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 Reading Interventionist
Kaitlyn earned a Bachelor of Science Dual Degree in Elementary and Special Education through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She also received an additional license in Early Childhood Special Education. Kaitlyn has seven years of experience teaching in the classroom in the Kaukauna Area School District. She is incredibly passionate about instructing and advocating for struggling learners, as well as, collaborating and connecting with students, parents/families, and other professionals to provide the most effective intervention and learning experience for every student. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading, writing, seeing live music, and exercising!
Katelyn Wagner,
Dyslexia Reading Interventionist & Remote Learning Coach
Kate is excited to be a part of the READ Learning team. Kate comes with 6 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 multisensory approaches as she pursues her doctoral degree in occupational therapy. Outside of school and work, Kate loves traveling, yoga and game nights with family and friends.
Sue Hendrick,
Dyslexia Reading Interventionist
Sue has thirty-two years of teaching experience. Sue received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities at UW-Oshkosh and a master’s degree in Educational Diversity from the University of Phoenix. She recently retired from teaching in Colorado and returned to Wisconsin, making Appleton her new home. She continues to be active in the lives of children through her work as a substitute teacher and test proctor in the Menasha School District. In addition, she has worked as a volunteer in the local schools and with the Make A Wish organization. Sue enjoys reading, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Laura Kalinosky-Sanchez,
Dyslexia Reading Interventionist
Laura has 20 years of experience teaching across K-12 and adult education settings and is very happy to be a part of the team at READ. Laura earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Art degree in Reading/Language Arts from Cardinal Stritch University. While working with English language learners during her years teaching in the public schools, Laura became aware of the need for intensive reading instruction with struggling readers and those who are learning English. As she transitioned into adult education, she noticed continuing concerns with many adult readers and has made it her mission to help others reach their goals through improved reading and writing skills. In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with her family, and watching music and theater performances.
Jerry Weissbuch
Dyslexia Reading Interventionist
Jerry Weissbuch, B.A. in Liberal Arts, M.S. Mathematics from University of Illinois at Chicago, National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Golden Apple Teacher Nominee, 2011. He is a 22-year veteran middle school teacher who has taught in Chicago, Illinois and Racine, Wisconsin. He has a current K-8 teaching license in Wisconsin, additionally certified in Special and Gifted Education. Jerry makes his home in Appleton, Wisconsin. In his spare time, he enjoys the fine arts, classical music, and all the Wisconsin State Parks.
Margaret Hucko,
Dyslexia Reading Interventionist
Maggie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Arts in Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University. She has over 20 years of experience in rural, urban and suburban school districts. She recently retired from Cedarburg School District where she served as both a reading and math interventionist. Maggie is passionate about helping students learn in the way that works best for them. In her free time, Maggie enjoys reading, traveling, and walks with her husband, two sons and Cockapoo, Calvin.


Peggy Werner,
Dyslexia Reading Interventionist
Peggy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Minnesota State University. She has over 25 years of teaching experience. After taking a short break from teaching, Peggy began teaching English online to children in China. Currently, she teaches Kindergarten in a virtual classroom. Peggy lives in Indiana with her husband, three children and one dog. She loves camping, board games and spending time with her family.


Natty B.,
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.

In The News..

Podcast

Fox Cities Advice Givers: How to Overcome Learning Difficulties

Radio

BizTalk Radio Show, 1150 WHBY

Magazines

New North B2B Magazine, featured business in 2015-2016

March 2016 Article

February 2016 Article

January 2016 Article

December 2015 Article

November 2015 Article

Online

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

Jodi A.

Special Education Coordinator and Parent
“READ Learning Services was the answer we were looking for! With Kelly’s professionalism, compassion, and teaching methods, our daughter made huge gains in her fluency, spelling, and comprehension. We were so thrilled with her success and boost in self-esteem, that we enrolled our son as well. I highly recommend READ Learning Services and Kelly’s expertise to others.”

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