Our Teachers

Ms. Trisha

My journey with Read Smart began as a homeschooling mother who needed help filling gaps with my youngest son. We fell in love with Read Smart and how it helped our family so when the opportunity arose to join the team I was thrilled!

Children lay the groundwork for learning with reading. If they can read well then any knowledge they wish to access is available to them. It really does make them “ready for life!” Being a part of those “ah ha” moments and seeing the smiles and joy that come when their confidence rises is such a blessing to me as a mother and teacher. The most rewarding thing is seeing each child’s confidence grow and flourish as they gain tools and understanding that cause them to soar.

I’m thrilled to get to play a part in unlocking your child’s future and cheering on their hard work as they embark on a journey of learning!

Ms. Kenzie

When I learned to read in first grade, my world was forever changed. Reading unlocked new worlds for exploration, discovery and thinking for me. Now, as an educator focusing on reading, I get to change student’s worlds every day! I love teaching because I believe in the power of relationships, the love of learning, and the service of teaching.

My classroom is built on relationships with my students because I wholeheartedly believe relationships are the cornerstone of teaching. I love watching my students blossom into fluent readers that love learning and are confident in their abilities to succeed. As a teacher, my goal is to come alongside your student, champion their desires to learn and grow, and help them reach their goals.

Ms. Sarah

Hi! My name is Ms. Sarah, and I am a teacher at Read Smart. I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach, because it is a ticket to influence children’s lives in so many ways. On the practical level, reading lays the foundation for all other subjects and stages of learning. If the door to reading remains locked, then so does the door to all other academic discoveries, and I get to help unlock that door! I am also a firm believer in the fact that when you minister practically to a child, you then have the opportunity to minister emotionally to them as well. I love the moments where I can pause and speak what they personally need to hear that day, whether it is words of affirmation, correction, or comfort-to name a few. It is more important to me what kind of person they are becoming than how well they are performing. With that said, when a child is thriving on the inside, it flows over into every other area of life, including academics. It thrills me to be a voice of truth and encouragement. So much of what we believe about ourselves is shaped during childhood, so if I have a mouth to speak truth, I plan on using it!

Ms. Sarah | Read Smart | Tulsa

Mrs. Chelsea

Hello there! My name is Mrs. Chelsea, and I have the pleasure of being a teacher at Read Smart. My biggest passion is to work with children, and help them grow into lifelong learners! Reading is the key component in the success of a child’s educational journey. My primary motivation as a teacher is to help my students realize their potential, identify their strengths, improve their weaknesses, all while having a sense of understanding and compassion for each of them. I believe the best way to teach is by building a relationship with students and getting to know them. I aim to create a classroom environment where students build confidence in themselves and their abilities. As an educator, the biggest reward one can receive is seeing children learn, grow, and be inspired to become something great. My heart is so full knowing that I get to cheer each of my students along as we work together to reach their goals! It is such an honor to get to empower my students with the reading skills needed for them to reach their full academic potential.

Ms. Gianna

I have worked with kids in various capacities as a teenager, as well as for most of my adult life. Kids are a gift, our future, and a big part of my heart. 

It is incredible that something as seemingly simple as reading, taken for granted by so many of us, can be the make-or-break of a child’s success in life. I am passionate about pouring into the next generation, and I love getting to do it at Read Smart, teaching kids how to read. Seeing a child progress in skills while growing in their own self-confidence and developing a love for reading is an incredibly rewarding experience. 

My goal with every student is for them to know that I am another adult in their life who truly cares about them, believes in them, and will do everything I know to do to help them succeed in life. I will encourage your student, challenge them, and celebrate their successes as they grow into their full potential.

Ms. Olivia

Hi! My name is Ms. Olivia. I am so grateful to be involved in introducing and creating a love of reading with your children. I believe that reading paves the way for other subjects, and the creativity of a child to flourish. One of the greatest joys of teaching is helping children see their own strengths and how they learn, to help them succeed in all aspects of life. Being able to see your child grow confidently, acknowledge their own potential, and see them apply it to life is so rewarding. My classroom is just a small part of their journey through life, but I know the importance it has, and I do not take the position lightly. I cannot wait to meet your child and help start them on their journey to reaching their goals!

Ms. Devon

My passion for working with children started when I was growing up. My mom was always involved in children’s ministry. As I got older, I quickly realized I wanted to follow along the same path. 

I was homeschooled growing up, and I can remember my mom teaching my brother how to read. It was a struggle at first, but she worked with him one on one until one day it finally clicked. That is what I love seeing in my students. We work hard, and when we see the results, it’s such a confidence booster!

As a teacher, my heart is to educate and care for your children to the best of my abilities. I love seeing them grow and reach their highest potential. I personally learn best when I’m in a comfortable atmosphere, and I feel most myself. When my students enter my classroom, I want them to feel that way as well.

Ms. Morgan

Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a teacher. Now, that dream is a reality, and I go to work filled with gratitude every day! Teachers play such a crucial role in the development of children’s skills, dreams, and passions. I love getting the opportunity to step into that role for our students at Read Smart!
Reading  is the foundation for all other learning. Another necessary foundation, however, is a student’s level of confidence. I am passionate about increasing my students’ confidence in themselves, not only in the classroom, but in all areas of life. The way you carry yourself and believe in yourself has a major impact on where you go in life, and how far!
Here at Read Smart, we do our best to ensure your child becomes more than just the best reader they can be, but also the best person they can be!

Ms. Jenny

Hi! My name is Ms. Jenny and I am a teacher at Read Smart. Learning to read is such a pivotal moment in a child’s development as they step into a new level of understanding. Reading opens doors to wonder. My philosophy as a parent and a teacher is that every child needs someone in their life to believe in them. I can think back to my own childhood and remember that special teacher who believed in me. She was warm, caring and set a high expectation for her students, while sharing her own enthusiasm for learning. For me, I strive to embody these same qualities in a teacher. As an educator, teaching children carries an incredible responsibility to create an environment where my students can flourish as they grow in their confidence and ability. It’s my joy to share this journey with the students in my classroom as they discover their potential.

Ms. Grace

Hi! My name is Ms. Grace and I have the wonderful opportunity of being a teacher at Read Smart. At a young age, the love of teaching was put on my heart and I have been sold out ever since. My overall goal is to create a classroom environment that every child feels safe, supported and confident in. Reading is the most important skill that a child can learn because it provides multiple sources of knowledge, and it also gives children confidence. When a child gains confidence in their reading skills, they gain confidence in themselves. I show students that I care by forming relationships with them and cheering them on to success. I want my students to believe in themselves as much as I believe in them! I am so grateful to be a part of the Read Smart family and cannot wait to partner with you and your child!

Ms. Bella

Hello, I am Ms. Bella, I was homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade by my lovely mother who happens to be a former actress turned English teacher! Because of this, I grew up reading about thirty novels a year for school, plus any extra I wanted to read for fun. This instilled in me a deep love of literature that I still use in all aspects of life today. I’ve come to learn that life is learned through experiences, but lessons are taught through stories.

There are so many reasons to learn to read well in an academic sense. However, I have always felt that the many nuggets of wisdom that you can glean if you read between the lines are just as important! I am extremely excited to introduce kiddos to the crazy and awesome adventure of reading, the many worlds that they can explore, and the amazing characters they will meet on the way! My goal throughout this process is that they will realize their own creative power to write down their stories while also developing the tools to become excellent readers and writers.

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