-Dyslexia screening & remediation including our Dyslexia Educational Therapy Program.

-Reading & Spelling Tutoring, Assessments, and intervention

-Summer Literacy Camps

-Hybrid-homeschool program

Nessy's Teacher of the Year 2024 - Dyslexia Aware - Julie Herd - Reading Intervention Specialist

Teacher of the Year 2024 Winner - Dyslexia Aware

We are proud to have the leadership of our founder, Julie Herd.  She has been named Teacher of the Year 2024 - Dyslexia Aware!  She came in first place in the United States, and third place globally!

Reading Reach - Leadership and Staff

Julie Herd, M.Ed., RLLS

Founder, CEO, Reading Intervention Specialist

   Julie Herd is a credentialed Reading and Literacy Specialist  and a homeschooling mom. She has a Master's degree in Literacy and Reading Education as well as Orton-Gillingham training.  Julie is trained in identifying dyslexia and providing effective intervention.  She has been working in the field of education for 21+ years. She uses a structured literacy approach, which is effective for all students but essential for those with reading difficulties, including dyslexia.  Julie is a former Kindergarten classroom teacher and has held school administrative positions such as Education Coordinator and Home-Based Services Director.  Julie has a Child Development Permit at the highest level, Program Director. She also holds a CTE teaching credential in Child Development, with a Reading and Literacy Added Authorization. Julie has also completed the CA Dyslexia Initiative Dyslexia & Dysgraphia training. 
   Julie founded Reading Reach to widen the availability of structured literacy reading intervention services to striving readers, including those with dyslexia. Julie also wanted to provide alternative educational opportunities for homeschoolers by creating the homeschool pod. 
  Reading Reach is proud to be north county's literacy leader!  We provide evidence-based and/or research-based literacy instruction by highly qualified instructors. 

Reading Reach has been a licensed business since 2021. 

Matt Herd

COO, Reading Tutor

Matt is a homeschooling dad, a little league baseball coach, and an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor.  He has completed the dyslexia module at the UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning as well as the CA Dyslexia Initiative Dyslexia & Dysgraphia training.  

Lea Martinez, M.Ed.

Reading Tutor

Lea is a structured literacy trained teacher with a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. She has completed the CA Dyslexia Initiative Dyslexia & Dysgraphia training.

Board of Directors

Reading Reach Enterprises, Inc.

Julie Herd 
Matthew Herd
Blake Herd
Lynn Palmer
Roy Palmer
Brenda Faust

Legal ways to homeschool in CA.  

Reading Reach is a member of the Home School Legal Defense Association (If you have filed a PSA or have enrolled in a PSP, we recommend you join HSLDA and take advantage of our group discount code 301428). 

Download HSLDA's legal guide to homeschooling in California

Ways We Give Back!

We donate portions of our profits to support great causes!  Here are some organizations we make charitable contributions to: 
-Shadow Husky Rescue 
-Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan's Purse)
-Camp Pendleton Toys for Tots
-Let Them Learn
-One Print, One Tree
-Free books for children in the community!


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