OG Supervising Fellow
Shirley Bate, M.Ed., Fellow/OGA, is a Supervising Fellow with the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center. She provides training at the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels to provide in-depth mentorship to educators seeking OG certification. Shirley has been certified by the Orton-Gillingham Academy as an OG educator for twenty-five years and is a former co-editor for their newsletter. She taught students in kindergarten through high school grades using the Orton-Gillingham Approach in public schools for 15 years prior to becoming owner of Educational Advantage, LLC, where she continues teaching students with dyslexia to master reading, spelling, and writing. Shirley holds a master’s degree and certificate of advanced graduate study in special education with focuses on students with learning and multiple disabilities from the University of Vermont. She finds it thrilling to teach students the keys to a literate life, and to provide professional development to teachers so they may also enjoy contributing to the growth of their students in the critical realms of reading and written language.