Caroline McClelland

“I want my students to know that they are capable of doing anything they want. A learning disability does not define who they are or their capability of doing something.”

Role at Wright Psychology and Learning Center: 

Dyslexia Therapy Instructor using both the Barton and Orton-Gillingham method 

Favorite part of the job: 

I love helping children grow in a way that not only helps them develop as a student, but in every aspect of life. 

Past experience:

I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Mississippi College and am currently earning a Master’s Degree in Mississippi College’s Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Therapy Graduate Program.

Why I do what I do:

I want my students to know that they are capable of doing anything they want. A learning disability does not define who they are or their capability of doing something. I love showing kids they are as capable as anyone else in the classroom, maybe even more so. 

Favorite quote or mantra related to this line of work:

My philosophy on teaching is just helping students be the best that they can be. As a teacher, I’d like to see us get rid of the labels and the stigma that comes with them.

Family & free time:

I am the oldest of five children and mainly grew up in Owensboro, KY. I like to stay active and I spend my free time running. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. I’m also involved in my church and my faith is extremely important to me.