Board of Directors


Board of Directors


IDA Board Application

IDA Bylaws

Allison Winters – President

Allison has been a nationally certified speech-language pathologist for nearly 25 years. She is the owner of  Speech Ability, LLC, a private practice that specializes in evaluating and treating various reading disorders. In 2017 Allison gained certification as a structured literacy teacher through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and had completed a Master Class through the Auditory Processing Institute of Specialists. Memberships include ASHA, Kansas State Speech-Language and Hearing Association (KSHA), International Guild of Auditory Processing Institute (IGAP), American Academy of Private Practice in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, and the International Dyslexia Association. When not working, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, baking, and playing with her two dogs, Sassy and Sydney.

 

Emily Henley-President-Elect

Emily Henley is a Haysville Middle School Reading Teacher but taught K–3 for twelve years before moving in the ’23 – ’24 school year. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Friends University and is currently working on a Master of Arts in the Science of Reading from Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio. She is a certified Orton-Gillingham teacher, has a Dyslexia Certification, and is a licensed K-12 Reading Specialist and English as a Second Language Teacher. After completing her LETRS training, Emily has shared her love for the science of reading with her friends and co-workers. She is extremely passionate about teaching students to read and improving educational policies. When she is not in the classroom, she is a wife, a mom of two, and a Core Staff Member for Starwood’s Camp with the Girl Scouts.

Colleen Zink – Secretary

Colleen Zink has over 20 years of experience in education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction, both earned at the University of Kansas. She taught for 16 years in the general education classroom before completing her reading specialist program at Fort Hays State University. While working for 5 years as the reading specialist, she completed her Orton-Gillingham training through Orton-Gillingham Academy and is now a Fellow-in-Training with the Academy. Currently, Colleen works as the Dyslexia Coordinator for the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, KS.

Amy Martin – Treasurer

 

Patti Haberberger – Board Member

Patti Haberberger holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from The University of Missouri – Columbia, a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Reading from Webster University, and a Dyslexia Therapist Certification from The University of Arkansas. Patti has experience teaching as a general classroom teacher in the St. Louis area. She has been a Reading Specialist for 17 years. This experience includes teaching at the elementary level (kindergarten – fifth grade), as well as at an alternative high school (ninth – twelfth grade). Patti is working towards her CALT (Certification Academic Language Therapist), and is currently teaching at Crestwood Elementary School using a variety of Structured Literacy approaches such as Take Flight, IMSE, Barton, and LETRS. When she is not teaching, her husband Kevin and 4 children – Sam, Joey, Ben and Annie – keep her happy, fulfilled and busy.

 

Crystal Woodin – Board Member
Crystal Woodin is currently a Kindergarten teacher in a local school district. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from UMKC and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from UCM. She received a scholarship from KS/MO IDA as a classroom teacher to be trained in a structured literacy program: Phonics First and it transformed her approach to teaching children how to read. She works to educate teachers as well as district leadership about dyslexia and structured literacy.  Dyslexia is a passion for her and she works as a dyslexia advocate for students and as a support for parents who are on this path with their child. She knows the path well since her own son has dyslexia. She also tutors students after school using structured literacy approaches including; Phonics First, IMSE, and Barton Reading and Spelling. She is also LETRS trained. Her belief is that EVERY CHILD deserves to learn how to read. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Vernon and they share two sons; Benjamin and Jackson. She enjoys spending time with them, movie nights, travel, cooking and football.

Stacy Nyp – Board Member

Stacey Nyp is starting her 15th year in elementary education. Stacey has been a general education classroom teacher, teaching grades K-3rd. At the start of the 2015-2016 school year Stacey transitioned from the general education classroom into a resource classroom. This is where she became familiar with a Structured Literacy approach. Stacey graduated from Washburn University with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She then graduated from Baker University with her Master’s in School Leadership and later pursued a Master’s in High Incidence Special Education from Fort Hays University. This year Stacey has taken on a new role as a special education consulting teacher. She is now able to share her knowledge of dyslexia and Structured Literacy with the teachers she works directly with. When not working, her children’s activities keep her busy. She and her husband are avid Chiefs’ fans who also love to travel, whenever they can squeeze a trip into their busy schedules.

Emily Ciesielski-Board Member

Dr. Emily Ciesielski is an assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri. Her research interests include reading comprehension, spelling, and written language in young children, especially those with executive function difficulties. She has over 25 years of experience as an ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She has worked as a clinician with pre- and elementary- school age children in public schools and in private practice, specializing in language disorders including phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. 

Dr. Ciesielski is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Missouri Speech and Hearing Association, the International Dyslexia Association, and a board member of KSMO IDA

Jeana Wise-Board Member

Jeana has been an educator since 2002 serving in various roles in the elementary setting.  She has taught first-grade, Title Reading groups, has been a K-4  Literacy Coach, Reading Specialist serving students in grades K-2, and most recently helps students and teachers as a PreK-2 Instructional Coach.  

Jeana is certified in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, K-12 Special Education and has extensive training in Dyslexia and Orton-Gillingham through IMSE, Dyslexia Training Institute, and LETRS.  She also tutors after school hours and is pursuing her Dyslexia Advocacy Certification this fall.  Her passion is helping younger students learn to read and write. Jeana received Educator of the Year in her school district in 2017-2018.

Her role as an Instructional Coach helps build the capacity and professional learning of all teachers, and she works very closely with teachers within their first three years in the classroom and is helping make a shift in literacy instruction within her district.  While literacy is important to her, she is also trained in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and spends time with curriculum and instructional design. Jeana is also her district Professional Development Chair working closely with her teachers and central office to improve the learning of all students.

When Jeana is not in the classroom, she spends time with her family on their farm.  They have row crops, chickens, four dogs, and barn cats. She has been a baseball mom for years and with her youngest son having recently graduated, she plans to spend more time studying dyslexia.  ,In the summer she has a garden and spends time canning the harvest to enjoy in the winter.  Jeana also enjoys reading, cooking, camping, swimming, biking, and hiking.

Erin Shore-Board Member
Erin Shore is an 10-year veteran in the 2nd grade classroom with 2 years in 4th grade. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in the Science of Reading from Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio. She is a certified Orton-Gillingham teacher, has a Dyslexia Certification, and is a licensed K-12 Reading Specialist and English as a Second Language Teacher. When she is not in the classroom, she is a mother to 3 boys and actively participates in her kids’ activities. 
Neal Zoglmann-Board Member

Neal recently completed his first year as a middle school reading special education teacher for USD 265 Goddard Public Schools. He earned a B.S.E in Elementary Education Unified from Pittsburg State University. During his three years at Pitt State, Neal worked for the Center for Reading as a reading interventionist. Neal holds licensure for K-6 General Education/High Incidence Special Education, PK-12 English for Speakers of Other Languages, and 5-8 Generalist (Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA). Neal is currently pursuing his Masters in Special Education from Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and his Masters in Reading Science from Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio. Neal’s passion includes supporting students with reading disabilities through effective and meaningful special education and related services, establishing secondary-level frameworks for tiered reading instruction and support, as well as integrating literacy practices into content-specific courses.

Jane Hayes – Board Member

Jane Hayes began her journey into the world of understanding dyslexia in 2002 and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, and a Qualified Instructor certified to instruct educators and parents in Structured Literacy programs that build upon the science of reading. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and received her MSED in Dyslexia Therapy from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

 

In her diverse experience, Jane has been a classroom teacher, dyslexia therapist, teacher consultant, parent/child advocate, school advisor, adult education instructor, and parent of two dyslexic children. Currently, Jane is the co-owner of READ Redefined and is an adjunct professor at Newman University. She and her husband of over 30 years have four children and one beautiful granddaughter. 

   

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