Meet our Staff
The Compass Reading Center strives to train and develop a well qualified team focused on achieving successful results for Erie area children.
Dr. Jill Merritt
A team fully trained tutors Compass tutors must meet minimum qualification standards:
- Must have a Bachelor's or higher degree
- Must be trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach by a trainer with Compass Reading Center Trainer Certification.
- Orton-Gillingham training includes at least 45 hours of seminars with an additional 100 hours of supervised one- on-one practicum.
Sheree Auell, Certified Tutor
Sheree has a Bachelor of Science in Education and has been teaching for twenty-three years.
Kelly Bongiorno, Certified Tutor
Kelly has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has been teaching for fifteen years.
Pam Kavala, Certified Tutor
Pam has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has been teaching for fifteen years.
Beth Keller, Certified Tutor
Beth has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has been teaching for fifteen years.
Kaitlyn Kelly, Office Manager
Board of Directors
Dr. Douglas Buyer, Chairman
Rev. Richard Elberfeld, Jr., Vice Chairman
Donna Eaton, Secretary
Paul Kubeja, Treasurer