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.

Past experience:

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.