Lorie will be the new face of Ballantyne Reading Academy. Her background in banking, and for the last 25 years, leading staff and volunteers teaching children, makes her a great fit. Cooper will be involved on the business and operational side of things. His background spans building and selling a family business, international software training, and 20 years of coaching and developing financial professionals. They have 2 adult children, Courtney, a former first-grade teacher, and William, a financial advisor.
Adina loves spending time with her husband, two boys (ages 6 and 3), and her first-born baby (a mini golden doodle named Mickey Mantle). In her spare time, she loves to read, exercise, or just sit in the sun drinking Starbucks!
Cherie has taught ages 4 and 5 in preschool and grades K-2 in the public schools. She specializes in literacy skills and phonics to help readers become more fluent. Cherie is currently getting certified in Orton Gillingham. In the mornings, she works as a curriculum specialist at Christ Church Kindergarten where she pulls small groups focusing on fine motor development, handwriting skills, as well as literacy skills.
In her spare time, she loves doing floral arrangements for friends, playing her guitar, taking photos of nature, and walking her little dog Bentley! She also enjoys spending time with her adult daughter. She is very excited to be a member of the staff here at Ballantyne Reading Academy!
Special Recognition goes to Lisa Palladino. Lisa founded Ballantyne Reading Academy in 2012. She personally taught many children over the years since. Lisa decided to retire at the end of 2021 to write a new chapter in her life-story. We wish her well!
Do you have experience?
APPLY WITHIN !Degreed, experienced teachers and tutors with a passion for literacy and learning are always welcome to join our team!
Send your resume to info@BallantyneReading.com.
Teaching reading IS rocket science.
– Louisa Moats