Compass Reading Center
4701 Old Zuck Road
Erie, PA 16505

Have Questions?
Phone: 814-838-2405
Fax: 814-838-2406

Email: compassreadingcenter@gmail.com

Become a Student Become a Tutor
Pay or Donate Online

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

Director

Dr. Jill Merritt is currently an Associate Professor in Early Childhood, Special Education, and Graduate Programs at Gannon University. Before teaching in higher education Dr. Merritt had 13 years of experience teaching in special education classrooms in the public school setting. Over recent years, Jill has held positions as the Wesleyville Borough Council President, President of the Arc of Erie, and a Special Education advocate. She has three children and spends may hours at the soccer field and hockey rink.

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.

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, Office Manager


Board of Directors

Dr. Douglas Buyer, Chairman

Rev. Richard Elberfeld, Jr., Vice Chairman

Donna Eaton, Secretary

Paul Kubeja, Treasurer

Greg Hall

Melissa Romero

Donna Rose

Lisa Graff

Jim McMann