Meet Our Experts:

Name: Stephanie Tsapakis, MA

Focus: Dyslexia Intervention

Years of Teaching: 13

Favorite Subject: Reading & Math

Hobby: Photography

Inspirational Quote:  

"A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers" - Hellen Keller

Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

International Dyslexia Association 

Texas EC-6 Generalist

Texas Education Agency

Hi there! I'm Stephanie Tsapakis, owner and founder of The LD Expert, LLC. I'm excited you're here! I have been teaching students with Learning Differences for 13 years.  I earned my Master's degree in Educational Psychology from Kent State University, and I am also a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner through the Wilson Reading program. I love combining the best parts of in-person instruction with today's technology to deliver quality instruction and intervention virtually. 

I have the divine privilege of being a mom to two beautiful girls, so I understand a parents desire to see their child succeed academically. 

Sharing the knowledge and skills I have acquired to meet the specific needs of LD learners is my passion - and I look forward to getting to know you and your student! 

Name: Chelsea DiMarzio, CCC

Focus:  Dyslexia Intervention and Speech Services

Years as a Speech Pathologist: 7

Favorite Subject: Science

Hobby: Baking

Inspirational Quote:  

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." - Unknown

Speech-Language Pathologist

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Hi! I'm Chelsea DiMarzio and I am a speech language pathologist that has been serving students through telepractice since 2014.

I have Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Communications from Walsh University and a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Akron. 

I love working with and advocating for students, especially those who struggle with language and literacy. I deeply believe that words matter, and that the personal relationship with each student, family, and school team is the key to building up that student's confidence in his or her ability to work hard and tackle big challenges. 

I've been fortunate enough to work with hundreds of students in various school systems across the country through telepractice. This experience has helped me better understand the real challenges our students face, but also to see the very big potential each student has when they know the people closest to them believe in them. 

Name: Amanda Capone, MA

Focus:  Dyslexia Intervention

Years as a Teacher: 11

Favorite Subject: Reading & Science

Hobby: Reading

Inspirational Quote:  

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!” - Dr. Seuss

Special Education Teacher

New Jersey Department of Education

Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

International Dyslexia Association

Hi! I’m Amanda Capone, and I am so excited to be a part of the LD Expert Team! I have been teaching students with various differences for 11 years in both elementary and middle school. I earned my Master’s degree in Special Education from St. Joseph’s University, and I am also a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner through the Wilson Reading program. Teaching is one of my passions, and I love being part of a student’s journey to self-confidence and pride.  This passion has grown significantly since becoming a mom to my two sons.  I want to be the type of teacher any parent and child would feel comfortable with. Being trusted with a person’s most precious gift is what drives me to continue educating myself and to never stop looking for ways to reach my diverse learners. 

Name: Kelly Carone, M.Ed.

Focus:  Dyslexia Intervention & Testing

Years of Teaching: 4

Favorite Subject: Reading & PE

Hobby: Running

Inspirational Quote:  

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of telling the world who we are.” -Mr. Rogers

K-12 Special Education

Tennessee Department of Education

Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

International Dyslexia Association

Hi! I’m Kelly Carone and I am so grateful to be a part of the LD Expert team! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Developmental Psychology and my Master of Education Degree in Instruction & Learning, both from the University of Pittsburgh. I am also a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner through the Wilson Reading System. I’ve worked as a special education teacher in a variety of school settings- early on in my career, I discovered a deep passion for structured literacy interventions. It is such a privilege to see students’ confidence grow as they put in the work to unlock skills that impact their daily lives so heavily. My goal is always to be a resource and advocate for students and their families, and I am so excited to be doing this work with LD Expert!

Name: Rhonda Green, MA

Focus:  Subject Specific Tutoring

Years of Teaching: 26

Favorite Subject: History

Hobby: Cooking

Inspirational Quote:  

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin

Permanent Teacher

New York Education Department

Hi, my name is Rhonda Green, and am excited to be working with LD Expert.  I have been teaching students of all ages and abilities for the past 26+ years in both the private and public sector.  I have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Mt. Mary University, and my Master of Arts degree from the University at Albany. 

Quickly in my teaching career, I found my passion and niche for teaching students with LD at all levels.  As a mom of 2 sons with LD diagnoses ( ADHD and dyslexia), I understand the complexities of being a parent of children with LD.  When you combine those experiences as a parent with those of  a teacher who loves to teach this population…you a get me, a teacher who loves to go the extra mile to make sure every child builds not only their academics, but also their self-confidence. 

Name: Cindy Myers, MA

Focus:  Dyslexia Intervention

Years of Teaching: 30

Favorite Subject: Lang. Arts/History

Hobby: Reading

Inspirational Quote:  

“Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at
different times.” - Unknown

Reading Specialist

New Jersey Department of Education

Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

International Dyslexia Association

Hello! My name is Cindy Myers, and I am so excited to be a part of the LD Expert Team! I have a B.S. in Special Education/Elementary Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University of Portland, Oregon, where I also became a reading specialist. I am also a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner through the Wilson Reading program since 2006. I had been teaching special education for 30 years in the same school district. Although I recently retired, I wanted to continue to teach children the joy of reading, because reading is my passion. Helping students learn how to read is very rewarding to me!

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