Carrie Thomas-Beck Ph.D.

Dyslexia Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck is the Dyslexia Specialist from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Prior to joining the Department in January of 2016, Carrie developed and directed the CTL Reading Clinic at the University of Oregon for five years. Carrie also co-directed the Oregon Reading First Center, a federally funded center housed at the University of Oregon that provided technical support in the area of early literacy to 50 elementary schools throughout Oregon, with the objective of having all children reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Earlier in her career, Carrie worked as an Implementation Manager for the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI), supporting school-wide Direct Instruction implementations in schools throughout the United States. She has worked as a curriculum specialist in language arts for Springfield School District in Oregon and has taught elementary and secondary special education in schools in Wisconsin and Illinois.