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About Me

Welcome and thank you for being here! My name is Lynn Heward and I live in Dublin, OH with my husband Marcus and our son Lucas (6), our daughter Audrey (4) and our fur babies Mae and Topsie (14). My love for teaching evolved when I was a kid and it was always my dream to become a teacher! In 2005, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with a Pre-K-3 license from Ohio University, in 2008 I earned a Master's degree in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) from The Ohio State University. I started my career as a classroom teacher in 2005 through 2019 working within Urban school districts teaching grades K-3 with the majority of my career teaching 2nd grade, during this time I served as an Intervention Specialist one year and private tutored students grades 2-12 over the course of several summers. I transitioned into a Reading Intervention position in 2019 where I served as a Primary Literacy Specialist for the last 4 years and have grown a passion for teaching reading inparticular and learning effective teaching strategies! I stay up-to-date on the latest Science of Reading practices through ongoing professional development through LETRS (accredited by the International Dyslexia Association) training, conference opportunities and staying active in my professional online community. Within the last 2 years I have obtained my Reading Endorsement and the K-12 reading teacher licensure. I like to get to know my students and align my instruction with their individual needs. I can recognize and value what makes each child unique and what motivates them. I lead with patience, empathy, and the ability to change my delivery in a way for students to gain understanding. After equipping my students with the necessary phonics skills, I allow opportunities for Productive Struggle (persevering and thinking flexibly using the skills and strategies they have instead of seeking immediate solution) when appropriate. Rewards offer encouragement so students will get to pick a PRIZE at the end of every session! The BEST part about teaching kids to read is witnessing the "Aha moment" when they sound out and read their first word or fluently read their first sentence and realize that they CAN read and it's actually FUN!

*I am serving emerging, striving and struggling readers in grades K-2 and struggling readers in grade 3 (students who need help with decoding). This is a Library based service, we meet there at your requested time. I follow the Dublin City Schools 2023-2024 traditional year calendar. I am open and closed when they are. Please refer to the calendar linked above. 

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