Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning & Advocacy Center

Mary Kaeser-Miller

Co-Founder of Dyslexia St. Louis

Mary Kaeser-Miller has over 30 years of experience educating children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and continued her education at Maryville University. She taught kindergarten and first grade for over 10 years, has been a Sunday school coordinator and is a Certified Barton Reading Coach. Mary prides herself on the relationships she builds with her students and the success of teaching her students to read.

Mary strives to help her students embrace their strengths, improve self-confidence and rediscover the joy of learning. She has great success in helping struggling readers unlock the reading code, increase reading fluency, and become better spellers.

Mary is passionate about connecting the dyslexic community and assisting families along their journey by providing evidence-based resources.

She is the founder of Dyslexia St. Louis Parent and Professional Support Facebook Group. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and served on the board of KS-MO International Dyslexia Association.

Her son, who has dyslexia, was her inspiration for opening Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning and Advocacy center.

Sarah Bartley

Co-Founder of Dyslexia St. Louis

Sarah Bartley is the co-founder of Dyslexia St. Louis Learning and Advocacy Center. She is an experienced educational advocate with extensive knowledge of the IEP and 504 Plan process. Sarah takes pride in the trusting relationships she builds with clients and uses her tenacious spirit to empower parents and advocate for children.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Her experience advocating for her son with dyslexia helps her relate to others and fuels her desire to help families with similar stories. She has completed advocacy trainings through COPAA (Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys) Dyslexia Training Institute, and Wrightslaw. Sarah also uses her experience and knowledge to provide professional development trainings on dyslexia to educators and school districts.

Sarah served as a board member on the Kansas Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association from 2017 until 2019. As a member of International Dyslexia Association and Council of Parents Advocates and Attorneys, Sarah stays involved and current on issues that impact children with disabilities.

Sarah’s inspiration for opening Dyslexia St. Louis Learning and Advocacy Center is her son with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She understands the struggle and hardships that come with parenting a child who is struggling. Sarah believes every child deserves to have a champion that won’t give up until his/her needs are met.

When she isn’t working, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is equally passionate about beach vacations, adventure and the perfect afternoon nap.

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