Texoma teacher selected to program that will help students with dyslexia

PETROLIA, TX(RNN Texoma) - One Texoma teacher has been selected in a program aimed to help students in the classroom.

8th grade English and Reading teacher, Kimberli Prewitt has a passion for helping.

That is why when she started seeing her students struggling in the classroom because of dyslexia, she knew it was time for a change.

"There are kids who have not been discovered yet and they struggle with reading and they don't know why," said Prewitt.

Prewitt was chosen to take part in a two-year dyslexia therapist training course through Scottish Rite Hospital.

Getting a spot in the course was not easy.

Prewitt had to go through an interview and selection process before she was chosen.

"I think my excitement and how I told them I had waited for a long time to be sitting in that chair for that interview was helpful to get my spot," said Prewitt.

After two years, Prewitt will be a certified dyslexia therapist and will be able to fully help those students that are struggling with different reading techniques and phonics lessons right in her classroom.

"When you see that light bulb go on and they have been given that time to process, they do succeed," said Prewitt.

"I want them to be able to come to me in a few years and say 'You know some of the strategies that we worked on, I'm still using them and successful."

Prewitt will start taking classes this summer.

In August, she will be able to take what she learned and apply it to the classroom.

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