Carolyn Dutton - Literacy Specialist
Carolyn graduated from Southwest Texas State University to teach special education in 1990. In '92 she was accepted into the Dyslexia Therapist Training Program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. During this two-year intensive training program she became passionate about literacy and helping all children achieve their highest potential as readers, students and ultimately, thriving citizens.
In 1994, she became a Certified Academic Language Therapist and moved to Denver. She obtained her Master's Degree in Special Education from Regis University, Denver and for 15 years enjoyed a wide variety of challenges and experiences as a Learning Specialist at The Children's Hospital. She worked with The Dyslexia Center as a therapist and volunteer for two years before joining Ben Franklin Academy in 2011. She is currently working to earn her certificate as a Qualified Instructor of teachers through the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center and is excited about her position as the adolescent literacy specialist.
Sarah Harrell - Literacy Specialist
Sarah Harrell graduated from the University of Colorado. After working with kids of all ages for several years in group homes and charter schools she become a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. She is currently working on moving up to the therapist level. Sarah received my Literacy Intervention Specialist certificate from The Dyslexia Center at Penrose-St. Francis in July 2010. She's been married for 13 years and has two great boys. As a family they love to ride bikes, go to the movies, play board games, snowboard, and travel. Sarah loves to read.
Courtney Berry - Literacy Specialist
Courtney is excited and looking forward to being a part of the Literacy Support team at BFA. Courtney is in the process of obtaining her Certified Academic Language Practitioner license through The Dyslexia Center at Penrose-St. Francis. She is passionate about helping students to become more confident readers. She is married with 2 children, both attending BFA. She has a very active family and enjoys all things outdoors. When not outside, Courtney can be found surrounded by family or reading a book. A few of her favorite things: running, cycling, swimming, skiing, cooking, movies, and playing games.
Carolyn F. Quinn - Literacy Specialist
Carolyn is thrilled to be a part of the Literacy team at BFA. Carolyn is in the process of obtaining her Certified Academic Language Practitioner license through The Dyslexia Center at Penrose-St. Francis. She was an Instructional Aide at BFA for the second grade since 2011. Carolyn earned her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has taught Spanish through an enrichment program to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, substituted in public and private schools, and worked in a childcare setting while in college. Before she had children, she worked the telecommunications industry as a network designer, manager and a corporate trainer.
During family time, she enjoys movie nights, baking, cooking, and sledding with her girls and husband. Carolyn's three daughters are BFA students.