About Us

About Us

Great History

The Dyslexia School of Houston represents our founder Tammy’s vision for better education. After devoting years of her life to public education and garnering a reputation for being “the dyslexia lady” in HISD, Tammy knew how many families needed help.

She knew that public and private schools weren’t offering dyslexic students and their families the diagnoses, resources and attention they really needed. Even worse, the limited opportunities available for families to receive this help came with unnecessary barriers to basic support. Many families still struggle to simply qualify for a proper diagnostic test. She knew this needed to change.

So in the middle of a pandemic, Tammy decided to make that change herself. She left her HISD role in the summer of 2019 to embark on a new venture and bring her vision to life. The Dyslexia School of Houston was founded in September of 2020, with a clear goal: to make dyslexia education accessible to families who needed it most and provide students with the first good instruction they needed to unlock literacy.



We’re Here To Help Make Your Child’s Future Bright


We provide dyslexia awareness presentations about specific learning difficulties and their impact.


It will identify if an individual has indicators of a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia.


A definitive diagnosis of dyslexia for any individual requires a full and diagnostic assessment.


We offer a range of services to both employers and employees to ensure compliance.


our programs

Dyslexia Awareness

Raising awareness to foster understanding and support for dyslexia within our community.

Dyslexia Therapy

Providing personalized instruction to support students with dyslexia and related learning challenges.

Evaluations & Screening

Comprehensive assessments designed to identify each student's unique learning profile and potential challenges.

our team

Qualified team members

We’re Here To Help Make Your Child’s Future Bright

Jarrett Ward – Dyslexia Therapist

Jarrett Ward graduated from ACU in 2014 with a degree in vocal performance. He received his teacher certification in 2017 with distinction. He was also awarded teacher of the year in 2018. Alongside his work in education, Jarrett has also been a summer camp director and an opera singer. He is passionate about literacy education. In his free time, Jarrett loves to spend time with his wife, daughter, and dogs.

Elizabeth van der Pol – Dyslexia Therapist

More information about Elizabeth coming soon!

Melissa Pruet – Dyslexia Therapist

Melissa has a masters degree in elementary education with a concentration in child development. She has 15 years of classroom teaching experiences in grades PK4-2nd. She knows first hand the many ways dyslexia can affect a child’s learning. She was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and has two dyslexic children. She references these experiences when she works with her students.

Sharon McKeown – Director of Communications & Advancement

Sharon oversees all marketing efforts including social media, email marketing, public relations, website management, marketing strategy, graphic design, event planning, and fundraising initiatives. With experience in various marketing fields, Sharon has been a key player in pioneering the brand and marketing for Dyslexia School of Houston since the beginning. Her passion for helping others and witnessing the school’s mission come to life drives her to reach more students each year. A proud Houstonian, Sharon enjoys running, working out, fishing, and exploring the city in her free time.

Jesse Mancha, M. Ed. LDT, CALT – Dyslexia Therapist

Jesse Mancha, a native Houstonian, is excited to be a part of Dyslexia School of Houston. He is a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist with 21 years of experience as an elementary teacher in public schools. Jesse received his dyslexia instruction from Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, TX. He firmly believes that students with dyslexia, or any struggling reader, deserve the opportunity to become independent readers. Jesse provides proven, research-based curriculum to help students reach their potential in reading and spelling.

Jessica Cedillo – Dyslexia Therapist (Early Childhood)

Jessica brings a passion for early childhood education and a decade of experience to her classroom. For the past 10 years, she has created a fun and engaging environment where every child feels supported and empowered to reach their full potential. Jessica is trained in various programs such as BUILD and BRIDGES from Scottish Rite for Children. With her skills and experience her students are given a strong foundation from an early age at the Dyslexia School of Houston. She loves being a part of this community and looks forward to watching her students blossom every year.