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In Person

Length: 3 hours

Format: Live in-person

Capacity: Up to 150 people (50 minimum)

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Length: 75-90 minutes

Format: Live online

Capacity: Up to 500 people

Price: starting at $850 for 50 attendees


Length: 30-60 minutes

Format: Self-paced online

Capacity: Unlimited

Price: Included in myHeggerty subscription for $89/year

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Training Overview

Our professional learning opportunities provide support for implementation of the phonemic awareness lessons in a classroom setting. They also give teachers and staff a common language around the lessons, fidelity of implementation with the phonemic awareness skills, and consistency of instruction among classrooms. Our PD team has extensive experience with the curriculum, and consists of trained teachers and Reading Specialists who have a passion for teaching reading.

Our Specialists

Alisa VanHekken

Alisa VanHekken

Alisa is an experienced teacher and Reading Specialist. Alisa taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and provided reading support services as a Reading Specialist. She holds a master's degree in Reading and Literacy, along with an ESL endorsement and an administrative endorsement. Alisa was trained in the phonemic awareness curriculum by Dr. Heggerty himself, and worked closely with him for over six years. Alisa began working at Literacy Resources, LLC in 2013 and serves as the Chief Academic Officer. Alisa is the co-author of Bridge the Gap and the Early Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.



Erica Suarez

Erica Suarez

Erica is an experienced teacher and Instructional Literacy Coach.  She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of grade levels ranging from K-5, teaching in Mexico and the United States.  Erica has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Spanish major from Western Washington University, a Master's degree in Bilingual Education from the American College of Education, and a Master's degree in Literacy from Judson University.  Erica is passionate about dual language education and believes in providing all students with the early foundational literacy skills that they need to be successful.

Kelsi Lundvall

Kelsi Lundvall

Kelsi is an experienced teacher and elementary administrator. She taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade over the course of her teaching career and spent five years as an Assistant Principal/Instructional Coach to Kindergarten and First Grade teachers. Kelsi earned a bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Spanish from Washington and Lee University and a masters degree in Early Childhood Education from American University. She also has an ELA certificate of endorsement and over seven years of experience supporting bilingual learners.

Laura Castro

Laura Castro

Laura is an experienced educator. She has had a variety of roles as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and as a homeschooling parent. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and Spanish and spent several years in Argentina before eventually moving back to the US. Laura serendipitously stumbled into education and never looked back. She holds a Master's Degree in Bilingual Elementary Education from Quincy University and has a deep love for language, linguistics and biliteracy. Laura is passionate about improving literacy outcomes for all learners - teachers and students alike!

Lori Jurjovec

Lori Jurjovec

Lori is an experienced teacher and dyslexia instructor. Lori taught at the elementary level for 6 years before becoming a private tutor. She has worked with learners aged pre-K through adult. Lori has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. She is also a certified Orton-Gillingham Instructor holding a Dyslexia Certificate from The Dyslexia Training Institute in San Diego, California. Lori is passionate about providing reading instruction that is rooted in the science of reading.

Marjorie Bottari

Marjorie Bottari

Marjorie is an experienced teacher, Reading Specialist, Reading Coach, and Elementary Administrator. She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of grade levels, ranging from Pre‑K-8. Marjorie has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Elmhurst College, a Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist from DePaul University and a Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration from Benedictine University. Marjorie had an opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Michael Heggerty, who served as her mentor when receiving her administrative degree. Marjorie joined Literacy Resources in 2018 and is the co-author of Bridge the Gap and the Early Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.



Oh my God, it was the best PD we've ever had! All the teachers were complimenting me afterward, which doesn't always happen. The trainer was marvelous and the teachers were really engaged.

Tammy Halfacre,
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District,

The support that you get from Alisa and Marjorie is excellent. They understand reading very well, and they have mastered this part of literacy. They make it very accessible.

Russell Washington,
School District of Philadelphia