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Tacorra Gray, M.Ed

Educational Therapist

Education & Training:

I am an educational therapist, and I am very passionate about working with children. I believe that as an educator you should teach the whole child. I am very enthusiastic about teaching the whole person and not just the standard. Although I truly believe in the development of the whole child, my special areas of expertise are in building reading fluency, reading comprehension, and handwriting.

As an educational therapist, I am trained in using the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is a direct, explicit, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.

Other Work Experience:

The Children's Cabinet

Prior to re-locating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, I worked with The Children’s Cabinet. During my service there, I initially started in the Washoe Youth-Build Program as the Lead Educator. The Washoe Youth-Build Program served youth ages 16-24 who were at-risk for dropping out of high school. During my 2 years as the lead Educator, I was able to lead two successful of cohorts of students who received their GED or adult diploma. Every student also earned their NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research) certificate and became part of re-building the youth runaway center.

 

During my 3rd year of service, I transitioned into being the Mobile Assessment Response Program Coordinator. In this program, I was able to provide full wrap-around services to families being served by The Children’s Cabinet. I was able to establish an on-going relationship with Washoe County School District, which allowed for students to receive both academic and behavioral support services not only at home, but also in the classroom.

 

I was also very active in working and holding workshops for the Black Parent Education series held by Washoe County School District.

 

Oakland Unified School District

In 2016, I re-located to the Bay Area were I worked for 3 years at Oakland Unified School District as a Behavioral Specialist.

Current Work:

I am an educational therapist at the Raskob Learning Institute, and I am also a behavior specialist at. The Phillips Academy.

Education & Background:

B.A. in Sociology, Holy Names University 2005

M.Ed Certificate in Educational Therapy, Holy Names University 2012

Certificate of Applied Behavior Analysis, Arizona State University 2020

Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

I am also married to a wonderful husband named Aaron, and I am the mother of 4 amazing kids: Ahmaree, Aniyah, Adrienne and Ahmeer