After devoting many years of service to HISD, our founder Tammy Spencer understood how broken our public school systems are. She understood how many families struggled to receive a timely dyslexia diagnosis, and how many students lacked the essential foundation they needed to move forward in their education. To solve these problems and provide what so many of her students come to know as “the first good instruction,” she launched a school specifically for students who aren’t receiving the education they need through traditional curriculum, and the Dyslexia School of Houston was born.


Meet Our Expert Team

One of the assets that sets us apart is our incredible team. Every teacher at our school is either a dyslexia practitioner, CALT: Certified Academic Language Therapist and/or an LDT: Licensed Dyslexia Therapist. The LDT license is granted by the State of Texas, not a public education system. In addition to completing a rigorous program and clinical experience, these licensed therapists are also required to complete continuing education classes biennially to maintain their license. The process to acquire CALT certification is similar: consisting of a comprehensive training course and the completion of the Academic Language Therapist Association’s Competency Exam at the therapy level. This means that our faculty are not only prepared to help your child face any challenge, but they’re also always learning more about how they can better serve our students.


Hello, I am Jesse Mancha, and I am excited to join the Dyslexia School of Houston. I am a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist as well as a Certified Academic Language Therapist. I have served in public education for the last 21 years. I received my Dyslexia instruction from Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas Texas. I […]


Jessica has over 8 years of experience in early childhood education, helping children from ages 6 months old to 12 years old find their voice.


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 […]