Ivy founded Literacy Access in 2001. She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, as well as credentials in Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition and Development (ESL), English and Art. She has extensive training in early literacy and progressive literacy development through high school. Her work develops advanced, sophisticated reading and writing skills, critical thinking, and in-depth subject matter knowledge through the upper elementary, middle school, and high school grades. While working as a classroom teacher, Ivy combined an integrated content curriculum with research-based literacy “best practices.” She has provided professional development for elementary school teachers in literacy, as well as parent education workshops. Ivy offers high-quality, individualized instruction via in-person or remote sessions to students in need of remediation, grade-level teaching, as well as enrichment. She works closely with students and their families to support literacy development, a love of learning, and a sense of empowerment. Ivy works with her dog, Harper, a certified therapy dog.