Our school program staff members are dedicated to helping our students learn and grow in a positive and engaging environment. All staff members are extensively trained in the academic intervention techniques employed in the school program and are able to differentiate between skill levels within the small group format. Our staff is also instrumental in developing the school curriculum, giving them an in depth knowledge of the curriculum content.
Founder and Director
Gloria Jones Ellis, M.A.
Gloria holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. She has spent over 15 years in classrooms, clinics, and special education settings working with students who struggle with learning. She also possesses extensive assessment training in the fields of education, psychology, and neuropsychology, and over a decade of experience and success with academic intervention. Gloria is the creator of the Lighthouse Reading Solution™.
School Services Coordinator
Jamaica is pursuing her Master’s of Science in Educational Psychology at Capella University and holds degree’s in Biological Anthropology and World Religions from UCSD. She has a diverse background teaching children of all ages in a variety of settings and brings a wealth of experience to her work from teaching Elementary and Special Education and substituting in the Ojai Valley School District. She is passionate about working with students in the areas of reading comprehension, fluency and accuracy, written and verbal expression, and critical thinking.
Jamie has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from University of California, Santa Barbara and a teaching credential in Special Education from California State University Monterey Bay. She worked with children for over five years as a special education teacher and as a tutor before coming to Lighthouse Learning Solutions.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in both Elementary Education and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a background in working with children in and out of the classroom in addition to her time spent teaching and tutoring in the U.S. and abroad. She is passionate about helping her students gain confidence and to work toward their full potential.