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Summer Conversation #1 – Janet Street, F/OGA chats with Natalie Felix, F/OGA, about Demystifying the Written Language

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Kick back, relax, and enjoy the first of our Summer Conversation Series. Register HERE

Join Jovial Janet and her guest, Novaturient* Natalie, for a fun and enlightening conversation on how exploration of the written language can demystify the complexities of reading and writing for all learners. Together, these logophiles will delve into the joy and intricacies of words, their origins, and their powerful impact. Get ready for an engaging chat filled with laughter, learning, and linguistic discoveries.

*The term ‘novaturient’ refers to those who yearn for change and new experiences—a trait indicative of a positive outlook on growth and evolution. After witnessing her son’s educational hurdles, Natalie knew change was necessary, and she was determined to be a part of that change. She sought Orton-Gillingham training, and her dedication evolved from individual tutor and classroom teacher to teacher trainer. As an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, she now seeks to empower novaturient educators with a deeper understanding of the science of reading and Structured Literacy teaching methods. Novaturient Natalie is inspiring a new generation of teachers to make reading and writing a source of joy, not frustration.

Want to explore more about the word novaturient? https://ga.dyslexiaida.org/exploring-interesting-words/

Natalie Felix is the owner of Structured Language & Literacy, LLC, a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist/CERI, and a Fellow of The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators. She holds a Masters Degree in Special Education from Valdosta State University. Currently, she serves as Fellow at Swift School in Roswell, GA, and Sage School in Lawrenceville, GA, providing Orton-Gillingham training and support to faculty as well as members of the community. Natalie’s focus is to provide Orton-Gillingham training to both public and private school educators in an effort to give teachers the tools to deliver sound Tier 1 reading instruction as well as intervention to struggling readers. She also enjoys the rewarding experience of tutoring with one-on-one students. Natalie is the mother of two grown children and resides in Alpharetta, GA, with her husband, Mark, of over 30 years.

Janet Street, M.Ed., serves on the board of the Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Janet has worked with dyslexic learners for 23 years. She held many positions at The Schenck School & ReadSource, including Lead Teacher, Director of Student Services, Director of Outplacement, and Director of Teacher Training.  She is a Fellow with the Orton-Gillingham Academy and has taught hundreds of teachers how to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach to help students learn to read and spell.   Janet is currently the Founder and CEO of Smart Street which offers Orton-Gillingham training and educational consulting services.  She is the proud daughter, sister, and mother of talented and successful family members with dyslexia.


June 26
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


IDA Georgia


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