Shellie Burrow Biography
Shellie Burrow has a BA in linguistics with minors in Audiology/Speech Language Pathology and Teaching English to Students of Other Languages. Shellie received a M.Ed. in reading, and completed Utah State endorsements for Reading and TESOL. In addition, she is licensed and currently practices as a Mild/Moderate Special Education Teacher. Finally, Shellie is a second-year student in the Language Therapy Program at Southern Methodist University in Plano, TX. She hopes to sit for the ALTA certification exam in the summer of 2012.
Shellie and her husband are the parents of six children, two of which are profoundly deaf and one who is hard-of-hearing. Fifteen years ago, she co-founded a state non-profit organization for families of children who are deaf, the Cued Language Network of Utah. In 2003, she founded a national non-profit organization, the Cued Language Network of America. In 2004, she was recruited to head the Testing, Evaluation, and Certification Unit, a non-profit organization that certifies and assesses individuals providing services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. She continues to head that organization at present.
Shellie has tutored and taught reading to a broad base of children with language-based disabilities for 14 years. She has had the opportunity to publish, teach, train, and evaluate throughout this period of time as she has served and worked with a variety of populations and disabilities in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Shellie and her husband, Mike, co-founded Foxridge Publishing, Inc. that produced and published Studies Weekly, a curriculum for elementary social sciences. They recently sold that enterprise to devote their energies to the field of reading and writing disabilities for children with language-based learning disabilities.