Reading in the Rockies 2019 – Our Speakers


We are very pleased to announce two of our national speakers!

Marilyn Zecher

Teacher, Nationally Certified Academic Language Therapist specializing in the application of O-G Multisensory Strategies for teaching Math, Study Skills, Reading & Language, Spanish and Content Area Subjects.

Ms. Zecher is a former classroom and demonstration teacher in an Orton-Gillingham based public school program. She holds a BA in education and a BA and MA in English.

In 2004, Ms. Zecher received her certification as an Academic Therapist specializing in multisensory mathematics and study skills. She helped to develop ASDEC’s Multisensory Mathematics programs that apply Orton-Gillingham instructional techniques to the teaching on mathematics. Ms. Zecher is a presenter at IDA, LDA, and the National Teachers of Mathematics national and regional conferences. She has trained both public and private school teachers as well as academic therapists in multisensory mathematics instructional techniques, handwriting, multisensory study skills and educational strategies for the gifted and talented dyslexic student.

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.

Wiley Blevins is an early reading specialist who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He has lived throughout the United States, South America and the Middle East. He has traveled to over 35 countries around the world. He taught elementary school in both the United States and an International School in Ecuador. Mr. Blevins has written and edited many phonics and reading materials. He was a former Editorial Director at Scholastic and McGraw-Hill. He is the author of best-selling titles such as A Fresh Look at Phonics, Phonics from A to Z, and Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades.


We are thrilled to have these superb speakers and more at Reading in the Rockies 2019!