Neuhaus is closed today, January 18, due to inclement weather.

Teaching. Reading. Reaching.
Neuhaus Education Center is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting reading success.

Neuhaus Master Instructors


Mary Lou Slania, M.Ed., CALT-QI

Vice President of Professional Development
Mary Lou Slania

M.Ed. Texas A&M University, CALT, Master Instructor, B.A., Special Education, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio. Certified in Secondary Education. Twenty-five years of classroom experience including public and private schools in both resource and mainstreamed settings. Neuhaus Education Center since 1993.
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Rai Thompson, M.Ed., CALT

Assistant Director of Professional Development
Rai Thompson

M.Ed., University of St. Thomas. CALT, Qualified Instructor , B.A., Spanish and French, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Private and public school experience, twenty-two years. Former Education Specialist, Open Gates Dyslexia Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch. Former Board Member, The Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association. Trainer of Trainers Kindergarten Reading Academy, 1999. Neuhaus Education Center since 1996.
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Elisa Barnes, M.Ed., CALT-QI

Instructional Manager
Elisa Barnes
CALT. M.Ed, with specialization in Special Education, University of Houston. B.A., Home Economics, University of Houston. Certified in Special Education with an endorsement in Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic Students (Pre-kindergarten-12th grade). Special Education teacher, Houston Independent School District, Cage Elementary, seven years, Mark Twain, two years. Teacher of the Year, Cage Elementary 1999-2000. Received Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award, 1990. Neuhaus Education Center since 2000. 
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Sally McCandless, M.A., CALT-QI

School Liaison
Sally McCandless
CALT-Qualified Instructor, M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York. B.A., Anthropology, University of Arizona. Awty International School, seventeen years. Neuhaus Education Center since 1985.
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Linda Corbett, CALT, LDT

Professional Development Staff and Digital Learning Specialist

Linda Corbett

Linda Corbet has been with Neuhaus since 1995, and has over 20 years experience teaching and coaching reading.  She received a BS in Education from Western Michigan University.  Currently holds a position on the Professional Development Staff and is the Digital Learning Specialist and Social Media Manager.  She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (since 2000), and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist.  She previously served 12 years as Director of the Neuhaus Adult Literacy Program and was a practicing Dyslexia Therapist.

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Mary French, M.Ed., MRT, CALT

Mary French
CALT, M.Ed. Reading Specialist, Boston College. B.A., Elementary Education, Boston College. Classroom teacher, Reading Specialist, in Massachusetts and New Jersey for eight years. Dyslexia Specialist in Clear Creek ISD, Texas for twenty years. Neuhaus Education Center since 2006.
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Catherine Scott, M.Ed., CALT

Catherine Scott
M.Ed., Reading Specialist, University of St. Thomas. CALT. B.A. Psychology, Hendrix College, Conway, AR. Experienced classroom teacher in public school setting. Developed standards and practices for inaugural Dyslexic Intervention Program for public school, Dyslexic Intervention Coordinator in public school. Developed programming and curriculum for a private educational organization Coordinated volunteers for private educational organization. Neuhaus since 2008.
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