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District Dyslexia Specialist

In January 2019, Olentangy Schools proudly announced that the Orton-Gillingham Training Program of the Olentangy Schools has been deemed as an accredited Orton-Gillingham Training Program by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Olentangy Schools will lead the nation in being the first public school district to have an Orton-Gillingham accredited training program. The Academy’s letter states, “The Academy is gratified that Olentangy is giving full visibility and prominence to the Orton-Gillingham Approach. We are confident that this decision will serve Olentangy and student interests as the Academy well knows, that the Orton-Gillingham Approach, in the hands of well-trained and experienced practitioners, is a teaching intervention of extraordinary power.” For more information about AOGPE: https://www.ortonacademy.org/

Olentangy Schools employs a District Dyslexia Specialist to provide the following services to our students, staff, and families:

  • A comprehensive screening process with a stated Goal - to ensure students are readers
  • Maintain and monitor the Dyslexia Screener

  • Maintain and develop Associate and Certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) training materials

  • Provide Orton-Gillingham (OG) teacher training and practicums at the OG Classroom Educator, Associate, Certified and Fellow levels of certification 

  • Monitor the district goal to have certified OG intervention staff in all of the district school buildings

  • Be an ongoing resource to staff

  • Provide support to District Administration and improve communication regarding expectations and resources related to dyslexia

  • Collaborate with families and professionals impacted by dyslexia

  • Supervise placement of private OG tutors

  • Collaborate with RTI and IEP teams

 

Olentangy Schools District Dyslexia Specialist:

Holly Robbertz, M.Ed., F/AOGPE

Office phone number: (740) 657-5900 x3928

Cell phone number: (614) 352-9407