"Hard-to-teach children do not follow predictable paths of progress so teachers will design a lesson sequence that is different for each child." Marie M. Clay

Donna Cuevas Roeder is a Bilingual/ESL teacher in Houston, Texas. She received her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston in 1998. She is trained in Descubriendo la Lectura and has 21 years of experience working with at risk students in the areas of reading and writing. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Angie Prater Matthews is a Bilingual / ESL teacher in Houston, Texas. She received her M.Ed in Bilingual Education from Houston Baptist University in 1995.

Angie is trained in Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura and has 23 years of experience
working with low achieving students in the area of reading. She is fluent in English, Spanish
and French.

Meghan Sankowski grew up loving school, and playing teacher as much as possible.  So much so that she owes quite a few teachers an apology for trying to run their classroom.  It was no surprise to anyone that she ended up studying education.  She has 15 years teaching experience, most of those in extremely high-need schools. 

Meghan is a trained Reading Recovery teacher, ESL certified and attributes these trainings to strengthening her knowledge base of literacy instruction.  Her greatest joy is teaching our youngest learners to read.  She loves pulling small groups, and seeing the tremendous boost in confidence when a student realizes they can read. 

Now an independent sales representative and literacy consultant, she misses certain things about the classroom, but loves the flexibility to impact students and teachers in a different way.

Coaching Consultants Team

Cathy Richards Ambridge is a West Virginian by birth, but Texan by choice.  She is currently a reading specialist in a Houston area district, working with dyslexic students and mentoring teachers.

Cathy holds a bachelor's degree  in Early Childhood Education, Master Reading Teacher certification, Reading Recovery training, and English as a Second Language certified. As an educator for the past 37 years, she has taught Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade. Cathy is married and has two grown sons and three adorable granddaughters, and a grandson on the way.