Compass Reading Center
4701 Old Zuck Road
Erie, PA 16505

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Phone: 814-838-2405
Fax: 814-838-2406

Email: compassreadingcenter@gmail.com

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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.


Tammy Hayes, M. Ed.

Director

Tammy Hayes has a Master's Degree in Education with reading specialist certification from Edinboro University and 22 years of experience as a reading specialist in public and private schools. She is certified as an Advanced Level tutor and supervisor in accordance with International Multisensory Learning Education Council regulations. She has worked with students, parents and staff to achieve tutoring success for children with dyslexia and "specific learning disability in reading."

Tutorial Staff

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.

David Dows, Certified Tutor

David has a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and has been teaching for twelve 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.


Administrative Staff

Kaitlyn Kelly, Administrative Assistant

Leah Elberfeld, Administrative Assistant


Board of Directors

Dr. Douglas Buyer, Chairman

Rev. Richard Elberfeld, Jr., Vice Chairman

Donna Eaton, Secretary

Karin Hill, Treasurer

Jacqueline Churley

Jesse Ferraro

Paul Gornall

Peter Kraus

Russell McKinsey

Gary Vrenna