Mrs. Gordon received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Virginia Tech. She earned a master’s degree in education from George Mason University and was named a 2005 “Teacher of Promise” by the GMU special education faculty. She holds a current K-12 special education teaching license in Virginia and is endorsed in both emotional and learning disabilities. She taught and tutored in Fairfax County, VA specializing in academic and ADHD coaching. Mrs. Gordon worked as a Virginia Education Association Director for seven years where she gained experience related to Virginia school law, advocacy, and school organization and administration.
After successfully completing graduate level coursework and intensive practicum at the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) in Rockville, MD, Mrs. Gordon opened her private practice specializing in children diagnosed with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities. ASDEC certifies Academic Therapists in Sounds In Syllables (SIS), one of the most powerful Orton-Gillingham-based approaches to teaching reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), spelling, and the foundations of syntax and grammar. Mrs. Gordon is a Certified Academic Language Therapist certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). She has over 1,500 certified one-on-one hours documented working with children diagnosed with dyslexia. Additionally, she is an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Certified Dyslexia Therapist. In 2018, she joined ASDEC as a Clinical Supervisor providing training and coaching to individuals who are pursuing language therapist certifications.
Mrs. Gordon's current and past clients include students attending Prince William County Public Schools, Fauquier County Public Schools, St. James Episcopal School, Linton Hall School, Highland School, as well as homeschooled students.
Her passion stems from her background in education and her desire to help children similar to her own. Mrs. Gordon is a member of ALTA, IDA, ASDEC, and Decoding Dyslexia Virginia. She served as 2019-2020 ALTA Virginia President, 2018-19 ALTA Virginia President-Elect, and Vice-Chair of the Fauquier County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) 2015-2016.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, exercising, cooking, and relaxing at the beach.
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Elizabeth Gordon, M.Ed., CALT, CDT
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