Mary has over 30 years in public education as a teacher, Academic Language Therapist, coach, State Program Specialist, State Director of K-5 Literacy and is now a Structured Literacy Consultant. Mary got her BA from University of Arizona in Elementary Education and her Masters in Special Education from Northern Arizona University. Mary is a Certified Dyslexia Therapist and has trained teachers, coaches, interventionists and administrators in effective reading instruction, MTSS/RTI, data analysis, coaching, and implementation science. Because of her own experience as a struggling dyslexic student and having a child with dyslexia, Mary has spent her career in public education improving instruction for all students. Mary is the past-president of the Arizona International Dyslexia Association (AZ-IDA) and currently is vice-chair for the national IDA.