Elizabeth Reenstra

Helping Your Child, Educators and International Schools Navigate Personal and Professional Growth

How Can I Help?

For Students and Families

For Teachers and Schools

Areas of Expertise

Assessment Tools to
Determine Student Profiles

Identifying Learning Goals and
Designing Targeted Instruction

Structured Literacy / Orton Gillingham / Multisensory Approaches

Alignment of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction with the Science of Reading

Development of High Impact Scope and Sequences and Year Plans

Integrated Units that Connect Literacy, Content Areas and Global Education to the UN Sustainable Goals

When learners and educators have access to the resources and support that meet their specific needs for growth, the path to successful learning becomes that much more clear, relevant and meaningful.

Testimonials

Elizabeth's passion and lifelong learning in the area of literacy continue to inspire me to learn more. She is someone I turn to for guidance and conversation regarding best practices in reading and writing instruction.

Administrator, American School of the Hague

As a parent-teacher team, I felt a useful part of the process while being able to trust Elizabeth with the heavier lifting that she clearly has expertise in. My children both improved their reading and writing skills which set them up for success in later grade levels. My favorite outcome is when I see my children enjoying a good book as they now read for fun.

-Parent, Wassenaar, NL

Elizabeth was one of the best teachers I have ever seen in my twenty-nine years in education. Not only did she have a wealth of research-based reading knowledge, she assumed a leadership role within our school. The impact Elizabeth had on our school is still felt today and I am so grateful that Elizabeth has continued to be a resource for us!

Administrator, Rutherford Public Schools

We were so fortunate to find Elizabeth--a English mother-tongue literacy and dyslexia specialist and an experienced and certified OG practitioner. Elizabeth worked with my 8-year-old daughter, Eva, with incredible expertise and the patience of a seasoned elementary school teacher. She followed a very clear OG program to strengthen Eva's phonemic understanding and build decoding skills while establishing a really great rapport with her. We were only able to work with Elizabeth for one year but are very grateful for the critical work she did in this first year of intervention and the support and guidance she provided to me as a parent as I began the journey of understanding and advocating for my daughter's learning needs. If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it. You won't find a better prepared professional in this field.

Parent, Rome, Italy

Elizabeth is a strong advocate for integrating literacy and Global Education for the youngest learners. Her unit planning work in this area has inspired colleagues in our school and around the world.

CAS & Service Learning Coordinator, American School of the Hague

About Elizabeth

I have been a strong advocate of equity in reading instruction over the last 16 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. Working with diverse students, families and colleagues across three continents has allowed me to grow my thinking in regard to literacy development, instruction and best practices. You can get to know more about this journey by reading my blog entry: What’s in a name?