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Jen Parker

I feel truly fortunate to be the Primary Division reading specialist and Director of the Academic Center here at St. James Academy. I couldn’t ask for a more welcoming and supportive environment.

Prior to joining the faculty at SJA, I was a classroom teacher for twelve years. Additionally, I supported teachers, school administrators, and public school districts with the provision of specialized instruction.

When our younger son, Quinn, graduated in 2020, I reflected on his journey as a student with dyslexia and how his access to Orton-Gillingham tutoring changed his academic trajectory. I decided to become Orton-Gillingham trained so that more students would have access to this “gold standard” reading, spelling, and writing instruction.

Quinn is now a senior in college and our older son is a graphic designer in Annapolis. My husband, Aaron, and I live in Monkton and in my spare time I enjoy biking, pilates, reading, writing, and hiking.