As the Director of Teaching & Learning and Director of Teacher Training at the Delaware Valley Friends School, a school for children who learn differently, Helen works closely with teachers and administrators to ensure that classroom instruction reflects best practices supported by current research in language and literacy remediation. Helen is also the Director of The DVSF Adolescent Literacy Center where she trains teachers in the comprehensive Orton-Gillingham based curriculum that she helped develop to meet the needs of the bright adolescent student. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist who focuses her research and curriculum development on language and literacy instruction. Helen’s recent research, published articles and conference presentations have focused on the language demands of content-area reading and the instructional strategies needed to help students navigate these demands. Helen received her BA from Bucknell University, her M.Ed. from Benedictine University in reading and literacy and currently is on the board of the PBIDA.