Director of Academic Services
Diane Pellegrini is certified as a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), the accrediting body of the International Dyslexia Association. Shed has also earned recognition as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (2006). These credentials have prepared Diane to diagnostically teach students identified with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia, using a diagnostic, systematic, and sequential approach to intervention. Students will learn how to decode (read) and encode (spell) by understanding sounds and word structure. The Orton-Gillingham approach allows children diagnosed with dyslexia to improve in multiple areas, such as: phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.
Diane spent six years in the military before deciding that teaching was her passion. She completed her undergraduate work at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and completed a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Fayetteville State University. Diane has been an educator for about 25 years. She has taught in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. She currently holds a South Carolina teaching certificate in Learning Disabilities and Reading. Diane has taught most grade levels from K-12th grade and has worked with students with attentional issues, learning disabilities, and children on the autism spectrum.
Diane is a professional member of the following organizations: