Our Team

Elenn Steinberg

Elenn Steinberg is the founder and educational director for Every Child Reading.  It is her long held commitment to serve students, parents and educator 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 to read.


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.

Executive Director

Shane Baxter

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.

Speech Language Pathologist / Educator

Elizabeth Hudson

Elizabeth Hudson has been a Special Education teacher for 10 years in the Denver Public Schools system. She is trained in Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham and is Wilson certified. What she loves most about special education, is the analysis of her students’ needs and providing services to meet those needs. Elizabeth is also a 5th generation Coloradan, with her identical twin boys being 6th generations. She has been married for 22 years and she loves to read and hike.


Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw has been a teacher at Mrachek Middle School for ten years—seven years as a special education math co-op teacher and the last three years as a literacy intervention teacher for general education students. Terry was born in Texas, grew up in California, went to high school in the Philippines, and graduated with high honors from the University of Texas with an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology. After graduating from college, Terry moved to Germany with her new husband, Ken, who was an officer in the Army. While in Germany, Terry enjoyed escorting tours around Europe—her first of four careers. Traveling has always been a passion for Terry, and she has traveled in 35 countries and 47 states. After three years in Germany, Terry and her husband returned to the states and lived first in California, where her son, Austin, was born, and then in Texas, where her daughter, Mia was born. Terry’s second career was that of an active real estate broker in Austin, Texas. While selling real estate, Terry also attended and graduated from the University of Texas Law School. She practiced law for ten years. However, the hard work, determination and success of her own special needs daughter, Mia, prompted her to become a special education teacher ten years ago.  After several years of frustration watching brilliant students being left behind because they could not read, Terry spent her summers studying methods for teaching reading and became an advocate for dyslexic students; she enjoys tutoring and mentoring dyslexic students many hours per week after school. Terry is always trying to find ways to better meet the needs of dyslexic students within the public school system.


Shannon Burke

Shannon is 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. After living in different parts of the United States and Costa Rica, she returned to Denver in 2003 and began her teaching career. She has taught in English and in Spanish. Shannon has received training and certification in Guided Reading Plus, a reading intervention modeled after Reading Recovery and trained in Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham. Currently, she works during the school day as an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language), teaching students in grades kindergarten through fifth. She has tutored after school for the past three years with reading, writing, Spanish and math. When she is not working with her students, she enjoys gardening, road trips, and spending time with her teenage son and their golden retriever.

Lindsey Knickerbocker

​Lindsey has been an elementary school  teacher in the Denver Public Schools system for 5 years. She is trained in Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham and endorsed for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Lindsey loves being an educator and is amazed at all that she learns from her students each year, especially those with more diverse needs academically and social emotionally. She currently works as a 2nd grade teacher at a DPS full inclusion school. She is from California, but has been in Denver now for 11 years. She spends her free time with her husband and 8 month old daughter. Lindsey loves to garden, swim, and spend time with friends and family

Luke Krajcik-Factor

Luke is an energetic and passionate special education teacher in Denver Public Schools, working with 1st through 8th-grade students. Luke was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Packers!) where he graduated with honors from Marquette University, achieving his Bachelor of Science in Education and Political Science. He is currently pursing his master's degree in Special Education from the University of Colorado Denver. Before moving to Denver, Luke taught English Language Development in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa and with the Language Institute of the Americas (LIOTA) in Yucatan, Mexico. In Milwaukee, Luke served as a special education paraprofessional and later as a Kindergarten and 1st grade special education teacher at Brown Deer Elementary School. Luke fell in love with Denver and moved west after teaching 9th-grade writing teacher at Breakthrough Kent Denver. Luke found his passion in supporting students with dyslexia early on in his special education career after teaching a 6th-grade student with dyslexia who was unable to read independently. Through this experience, Luke has been striving to improve his literacy instruction as a special education teacher. He has become a member of the International Dyslexia Association, participated in an Orton-Gillingham training, and has implemented the Wilson Reader System in daily instruction throughout his literacy classes. Systematic and explicit instruction with ample multi-sensory connections are a cornerstone of Luke's instruction. Luke is excited to continue supporting students in their literacy growth over the summer with the Super Star Summer Camp! 

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