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Literacy is Life!

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Hi, my name is Maggie Madere. I am a life-long learner dedicated to helping all students learn to read and write! I am raising funds to pay for the practicum necessary to obtain Orton-Gillingham certification.

I was a poor reader as a child and struggled in silence for most of my life. In school, I was told I was slow and couldn't learn. As a result, I felt that something was wrong with me. I hid it, worked exceedingly hard, and learned ways to compensate. As a result, when I got into education, I knew that literacy was my calling. Reading and writing are the foundations for all future learning. Four years ago, my journey led me to structured literacy and the Orton-Gillingham approach. I now know that how I was taught to read does not work for some students and is not the best way for most students! The recent attention to the Science of Reading has confirmed my beliefs that all students learn using this approach. However, unfortunately, teacher preparation programs have historically neglected this important method!

I have taken several training programs but must complete a practicum to become certified. Taking place over 10-12 months, the practicum involves video lessons that are reviewed for feedback from expert practitioners. The cost of the practicum is $3,000.00. Because of the cost, I put this on hold when we moved to New York and again because of Ashley's heart condition. Money is the only obstacle to completing this certification during the next year.

Please consider donating to further my learning and certification, allowing me to work and support more students on their journey to life-long learning and reading!
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  • Anonymous
    • $2,784 (Offline)
    • 1 yr
  • Jerrelyn Gulino
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Wayne Bruns
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Cherry Roberts-Matherne
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Kameron Utterback
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
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Maggie Madere
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Harrison, NJ

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