and Henry College

M.Ed., University of Phoenix

I became a teacher because : I struggled with learning growing up, and I wanted to help others who have difficulties with learning.

AMBER DORTON

Office Manager

Trident Technical College

 My fondest memory about reading is : Sitting curled up in my bean bag on the floor of my bedroom at the age of 10, reading my fist non-fiction book, Hellen Keller.  I would just get lost in it for hours!

DANIELLE GEBERTH

OG and Classroom Teacher

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.S., State University of New York at Cortland

M.S., City University of New York – Lehman

My fondest memory about a teacher is : Mrs. Collins, my 8th grade science teacher, who taught me how to organize a binder and helped me develop study skills.

JAMIE GLADU

Classroom Teacher

B.A., Kent State

My fondest memory about writing is : My first composition essay, that was on Batman versus Superman.

CATHERINE HAGBERG

OG Teacher

Certified, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

M.Ed., Providence College

My fondest memory about writing is : Having my grandmother teach me how to write the alphabet.

LAURA HANCOX

OG Teacher

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

M.A.,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

My fondest memory about writing is : When I created the world of “Tropicallia” in 4th grade…heavily inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia.

ELIZABETH HENDRICKS

Classroom Teacher

LIZI JENKINS

Classroom Teacher & Yearbook Director

B.A., College of Charleston

My fondest memory about a teacher is : My middle school science teacher, who would give us a problem and we would have to find the answer ourselves.

SUZANNE KNOWLTON

OG Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

M.Ed., George Mason University

Certified, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

My fondest memory about reading is : reading the Little House on the Prairie series.

VALERIE KOWBEIDU

Classroom Teacher

SC Critical Needs Certification, College of Charleston

ALEXANDRA LEWIS

Classroom Teacher

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., University of South Carolina

I became a teacher because : As a kid, reading always felt impossible.  It finally clicked for me in 3rd grade when I read Because of Winn Dixie.  As a teacher, I hope to help students have that same “ah ha” moment so they can fall in love with reading too!

KATHLEEN LOVELAND

OG Teacher

University of Maryland

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

LESLI MASON

Classroom Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

M.S., The Citadel

I became a teacher because : I have a passion for learning, and I want my students to share in that passion.

FALLON MCKENNA

Aide to Lower Elementary School

Certificate in Early Childhood Ed., Trident Technical College

My fondest memory about a teacher is : My 5th grade teacher, who helped me a lot with my spelling in reading.

ANDY MORGAN

Facilities Manager

CHARLENE MORGAN

Classroom Teacher

B.S.J., West Virginia University

MAT.,University of Phoenix

My fondest memory about reading is : Developing my passion for literature, wrapped in books at our local library.

MARY GRACE MYERS

Director of Guidance

B.A., University of South Carolina

M. Ed., The Citadel

I became a teacher because :  I believe that every child should have their social/emotional health supported so that they can reach their highest potential academically.

JP STICCO

Classroom Teacher

M.S.Ed., Union College

I became a teacher because : I know how a student feels when struggling to read and write.  As a student, I myself struggled.  With the help of Orton Gillingham, amazing teachers, and my mother, it all clicked for me.  I want to help struggling students realize that with hard work and a strong mindset, anything is possible!

LAUREN SUMAN

OG Teacher

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.S., College of Charleston

I became a teacher because : I have always felt driven to support the talents of each uniquely magnificent student.

BETH SWITZER

Director of Admissions & Development

ANNE VICKERS

Orton Fellow

Training Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

M.Ed., College of Charleston

LUKE JERESATY

Assistant