•   Emelia
     Emelia Gidney
    Literacy Intervention Specialist
    Twitter:  @SLEGidney 
    (817)251-5750 ext. 3823
    Conference Time:  9:40-10:30
    Education:   Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary Studies - Midwestern State University - 1995
                          (Emphasis on Special Education)
                         Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Tarleton State University - 2008
                          (Emphasis on Reading)
    Certifications:   Reading Recovery Certification - Texas Womans University - 1998
                                Reading Specialist, Master Reading Teacher - 2008 
                                Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA) -2014
                                Certified Academic Language Therapist - 2015
                            Licensed Dyslexia Therapist - 2015 
    Educational Experience:     22 years in education
                                                   1 year in Wichita Falls Independent School District
                                                   21 years in Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
    About me:
    I've been married for 21 years and have lived all of those years in the Grapevine community.  I am blessed with two children.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading mystery/crime novels, practicing yoga, and attending my children's church, school, and sport activities.
    I have the best job in the world!  My hope is to inspire all my students to develop a love of reading and learning so they will grow up to become lifelong readers, lifelong thinkers, and lifelong learners!