Our Teachers

MRC Team

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Name: Natalia Canto, MEd 

MRC Executive Director

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education

Master’s Degree: Reading Specialist from Harvard University

Profession: Executive Director for Multisensory Reading Centers of Puerto Rico

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2011

Others: Certified as a Teacher Trainer in the Orton Gillingham methodology

 

Name: Maite Montaner 

MRC Pilot Program Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree: Literature and Language in English and Spanish from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2011

Other: Candidate for Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer

 

Name: Janice Brenes, MEd

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

Master’s Degree: School Supervision and Administration from UMET

Other: Candidate for Doctorate Degree in Curriculum Theory , Evaluation and Design UPR, Rio Piedras

Received Orton Gillingm’s Certification in: 2013

 

 

 

Name: Rebecca Carlos

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

Profession: 2nd grade teacher at Saint John’s School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2014

Other: Candidate for Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer

 

Name: Laura Amill Rosario, MEd

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

Master’s Degree: Special Education from the Universidad Central de Bayamón

Profession: 1st grade teacher at Robinson School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2011

 

Name: Janice González Cabassa

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

Profession: 1st grade teacher at Robinson School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2011

Others: Certified Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer 2016

 

Name: Carmen Acevedo, MEd

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education from Universidad de St. Thomas Aquino

Master’s Degree: Special Education from Framingham University

Profession: Elementary School Teacher at Saint John’s School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2012

 

Name: Jessica Purcell

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education K-3 from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Profession: Kindergarten teacher at Saint John’s School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2014

 

Name: Carol Crespo

Bachelor’s Degree: BA in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey & BA in theology from the Latin American Seminar in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Others: Completed required education courses from the Red Universitaria de Puerto Rico; and education courses funded by the National Writing Center in Sagrado Corazón.

Profession: Teacher at Robinson School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2012

 

Name: Jacquelyn Pedley, Med

Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology and Sociology from Fairfield University

Master’s Degree: Early Childhood Education from Boston College

Profession: 1st grade teacher at Saint John’s School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2016

 

Name: Gabriella Centeno

Bachelor’s Degree: Spanish B.A. and TEFL Certification from the University of Central Florida

Profession: 6th grade teacher at Saint John’s School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2016

 

Name: Mayra G. Delgado

Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education k-3 from the University of Puerto Rico

Profession: 3rd grade teacher at Pathways Program, Robinson School

Received Orton Gillingham’s Certification in: 2016

 

Name: Ely Anne Valls, MEd

MRC Officer Admin

Bachelor’s Degree: School of Management, Marketing and Human Resources from Boston University

Master’s Degree: Early Childhood Education from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico