About the Presenter
Donell Pons, M.Ed. & Laura Axtell, M.Ed.
Donell Pons, M.Ed., earned a dual master's degrees in Education and Teaching from Westminster College along with a certification in Special Education. She is also a tutor in several Orton-Gillingham based reading programs and a certified dyslexia screener and consultant. Pons currently sits on the board of Decoding Dyslexia Utah and works at the University of Utah Reading Clinic.
Laura Axtell, M.Ed. has master’s degrees in special education and counseling and has worked in K-12 regular and alternative education in the U.S. and internationally, served as a community college instructor, and conducted training and workshops in diverse settings around the world. She currently serves as an Educational Specialist/Trainer with Reading Horizons and is the host of the educational podcast, Podclassed.