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Angela Williams

Founder –  MAT, CALT

Angela Williams is the owner and founder of Away with Words. Angela is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and a Reading Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in teaching.  

Angela has spent the last 8 years providing early intervention to children Pre K-2nd grade and has provided over 1000 hours of dyslexia therapy to individuals. She sits on the board for the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) - Rocky Mountain Chapter and the board for the ALTA Charitable Foundation.

Angela holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Canada and a Post Graduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Plymouth in England.  She completed her Master of Arts in Teaching as a  Dyslexia Specialist through Colorado College in Colorado.  

Angela is passionate about providing every child the opportunity to be academically successful regardless of learning style or academic challenges.

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Dyann Powell


Dyann has lived in Colorado with her family for over 25 years. She has worked with children with dyslexia for nearly 10 years, including her youngest daughter. Dyann has a masters of teaching in dyslexia from Colorado College and she is a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is currently working on becoming a CALT-QI. Recently, she was appointed as the Dyslexia Expert for the state of Colorado to serve on the Colorado Department of Education's Dyslexia Working Group. Dyslexia and literacy are her passions and she is excited to serve in these roles. 

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Valerie Stokes


Valerie is a Certified Academic Language Therapist through ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association), a dyslexia specialist, and holds her Reading Specialist certification through the Colorado Department of Education. She has over 30 years in combined experience as either a classroom teacher, private tutor, homeschool parent, or dyslexia therapist. She has spent the last seven years providing therapeutic instruction to young children, teens, young adults, and adults.


Valerie received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading development from Metropolitan State University in Denver. She later completed her Master of Arts in Teaching through the Dyslexia Specialist/Literacy Interventionist program at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 


When two of Valerie’s own children presented with learning challenges, she worked tirelessly to find the support and help they needed. Valerie is deeply committed to building skillsets and competencies in children before any sense of failure sets in. She believes that all children can and will learn to read and write with proper instruction and patience. She comes with a deep and empathetic understanding for parents who have children whose learning needs are different. She knows the way through and can offer hope as her own children are all college graduates who are successful in their own adult life and careers.


She is passionate about literacy and learning and is excited to work with your child. 

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Meg O'Toole

Educational Tutor

Meg discovered her passion for literacy education through the intense academic struggles of her own daughter. Meg believes that all children should have access to becoming the best reader and writer they can be, no matter what their learning style or challenges they may face. 

Meg is currently pursuing a degree in educational studies, with focus on mild/moderate special education. She has also completed several intensive courses including "Overcoming Dyslexia' (offered through Yale University:), "The Scientific Principles of Reading Instruction"(offered through Kendore Learning) and most recently, completed studies to become a Subscriber Member of the Orton Gillingham Academy.

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