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My Name is Lisa Danielson.  As a child, I played school and very carefully created my own worksheets, I babysat, and I taught piano lessons throughout high school.   Today I am a wife, a mother, and a licensed elementary teacher.  In 2000, my husband and I adopted a child with special needs.  Because of her significant issues and the lack of resources, I chose to leave my business career and stay home to parent my child. It was heartbreaking to watch her struggle on a daily basis! As she grew, it became increasingly clear that I needed those resources that were seemingly unavailable, I decided to go back to school to earn my teaching license from the St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have a BA in Piano Performance: pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Most recently, I have earned a MA in Special Education from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Additionally I have extensive training in Orton-Gillingham and The Wilson Reading System.  I have been in private practice as a Reading coach  since 2007.  I completed my OG certification in 2018.