Board of Directors
2020 Board of Directors
Priscilla Gresens (Madison)
My name is Priscilla Gresens. I earned my bachelor’s in Education in 2003 from Edgewood College. I have always enjoyed helping children. However, I did not get my passion until 2017 when my then 8-year-old brother was diagnosed with dyslexia. in helping him get past the struggles, I have found a way to help children. I am earned my master’s in education in 2020, with an emphasis on literacy from Augustana University. I am working as a dyslexia tutor and enjoying helping children with dyslexia learn to read.
Kelly Steinke M.A. Ed., NBCT (Appleton)
Kelly Steinke grew up in the Milwaukee area, where she started her career as a special education teacher. She taught special education, primarily to students with learning disabilities, for almost 20 years in the Midwest, East Coast, and Pacific Northwest. Kelly learned about dyslexia through the advocacy of one of her students. Because of this, she realized that dyslexia was the reason her twin daughters were struggling in school. Learning about dyslexia was a turning point. Kelly pursued training and certification in dyslexia screening and teaching methods so that she could help her daughters and her students using Structured Literacy based approaches. Kelly is passionate about helping students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Kelly is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Exceptional Needs and holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Education (Administration & Leadership/Director of Spec. Ed.) Six years ago Kelly founded her company, READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. She is now a full-time business owner. Her reading clinic is located in Appleton, WI. In this capacity, she serves the community as a dyslexia and learning specialist. Her professional offerings and advocacy work include free monthly speaking engagements, one-on-one reading and spelling interventions (tutoring), educational consultations, courses on executive functioning skills, Silver Moon Spelling Rules Curriculum and professional development courses for parents and teachers.
Michele Raasch (Kronewetter)
I am Michele Raasch. I have a son who is dyslexic and also my brother is dyslexic. I grew up watching my brother struggle and persevere. I have been trained as an OG tutor by Marcia Henry when I began seeking ways to help my son learn to read. I realized early on that my son was not going to receive the reading instruction he needed at his school. I went through training to become certified in Wilson Reading System level 1. I have received my Masters in Reading Science from Mount Saint Joseph University. This program has been acknowledged by the IDA as it meets the standards for teachers of reading. I teach second grade and bring my learning into my teaching practice. I spend time during the summer and in the evenings during the school year tutoring children who struggle with reading. I would like to see the level of learning I received in my master’s program become the standard for all of those who are entering the teaching profession. I want there to be high standards kept for teachers and want to educate others on methods to use in the area of reading. I want to dispell the myths that surround dyslexia and educate others about how to instruct our learners who are dyslexic.
Loucricia Carson (Milwaukee)
Loucricia Carson is a wife, mother to a 3 year old boy and loves to spend family time singing songs of praise around the piano. Her small family often times creates music together that encourages many people and makes the heart smile. Loucricia is a Milwaukee native who graduated from Wauwatosa East High School. She is also a Marquette University Alumni and soon to complete a Master’s Degree at UW-Milwaukee in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis in Assistive Technology. She has spent several years teaching and tutoring in a variety of settings, and has recently embraced the opportunity to help empower hundreds of teachers, students and families. Her current endeavors include planning and implementing Professional Development sessions, providing both large and small group or 1:1 support to students, educators and other support staff. She has a passion for working with individuals living with special needs such as Autism and Learning Disabilities. Loucricia welcomes opportunities to collaborate in initiatives to increase awareness about both Dyslexia and Autism. Overall Loucricia is a humble person that will do what she can, often times going above and beyond to help others reach a breakthrough in their life to become successful, despite the obstacles.
Dara Atandare (Milwaukee)
A Milwaukee Native, Dara Atandare has worked in public education for 27 years. She is an advocate of high-quality educational experiences for students and families who are traditionally underrepresented or marginalized. She views her work in education as vocational and is humbled to have discovered her life’s purpose early on. Dara began her career in the Milwaukee Public School District where she worked for 25 years and is currently beginning her 3rd year with the Green Bay Area School District. Dara is certified in 6-12 with an emphasis on EBD and SLD. She holds licenses for Principal and Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. She is ABD with a concentration in culturally responsive teaching. Dara aims to empower others to unleash the potential they have within and to realize their dreams. Her belief is that through education specifically Reading, students served can receive the critical skill set needed to navigate the terrain of society empowered to make purposeful meaningful choices and decisions. She is married with two adult children and 1 grandchild.
Dr. Catherine Reuter, Pediatrician (Medford)
Dr. Catherine Reuter, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior and Aspirus Medford Hospital.
Dr. Dorothy Morrison (Danbury)
- Educational Psychologist, Ph.D.
- Director, Ohio State University Reading Clinic (ret.)
- Certified Dyslexia Specialist
- Certified Master Trainer, Orton Gillingham International, IL
- Founder, Eagle Point Education Consulting
- Part-time Interventionist, Webster Middle School
- A published researcher and editor
Kelly Kuenzie (Madison)
Kelly Kuenzie is the current Center Director of the Children’s Dyslexia Center-Madison. A Milwaukee native and graduate from Winona State University, she started training and tutoring in 2002 at the Children’s Dyslexia Center-Madison. She is an accredited MSLE advanced trainer and an I-CALP and has taught public school teachers for five years. Her journey as a tutor, trainer, and director has had her self-identify as a person with dyslexia, supported by many generations of relatives who have come forward to share their stories of dyslexia. She seeks to empower our Wisconsin Teaching Community with the knowledge of the structure of language, depth of understanding, and skills to teach even the most challenged to read and succeed.
- Dr. Dorothy Morrison
Membership & Communications Committee
Conference & Education Committee
- Loucricia Carson,Co-Chair
- Dara Atadare, Co-Chair
Resource & Referral Committee
- Dr. Catherine Reuter
Budget & Finance Committee
- Dara Atandare, C0-Chair
- Priscilla Gresens, Co-Chair
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