Carmen Cantrell, M.S.
“My skills as a speech therapist mesh well with the skills necessary to be a tutor for students with dyslexia.”
Role at Wright Psychology & Learning Center
Dyslexia Therapy Instructor/Certified Barton Tutor
Favorite part of the job:
My favorite part is watching my students gain confidence and pride in their abilities to read and spell.
I worked in public schools or 21 years as a speech-language pathologist and special education coordinator. I have a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Louisville and earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Why I do what I do:
After more than two decades working in public schools helping children with learning differences, becoming a Barton tutor was the perfect next career. My skills as a speech therapist mesh well with the skills necessary to be a tutor for students with dyslexia.
Favorite quote or mantra related to this line of work:
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain
As I work with students in areas that are difficult for them, I remind myself that kindness is one of my most important tools.
Family & free time:
My son, Ryan, is a 1st Sgt in the United States Marine Corps. He has 2 sons and is currently stationed in North Carolina. I have enjoyed visiting him at his various bases including Virginia, Florida and California. My daughter, Heather, is a pharmacist. She has 2 sons and lives in Indiana. I enjoy spending time with her family, especially my 5 1/2 and 9 year old grandsons! Favorite activities with them include reading, playing games, working puzzles and making cookies!
I am an active member of my church including worship, Bible study, fellowship, and committee membership. I also enjoy reading; especially historical fiction, biographies and professional articles.