Meet Our Teachers

Lisa Baker

Founder, Reading Specialist

Hi! My journey with reading therapy probably started a lot like yours... 10 years ago, my son had an extremely difficult time learning to read. I researched and worried and spent way too much time and money getting him the help he needed. Since then, I have gotten the training, expertise, and experience to teach kids to read the fast, effective, affordable way instead.
My Master's degree in Instructional Design has helped me refine a structured literacy curriculum that is both fun and effective, I LOVE teaching kids to read, and watching their confidence skyrocket!

Angela Nelsen

Reading Specialist

My name is Angela Nelsen, and I have been an educator for about seven years. Teaching reading is my absolute passion because of all the places you can explore through a book! I currently reside in North Carolina with my husband and son. Some of my favorite hobbies are discount shopping, reading, crafting/decorating, and cooking. It is my desire to help all learners gain more confidence and the ability to open a book and explore their world. I look forward to watching your child grow and thrive as we journey together in teaching your learner how to read.

Sheryl Mitchell

Reading Specialist

Hi there. I taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and was a literacy coach for 16 years! I am currently a stay at home mom for my 4 sweet kids. I have taught kids to read online for the past few years, and I absolutely love seeing children learn to read!!

Allana Williams

Reading Specialist

Hi! My name is Allana! I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (pk-3) with a Reading Endorsement (K-12) from Malone University in Ohio. I have taught in several different classroom settings. Since leaving the classroom to be home with my kids, I have taught online for 6 years. I have a husband and 3 kids! We live in Florida and love to spend time together as a family. Our favorite things to do are read, go running or for a walk, and have movie nights! I enjoy watching students make connections and understand a skill and I cannot wait to see your student in the classroom!

Kathryn Monson

Reading Specialist

I'm so excited to be teaching with ReadXYZ! I graduated from Brigham Young University with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and I am working toward a graduate degree. Teaching is my passion! I have always loved working with students and education is one of my highest priorities. I have had the opportunity to work with students of all ages ranging from second grade to college. These experiences have made me very comfortable teaching and interacting with students. Teaching is what I love, but outside of work my hobbies include reading, singing, and baking!

Ronna Hassell

Reading Specialist

Ronna Hassell holds a degree in Education with a license in early childhood, elementary and special education. She's a mom of 8 awesome children. Being with them and her amazing husband, doing almost anything is her favorite thing to do, but she also loves a good book and can be found secluding herself in her sewing room at times as well. She teaches piano and loves being with children and seeing them grow and learn.