About Us

Company Background

READ Learning Educational Services, LLC was founded in 2011 by, Kelly Steinke.  READ is an educational service company that offers solutions to those affected by dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities.  Our learning center has a reputation for offering highly effective one-on-one private teaching interventions, using research based approaches, in reading, spelling and writing.  We are also known in the community for our dyslexia testing, courses/training in executive functioning skills, educational consultations and professional development trainings.

READ Learning is located in Grand Chute and is open by appointment only.  We currently have three specialists on our team that work with students during daytime and evening hours.

Meet our Team

Kelly Steinke, Founder & Dyslexia Specialist

Kelly Steinke, M.A. Ed., NBCT is the founder of READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. Kelly began her career as a special education teacher and taught for almost 20 years in the Midwest, East Coast, and Pacific Northwest. During this time she became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Exceptional Needs, earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education (Administration and Leadership), and founded her company, READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. For the past seven years, Kelly has served the community as a dyslexia specialist. Kelly has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, twin daughters and Brittany Spaniel, Natty.  Kelly also enjoys reading, writing, seeing live music and pursuing health and fitness goals.

Kaitlyn Behrmann, Dyslexia Teacher 

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Appleton and is thrilled to be a part of the team at READ Learning. She attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she received her degree in both Regular and Special Education for grades 1-8. Kaitlyn is currently finishing up courses for her license in Early Childhood Special Education and has worked at New Directions Learning Community, in Kaukauna, as a Special Education Teacher for the past 5 years. When the opportunity to be a part of the team at READ came about, she quickly grasped at the chance. She feels blessed to be a part of the team at READ as she has a deep passion for teaching reading, connecting and working with families, being a part of a team that values continued growth, learning and collaboration among staff members, and watching struggling learners grow and learn. When Kaitlyn is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband, Charlie, and their daughter, Norah. They love taking their dogs for walks, reading, and writing, watching live music, going to baseball games, playing tennis and disc golf, and trying new restaurants.

Sherry Nedens, Dyslexia Teacher

Sherry Nedens has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications and a Master’s of Science in Education with a Student Affairs and College Counseling emphasis from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  She received Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Reading training through Adams State University Colorado.  She is a passionate individual who strongly advocates for individuals with different abilities.  Sherry enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and going on adventures with family and friends.

Katelyn Wagner, Dyslexia Teacher 

Kate is excited to be a part of the READ Learning team. In addition to teaching with READ, Kate also works full time as a special education teacher in Menasha, Wisconsin. Kate comes with 5 years of experience in education including special education, alternative education, and bilingual education. With teaching licenses in special education from UW-Oshkosh and alternative education from UW-Milwaukee, Kate is passionate about creativity in education!  She hopes to continue her education in alternative access to education focusing on multi-sensory approaches. When she’s not teaching, Kate enjoys discovering new hiking, biking and camping spots across the country.

Natty B. Spaniel, Reading Coach

Natty is our reading coach.  The best part of Natty’s day is when he gets to see students.   Natty has a way of making students feel right at home.  He enjoys getting treats and lounging on his dog pillow while students work.

Mission Statement

We are giving hope and transforming lives through teaching, training, and providing supports for those affected by dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Kelly’s inspiration for READ starts and ends with students and families being the focus…

Picture this…it was the first day of school and I was hired as a special education teacher to teach 4th/5th grade students with learning disabilities. A 5th grade boy walks in the door, but instead of looking for his seat, he makes a beeline straight for me. Drew was tall with bright red curly hair. He had hair that didn’t grow so much in length as it did in volume. I could see immediately that Drew was out-going and charismatic. He proceeded to stop right in front of me and introduced himself with a hearty handshake. Drew shared with me that he was dyslexic and that I wouldn’t be able to teach him how to read, but that I shouldn’t worry because his private tutor would. To say he got my attention would be an understatement. I didn’t know what to say. We hadn’t worked together in previous years, so I didn’t have a track record of letting him down. I guess you could say he had my curiosity.

I began to wonder if I’d had other students with dyslexia, but hadn’t realized it…click HERE to read the entire story.

4 Reasons to Choose READ Learning


Individuals with dyslexia can learn to read, write and spell up to grade level when given the right type of instruction and in the right environment.  Students can also learn visual strategies and tools to improve executive functioning skills.  You don’t have to settle.  Reach your potential with specialized instruction.

Reliable Services

At READ, we strive for excellence in all of our services.  Services are multi-sensory, research based, measurable, & reliable.

Confident Learners

We are reaching students who haven’t responded to traditional teaching methods.  These students are experiencing life changing growth.  With hard work and dedication, students begin to see their progressand that they CAN experience success.

Peace of Mind

Kelly is a Licensed Master Teacher (special education and regular education), National Board Certified Teacher (Exceptional Needs Specialist) and trained dyslexia specialist.  Her staff are licensed teachers and fully trained by Kelly Steinke.  At READ we have high expectations and offer only the best interventions.

Kelly is currently an active member of the Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.


Speaking Engagements/Workshops

  • Dyslexia 101, January 2018
  • Go Valley Kids Resource Fair, January 2018
  • WI Conference IDA, April 2017
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, January and April 2017
  • Fox Valley Technical College (Venture Center), January 2017
  • SCORE Fox Cities, January 2017
  • Appleton Public Library, monthly presentations Oct 2016 – present
  • WI Conference IDA, April 2016
  • Homeschool Curriculum Fair, April 2016
  • Covenant Church & School, Fox Valley WI, March 2016
  • Reading Matters Regional Conference, September 2016
  • Fox Valley Technical College, November 2016
  • Appleton Public Library, November 2016
  • 1 Million Cups Group, November 2016
  • Bright Young Dyslexics Group, November 2016
  • Great Homeschool Convention, April 2016

In The News…


Fox Cities Advice Givers: How to Overcome Learning Difficulties


BizTalk Radio Show, 1150 WHBY


New North B2B Magazine, featured business in 2015-2016

March 2016 Article

February 2016 Article

January 2016 Article

December 2015 Article

November 2015 Article


Learning Disabilities of America (LDA), Digital Publications, October 2017

Home Educator’s Resource National Directory (HERD) subject matter expert, 2015-2016

“Syllable Division Rules” September 2016

“Get the Facts” August 2016

“Executive Functioning Skills” July 2016

“Struggling Spellers: 7 Research Based Tips” June 2016

“Reading Comprehension & Dyslexia” May 2016

“Memory & Learning” April 2016

“Auditory Processing Disorder” March 2016

“Phonemic Awareness – Why is it Important?” February 2016

“But That’s Not Fair” January 2016

“Avoid the Pitfalls” December 2015

“What Is Dyslexia?” November 2015

“Imagine The Possibilities” October 2015

Newspaper Articles

  • October 2011, READ Learning Educational Services, LLC hosted Susan Barton’s Dyslexia Conference at Concordia University, Mequon, WI
  • The Columbian Newspaper, Clark County, Washington
    “Unscrambling Dyslexia” April 19th, 2010
  • Camas/Washougal Post-Record Newspaper
    “Camas Teacher Offers Hope for Dyslexic Students” April 20th, 2010
  • Camas/Washougal Post-Record Newspaper,
    Guest Columnist, June 21, 2010

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