Dyslexia: Interview with Dr. Scott Crane and Emily Gibbons


One episode with double the knowledge! In this episode about helping students with dyslexia first Dr. Scott Crane talks about what it's like to live with dyslexia.

Dr. Crane has worked in education for the last 38 years as a teacher, coach, school level administrator, district level secondary education specialist, business manager, assistant superintendent and superintendent.  He has served in three school districts. He began his career teaching and coaching in his home town of Burley, Idaho and then spent 26 year as an administrator in Blackfoot, Idaho. In Blackfoot he began his administrative career as a middle school assistant principal and ended as the district superintendent.

In 2012 Dr Crane retired from Idaho and began his second career as the Superintendent of Grand County School District in Moab, Utah. He received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University and his Masters of Education, Educational Specialist and Doctorate from Idaho State University. As a child he was diagnosed with dyslexia and received special instruction to help him learn to read.

After the conversation with Dr. Crane, Emily Gibbons will discuss how teachers can strategically teach dyslexic students. Emily is the creator of The Literacy Nest. She has worked with children between the ages of 1 to 12 since 1996 in a variety of settings. Her Masters Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Literacy sparked her passion to create and design classroom materials. She has a thirst for knowledge and a deep desire to help struggling readers with dyslexia. She has an Orton-Gillingham certification through IMSLEC and creates resources that she sells through her Teachers Pay Teachers store to help parents and teachers ensure that every child becomes a reader.

To learn more about helping students with dyslexia, Emily suggests reading Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz. You can find it here. Buying the book through this affiliate link helps to support the podcast.


We also had the chance to talk to Maria Mottaghian and Aimee Brown from the Oregon Child Development Coalition about helping migrant students. You won't want to miss hearing their experiences and advice. You can find it on our main blog.

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