Shantell Berrett has a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She taught English for two years at a lock-down facility. She has tutored reading and writing for over 10 years, later specializing in helping students with processing disorders. She has worked with students from age 4 to age 62. Discovering her son was dyslexic and dysgraphic in the fall of 2005, she pursued certification to become a dyslexia specialist. She is currently a Reading Consultant for schools and districts across the United States. Shantell is a guest lecturer for UVU Elementary Education Literacy Method’s Courses. She is also the Director of Training and Dyslexia Specialist for Reading Horizons. Shantell is passionate about empowering teachers and students with tools for reading and writing success.
LaRae Kendrick, M. Ed., is a native of San Jose, CA now living in Gilbert, AZ. She earned her master’s in Education Administration at ASU and holds an Arizona Principal’s and Teaching Certificate. She is an experienced educator specializing in Language Arts instruction and integrating technology into the classroom. As a former classroom teacher, she understands the need to master standards while being realistic about life in the classroom. She is also the author and creator of Our Six Writing Friends™ that has helped thousands of students become better writers. LaRae is a teacher’s teacher, energizing and inspiring her fellow educators. A participant in one of her professional development writing workshops recently stated, “Your workshop was so motivating for me…I couldn’t even sleep last night because I could not wait to get back in the classroom and start teaching writing. You have inspired me.”