Achieve success and confidence for EVERY learner in front of you!

This has been our passion and still is!

 Linda Katherine Smith-Jones has been an elementary teacher in the public school system for 36 years.

Linda Katherine Smith-Jones has been an elementary teacher in the public school system for 36 years.

The Author

Linda Katherine Smith-Jones' goal has always been to help every struggling reader achieve confidence and excellence in literacy.

This quest became her passion in 1987 when she discovered that her daughter is dyslexic. She watched her daughter struggle to read, write and spell from an early age.

Linda threw herself into research, evaluating alternative approaches and best practices for dyslexic and struggling learners. She discovered how best to teach her own daughter and, therefore, all struggling readers and dyslexics. Her daughter is now a college graduate with a degree in landscape architecture. She and hundreds of Linda’s students continue to benefit from her passion.

 

Linda's academic credentials includes:

  • Bachelor of Science degree with double majors in Elementary Education K-8 and Physical Education and Health K-12, with a minor in Coaching // St. Cloud State University in Minnesota 
  • Master of Arts in Elementary Education K-8 // University of Denver
  • Postgraduate study of England’s National Curriculum K-12 // University of Oxford
  • Fulbright Scholarship of education in Japan

Linda is active in the International Dyslexic Association, the International Literacy Association and the National Education Association.

 

The Editor

Working alongside Linda in writing the curriculum, is editor Nina Henson. With 34 years of teaching experience in the classroom, Nina joins you and Linda in the delight of watching students of any age blossom in confidence as they realize their power to control their own learning. Nina is a professional developer of continuing educational materials. She co-owns the educational consulting business TeamMark Collaboration Solutions.

The Illustrator

Brandin Hurley is a freelance artist who specializes in fine art, murals, scenic design, and site-specific installations. Since graduating with her MFA in scenic design from NIU, she has been working on projects across the United States and internationally. Her recent works include an art installation for VAM's WNDRLND event, scenic design for Cock and Bull's Lecherous Honey, and a mural for Castaway restaurant in Phnom Penh.



Linda’s program was fun and exciting for my student. He enjoyed working with her and the reading activities that she did with him. My student showed more confidence in his reading and was beginning to retain his learning. I appreciate all the hard work Linda put into her program and in helping my student learn to read.
— Mrs. Hartley, First Grade Teacher