Teacher Advisory Board
Meet our panel of educators, specializing in reading interventions, who support ongoing research and application of Summerbell.
Amy Aden Dunn
Amy Aden Dunn has wide experience in special education for the past 20 years especially in learning disabilities, autism, and reading programs. She has been trained in Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, and various other reading and writing programs and worked in public and private schools in the DC area. She is constantly seeking information and new ways to help children and adults find their way in education. She has a BA from Georgetown and a MA from American University. Along the way she has also acquired a husband and three sons who are always providing teachable moments.
Audrey Dolginoff has been working in the field of Special Education since 1. She has taught in DC and Nevada in a variety of settings: public and private schools, self-contained classrooms, inclusion and resource, as well as private tutoring sessions. While in Nevada, she took a break from the classroom and worked as a Special Education Instructional Facilitator. While studying under Sally L. Smith, Audrey earned her Master’s from American University in Special Education: Learning Disabilities. She has trained in many systematic, multi-sensory reading and writing programs, such as Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, and Read Well.
Julia Carpenter has been a specialist in the field of special education for twenty years. She taught in the DC area, tutors children with learning differences, consults with families regarding long term educational strategies, works with families and schools to make sure the child is getting the proper education based on their needs, and works with children who have had brain injuries to ease their transition back to a school environment. She has spoken at many conferences including the National Museum of Health and Medicine and LDA conferences. She frequently gives educational workshops on topics such as dyslexia, integrating the arts into the curriculum, best strategies to improve reading and writing, ways to improve math skills using manipulatives, ADHD, and executive functioning. She has earned an Ed. S. degree in Acquired Brain Injury and Transitional Education from George Washington University, a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from The Catholic University of America. She is trained in Phono-Graphix, Wilson, Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell LiPS, and Visualizing and Verbalizing.
Michelle Michlik has been teaching in special education for over 20 years in both public and private schools all around the DMV area. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham for K through 12 and is also a strong believer in hands-on, multi-sensory, meaningful instruction for all learners. She has experience with diverse learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, anxiety, and ASD. In her free time, she is a mother of two Fairfax County students and enjoys her three dogs, one of whom also serves as a therapy reading dog.