Hi, I’m Leighanne and my name has a million letters in it and only four syllables. Scheuermann rhymes with Herman and can be spelled to the tune of the Mickey Mouse Club song. I’m a reading specialist in Dallas, Texas and a mom to two super funny little girls. I’m a big-time nerd when it comes to podcasts, books and children’s literature. If you are on the wait-list for a book from the Dallas library, it’s probably in a never-ending stack next to my bed with an iced coffee resting on top (thank goodness for plastic book covers). I love the way that characters in a book can make anyone feel normal and whole. I would love to hear your story, please email me.
Why am I doing this?
I’m so grateful for those that have shown interest in Written and Bound and encouraged me over the past year! Ultimately the question arises, “Why not just tutor? Do you need a blog about it also?” Yes, I want to blog about it because I want to help you and someone you know and your neighbor and your friend’s neighbor, and your neighbor’s cousin who might be in some way be touched by dyslexia.
I was a teacher for eleven years, and when I became a school administrator, I started to feel disconnected from my work. I needed to find a way to get back in touch with the parts of my job I loved: helping parents, helping kids and sharing books. There are a lot of things about parenting that I need help with, and this is the one tiny area I can actually share. I hope that Written and Bound provides a little TLC for busy parents who want to model a love of reading for their kids. I hope that it helps you through homework time and reassures you that you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong when you receive news that your child is struggling in reading. Written & Bound should inspire you to pat yourself on the back for the literary traditions and rituals you’ve created within your family and help you to enjoy reading and writing with your kids.
I would love to hear from you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below.