About Vero Reading GardenOur Mission and Founder
Reading and writing is our focus for children grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Private and group tutoring sessions available. The Vero Reading Garden gives children the tools necessary to tap into that natural desire. Whether your child is struggling with reading, or you simply want to keep your child challenged, Vero Reading Garden can guide your child towards managing those challenges and teachable moments. Phonics is not the core of reading, but rather a component. Here at Vero Reading Garden, the focus is on the child. While focusing on each child’s interests, reading and writing is taught. The main components are phonological awareness, concepts of print, phonics, comprehension, word work, syllable segmentation, and much more! A holistic approach is used that is both developmentally appropriate and interesting to the child. You will be amazed at your child’s growth and eagerness to improve. Vero Reading Garden is a place where both parents and children delight!
Heather Reeb | Program Director
Ms. Reeb, program director and founder of Vero Reading Garden is an early childhood educator who is state certified and holds a Master’s degree in Education. With over 20 years of private tutoring experience, you can be sure that your child is getting the best support that every early reader needs.
Julie Dossantos | Teacher
Julie Dossantos enjoys teaching and serving as grade co-chair at Glendale Elementary School in Vero Beach. Julie feels grateful to have the opportunity to “help the rest” as the website/social media coordinator for her school as well. Julie graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville and is a National Geographic Certified Educator candidate. She was named Glendale’s Teacher of the Year and was also a School District Teacher of the Year finalist. Seeing others work hard to reach their goals gives her great joy!
Heather Moffatt | Teacher
Heather Moffatt is working on her 30th year as an educator. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Worcester State College, and also holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Framingham State College in Massachusetts. She began her career teaching in Maryland and then moved back to her “home state” of Massachusetts where she taught fifth grade and worked as a Principal and Assistant Principal for several years. Five years ago, Heather moved to Florida and has spent the past few years as a teacher at Glendale Elementary. Watching students get excited about learning and show growth with their confidence and skills is her most rewarding part about being a teacher!
Ashley Trimm | Teacher
Mrs. Ashley Trimm is a bubbly, kind, and amazing teacher with 15 years of teaching experience in third through fifth grade. After graduating from University of Central Florida, she came back to Indian River County and has taught at Osceola Magnet Elementary, Liberty Magnet Elementary, and is currently working as a third grade teacher at Citrus Elementary. She brings a ton of knowledge to the team! Mrs. Trimm works with students in grades 3-5 (group, private, and virtual sessions). Creating an encouraging atmosphere of confidence and success is her specialty! Students leave her sessions feeling more in tune with reading strategies that they can carry with them into their classrooms.