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Dyslexia Endorsement

Register for the Self-Paced Asynchronous Course - Rolling admission for FY25 will begin July 1, 2024.

The Dyslexia Endorsement at Metro RESA is a GaPSC approved preparation program that provides approved candidates with the coursework and related field experience required to add the Dyslexia Endorsement to a current standard Georgia Professional Certificate.  

Georgia Department of Education Dyslexia Update

For more information, contact the Metro RESA Dyslexia Endorsement Coordinator, Kimberly Gregory.

 

Meet the Coordinator

Kimberly Gregory, Metro RESA Dyslexia Endorsement Coordinator

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Kimberly Gregory is the Metro RESA Dyslexia Endorsement Coordinator. In addition to her Coordinator role, she works with Metro GLRS providing professional development to administrators and educators across the metro Atlanta school districts and institutions in the areas of behavior management, intellectual disabilities, and improving the performance of struggling learners in social studies. Kimberly Gregory is a graduate of Spelman College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education. After teaching high school for three years in the Prince George’s County, MD school system, Ms. Gregory quickly found that her calling in education was to advocate and support the needs of struggling learners and students with behavior disorders. Ms. Gregory earned her Master of Science Degree in Mild to Moderate Disabilities from Johns Hopkins University, and then went on to earn an Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership and Administration from Cambridge University. During that time, she worked in clinical labs conducting research on school-age students who were diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorders and emotional behavior disorders. In 2010, after spending eleven years working in special education and social studies classrooms, she accepted a position as a behavior specialist in the Atlanta Public School System. She currently holds positions as a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Institute, and Positive Behavior Supports. Ms. Gregory has served as a member of the State Advisory Board for Social Studies and currently serves as an advisor to the Georgia Network for Educational Therapeutic Sites, the Center for Civil and Human Rights Educational Advisory Board, and the High Museum of Art Educational Advisory Board. In 2017, she played an integral role in helping with the redesign of the Greene Family Learning Gallery at the High Museum of Art, and in 2021, she accepted an additional position as a lecturer with Kennesaw State University in the Inclusive Education Department.


Dr. Kristen Killian, Metro RESA Dyslexia Endorsement Co-Coordinator

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Dr. Killian is the Metro RESA Dyslexia Endorsement Co-Coordinator. In addition to her Coordinator role, she serves as an endorsement instructor. She teaches literacy courses at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood. Kristen serves as an expert literacy analyst for the National Council on Teacher Quality and is a certified P-12 Reading Specialist. She is a Level III Trainer GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning and a graduate of the Cobb & Governor’s Teacher Leader Academy. She graduated from Henderson State University and Walden University with degrees in early childhood education and development and early childhood leadership and is set to earn her doctorate from the American College of Education in January 2024. Kristen has been teaching children and providing staff development since 1997. She is certified in all subjects from birth through middle school and specializes in literacy.