I have taught all ages but have spent most of my time with kindergarten through grade eight. My work now is with kindergarten through grade four at my school and, recently, was grades two to five in my volunteer tutoring on Saturdays. When I did volunteer work in the early 1960's, I came up with the techniques used in the Packets Game and Spelling With Clues because my pupils weren't able to blend sounds and nothing else worked.
Ann Coffeen Turner
B.A. Cornell University (English major)
M.A.T. Seton Hall University
M.A. Kean College (reading specialization)
Post-masters certification Montclair State College as an LDT/C
(Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant)
Orton Gillingham training with Sally Childs, who had worked with Anna Gillingham, making me a grand-pupil of Miss Gillingham.
Member International Dyslexia Association since the1960's.
(formerly the Orton society)
worked under the supervision of Katrina de Hirsch in the Language Disorder Clinic at Columbia Medical Center.
was the reading tutor at Far Brook School in New Jersey for thirteen years.
have been the Lower School language skills support tutor at Gill St. Bernard's School in New Jersey since 1978.
was tutor advisor for a volunteer Saturday program from 1998-2011.
Cornell National Scholarship
Kappa Delta Pi (education honorary)
Edler T. Hawkins Award (a school award for excellence in teaching)
My husband and I have two daughters, two cats,
two grandchildren, and a well-populated bird feeder.