Kathy Fears has a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and has completed extensive graduate level coursework in Orton-Gillingham instruction. Kathy currently has a private practice as a Reading Therapist, Workshop Presenter, and Independent Peabody Tester. She has successfully helped dozens of children, teens and adults overcome their reading and spelling struggles using the Orton-Gillingham method and she conducts workshops to show how to use Orton-Gillingham techniques to teach struggling readers and spellers. Kathy also administers the Peabody test to homeschoolers to help them meet the state testing requirements. As a founding member of Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota, an organization that provides teacher training in this powerful method of instruction, Kathy is a sitting board member and an instructor during the teacher training sessions in the summer and fall. Kathy is also a past board member of the Upper Midwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.