Catherine Scholl, a non-attorney educational advocate, is a consulting partner at Right to Read Advocacy, an agency that offers advocacy services, IEP coaching, informational workshops, e-learning courses, and educational resources for parents of dyslexic thinkers. She brings a unique and personal perspective to educational advocacy rooted in her extensive experience with Special Education, Individual Education Plans (IEP), and 504 processes. As a parent of two students with disabilities, a special education teacher, and an educational advocate, she has “worn the hat” of all team members, allowing her to knowledgeably participate in all sides of the education process.
Catherine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education. Additionally, she has multiple certifications, including Students with Disabilities (C-SWD) and Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist + Practitioner (C-SLDI). Catherine is CERI/IDA Certified and holds an Orton Gillingham Teacher Graduate Certification from Fairleigh Dickenson University (IMSLEC accredited). She is trained and certified to administer the complete academic evaluations necessary to identify strengths and weaknesses in a student’s learning profile.
As an educational advocate, Catherine assists families in navigating the special education process to help ensure that every student receives an equal and quality education that will set them up for academic and personal success. She also offers evaluation services to her advocacy clients. She is a member of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and adheres to COPAA’s Advocate Voluntary Code of Ethics.