Dr. Terrie Bridgman was an elementary school teacher at Baker Demonstration School, former laboratory school of National-Louis University, for twenty-five years. She received her Ed.D. in Reading and Language and was a tenured faculty member at National-Louis University. Dr. Bridgman has started and supervised various literacy intervention programs in elementary schools, has worked in various clinics in city and rural areas, and has supervised university students who have become reading specialists and classroom teachers. Since 2005, Dr. Bridgman has been an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University in the School of Education and Social Policy Graduate School. Dr. Bridgman's literacy expertise extends to adolescent and adult readers as well.

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Tim Bridgman is a learning specialist who provides services and interventions to students experiencing learning difficulties. He received a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University emphasizing clinical work in diagnostics and remediation. Tim has over nine years of experience working with students in a variety of settings, is an accredited Learning and Behavioral Specialist (LBS1), and holds a Professional Educator License (PEL). He has helped beginning readers in critical literacy areas including decoding, comprehension, writing, and spelling. Tim’s literacy work also extends to adolescent and adult readers.

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Shahani Samarasekera graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC with a degree in History and Philosophy and honors in philosophy. She received her Master of Arts in Education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. Shahani is certified to teach K-8 and has taught math and science at the fifth and sixth grade levels.