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Our Team

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Executive Director, Founder and Passionate Advocate following the dream to empower
all kids to read.

Elenn Steinberg

Founder and
Educational Director

Elenn Steinberg is the founder and educational director for Every Child Reading. It is her long held commitment to serve students, parents and educators with education, information and support. In establishing this non-profit 501(C)(3) she is furthering her goal of supporting students with Dyslexia and all students who struggle with reading.

Elenn began her journey into the world of education and literacy sixteen years ago when the school informed her that her son was at risk for reading failure. At that point she had no idea that that journey would result in her becoming a passionate voice for students, a highly skilled reading interventionist, an advocate for families, consultant and a nationally known speaker in the areas of dyslexia, literacy, student self-advocacy and literacy legislation.

In her work as both a member of and the Co-Chair of the Colorado Special Education Advisory committee she was able to work with the Colorado Department of Education in various capacities including developing the Colorado Reading Summit and in the decision making process of the Response to Intervention implementation in Colorado. As a board member and then president  for six years, of the Rocky Mountain Branch of The International Dyslexia Association, Elenn built parent, family and educator programs that have received acclaim local and national acclaim.

In addition to a thriving tutoring business, she currently is a co-director of Orton Gillingham International with Ron Yoshimoto, an organization devoted to training classroom teachers, interventionists, special educators and parents in the Orton Gillingham approach to ensure that all teachers are prepared to teach all students to read. In her spare time she tutors students with dyslexia and advocates for families. She was a founding board member and Vice President of Advocacy of Literate Nation, a national organization dedicated to literacy for all students and is a founder of Decoding Dyslexia – CO. She is a committed participant on the Colorado Department of Education's Dyslexia Task Force.


Shane Baxter, Speech Language Pathologist / Educator

Shane Baxter is an east coast transplant to the Denver area from Baltimore, MD. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of MD and later a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. He is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Shane has worked as a speech language pathologist for 4 years in various public school settings in both Maryland and Colorado. Currently, Shane is a full time speech language pathologist in the Cherry Creek School District. Shane also provides private speech therapy and tutoring for students with various articulation, language, and reading difficulties.

​Shane enjoys working with students of all ages; supporting development of expressive and receptive language skills, literacy skills, writing, and social language skills. He has a strong passion and focus on the connection between language and literacy. He is a strong proponent of having more systematic and structured reading programs in place to support our students within the education system. Shane has both basic and advanced training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading.

 When Shane is not working as a speech language pathologist he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and Labrador retriever. He enjoys anything outdoors like playing sports, hiking, running, fishing, and snowboarding.

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Bekki Simko


Certified Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham,  Science of Reading/Learning, Dyslexia Specialist

Bekki Simko first connected with the Yoshimoto OG Approach after completing her B.A. in K12 Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Supporting opportunities for young people to build their literacy, critical thinking skills, and self-esteem is her area of passion. Filipino culture, writing, painting, and fiber arts are her areas of joy. 

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Haley Hulse


I will be graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from UNCO May 2022. I have completed both basic and advanced Orton-Gillingham international training. My passion for teaching has led me to this wonderful community here at Every Child Reading where it is our team's goal to help every student grow. I am an energetic, optimistic, and hard working individual that will do everything in my power to make sure your child’s experience here at camp is a positive one. I also am dyslexic and understand the whirl of emotions that follow not understanding something the first time around. I believe that when people compare mountains to educational challenges there is truth to it. Not just because of how hard one works during the climb, but because of how it feels like you can stand on top of the world when you overcome that challenge. I will meet you on whatever educational climb you are on this summer. Let’s conquer mountains together!

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Chantel Vogel


My name is Chantel, and I’m so excited to be working at camp this summer! I’m a former classroom teacher of 20 years, and currently private tutor for elementary aged kiddos. Literacy is my passion, and I have a knack for helping kids find their own love of reading. I have a MS in Literacy, and experience using OG in my classroom and with individuals, and man, it’s a game-changer for so many of my students. This is going to be a wonderful experience getting to have fun learning and growing with the kids!

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Kim Smith,


I'm Kim Smith. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's in Special Education.  I have been teaching mild/moderate needs students with Individual Education Programs for 10 years.  This will be my 4th summer at Every Child Reading!  I love teaching and finding the individualized instruction that will spark a child's interest and long-term love for learning!   When not teaching, you can find me walking, hiking, biking, or reading a really good mystery!


Check back to see our summer 2024 team!

Everyone is committed and hard working.  Our team of helpers never fails to support our students.

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Shaun Stubblefield


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Aubrey Rule


My name is Aubrey Rule, and this will be son Arlo and I's second summer with Every Child Reading.  We are so excited to be back!  I am a licensed teacher here in Colorado, with 7 years experience teaching 5th and 3rd grade.  I have been tutoring with Orton-Gillinham for the last two years, and am currently working on my Associates level practicum.  I tutor privately, and I also tutor with Westwood Reads, a program that provides tutoring for struggling readers in three low income schools here in Denver.  I'm passionate about helping kids read, and excited for another opportunity with ECR!


Engaging, expert, Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham intervention.


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Luke Krajcik-Factor


I am a Wisconsin native with a BS degree in Education from Marquette University and a MA in Special Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. I have taught as a special education teacher for 7 years throughout Denver Public Schools. I have supported students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. I am currently an elementary school interventionist supporting 2nd grade students in literacy and math. I am passionate about helping students achieve their goals and adapting learning environments so that all students can feel successful. For the past 4 years, I have been tutoring students through Every Child Reading using the Orton-Gillingham approach. I love seeing students overcome obstacles and develop love of literacy with the support of Orton-Gillingham practices. This will be my 4th summer at our Super Star Summer Camp. I am excited to continue being a part of this special and unique community, where students build life-long connections with peers and find a new-sense of confidence in literacy. When I am not teaching, you can find me spending time with our three dogs or working on our new fixer-upper home!


Shannon Burke


I am a Denver native with a BA degree in Spanish from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) and MA in Urban Education from the University of Denver.  I’ve taught as a teacher for 18 years; the past 10 years in Denver Public Schools.  I am currently an interventionist working with students in grades Kindergarten thru Fifth. Anyone who knows me would tell you how passionate I am about teaching and especially about helping the underdog! I have used my Associates Level Orton-Gillingham training for tutoring for the past 6 years and taught at the Super Stars Summer Camp for 4 summers. I’m excited to be part of this exciting experience again this summer!  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy gardening, taking walks in the park, watching live theater, traveling with my son and of course, spending time with my family and friends.

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