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Natalia Canto, MEd  - MRC Executive Director

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education

  • Master’s Degree: Reading Specialist from Harvard University

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2011

  • Certified as a Teacher Trainer in the Orton Gillingham methodology


Melanie Catalfomo - MRC Program Development Coordinator

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Romance Languages from Boston College

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2018


Maite Montaner - MRC Readers for the Future Program Director

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Literature and Language in English and Spanish from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2011

  • Candidate for Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer


Carol Crespo - MRC Readers for the Future Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree: BA in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey & BA in theology from the Latin American Seminar in San Jose, Costa Rica.

  • Others: Completed required education courses from the Red Universitaria de Puerto Rico; and education courses funded by the National Writing Center in Sagrado Corazón.

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2012


Jeannette Valldejuli - MRC Readers for the Future Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education (Kinder - 3rd grade), University of Puerto Rico

  • Orton Gillingham’s Certification May 2019

  • Certified in ADHD by State University of New York, University of Buffalo via Coursera


Jessica Ann Bowles - MRC Readers for the Future Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree: History and Education, University of Puerto Rico

  • Professional Certification in ADHD by University of Puerto Rico

  • Orton Gillingham’s Certification May 2019


Mónica Fossas - MRC Readers for the Future Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education (Kinder - 3rd grade), The University of Dayton

  • Master’s Degree: Special Education, The University of Dayton

  • Special Education Teacher Certification K-12 from the State of Ohio

  • Certified in Lindamood-Bell 2003


Isabel Cristina López Sánchez - MRC Readers for the Future Teacher Assistant

  • Bachelor's Degree: Licenciada en Administración mención Gerencia Empresarial, Universidad José María Vargas, Caracas Venezuela

  • Readers for the future since 2016


Susana Morales - MRC Readers for the Future Teacher Assistant

  • Bachillerato Biología de Lake Erie College en Painesville, Ohio

  • Estudios en Medicina Veterinaria de la Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

  • Maestra sustitución Academia del Perpetuo Socorro 

  • Readers for the Future since 2018


Camill Sotomayor - MRC Reading Clinic Supervisor

  • Bachelor's Degree: Theater & minor in Spanish from Northwestern State University

  • Early Childhood-4th grade General Education certification, State of Texas

  • Early Childhood-4th grade Bilingual Supplementation certification, State of Texas

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2017

  • Orton-Gillingham Teacher Trainer Certification completion May 2019


Tamara Valle - MRC Reading Clinic OG Interventionist

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree: Arts from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

  • Elementary English Teacher certification

  • Montessori Assistant certification

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2017


Janice González Cabassa

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

  • Profession: 1st grade teacher at Robinson School

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2011

  • Certified Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer 2016


Jessica Purcell

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

  • Profession: Kindergarten teacher at Saint John’s School

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2014


Jacquelyn Pedley, Med

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology and Sociology from Fairfield University

  • Master’s Degree: Early Childhood Education from Boston College

  • Profession: 1st grade teacher at Saint John’s School

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2016


Mayra G. Delgado

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education k-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

  • Profession: 3rd grade teacher at Pathways Program, Robinson School

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2016


Sheila Marie Hau

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Eduaction in English

  • Profession: 5th grade teacher at Saint John’s School

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2017

  • Department of Education Teacher's Certification- Elementary English


Alina Casero

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Eduaction in English

  • Profession: 1st to 3rd grade teacher at Colegio Puertorriqueño de Niñas

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2017


Amy McFarland

  • Master's Degree: Multicultural Education from George Mason University, VA

  • Certified Literacy Coach, Iowa State University

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2017


Laura Amill Rosario, MEd

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

  • Master’s Degree: Special Education from the Universidad Central de Bayamón

  • Profession: 1st grade teacher at Robinson School

  • Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in 2011


Ely Anne Valls, MEd

  • MRC Officer Admin

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Marketing and Human Resources from Boston University

  • Master’s Degree: Early Childhood Education from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico