Wabasha-Kellogg Elementary i.t.a. Program

Helping children read!

Linda Vaplon, Director

Linda Vaplon has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in grades K-6. She is a licensed K-12 Reading Teacher and has a passion for helping struggling readers succeed. After experiencing frustration with numerous reading strategies and seeing children failing to progress, she was determined to find a reading intervention that actually worked. The Initial Teaching Alphabet was the answer, and Linda has worked diligently on training additional support staff to implement i.t.a. in their remedial program. Through dedication to this intervention, many struggling readers at Wabasha-Kellogg Elementary are showing amazing growth through one-to-one or small group i.t.a. instruction.

“I have been searching for a reading intervention for many years that actually worked and could be implemented with ease.

I am now completely convinced that i.t.a. is that “miracle” intervention that can help struggling readers find success. All educators should know about the benefits of i.t.a. The bottom line is…it works!”

Phone: (651) 565-3559
Email: lvaplon@wabasha-kellogg.k12.mn.us

Laura Meyer, ITA Teacher

Laura Meyer taught 4th and 2nd grade in the Wabasha-Kellogg school district for four years while completing her Reading Teacher licensure program at St. Mary’s University. She is currently a Reading Specialist at Wabasha-Kellogg Elementary, and provides intervention to the kindergarten and first-grade children in the district’s i.t.a. program. Laura is also completing an Early Childhood master’s degree at Walden University, with a graduation date of May 2017. After school Laura coaches ninth grade volleyball, a sport that she enjoys on the sand courts during the summer.

“I truly believe if we can start interventions when a child is starting to build their education foundation, the child will have better educational success for their future.”

Phone: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
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