Orton Gillingham Reading Instructor

Dr. Deborah DeBisschop, EdD
EdD, Doctor of Education 

Deborah DeBisschop, EdD, is an educator, educational researcher, founder of the Reading Proficiency Project, Orton Gillingham reading instructor, and adjunct professor with 15 years of experience teaching and leading in prekindergarten – fifth grade. Deb’s doctoral dissertation explored and explained degrees of coherence between reading policy goals and institutionalized reading instruction practices in 16 small rural schools in northwest Connecticut. Her ongoing research agenda focuses on transforming ineffective reading instruction practices that make learning to read confusing and difficult.


Dr. DeBisschop has completed one year of training (100 hours) and one year of supervised practicum through the Children's Dyslexia Center (accredited by IMSLEC: International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) leading to certification as a Dyslexia Practitioner 1.


EdD, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education, 2020

MA, University of Saint Joseph, School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, 2013

BS, Charter Oak State College, Child Studies, 2010



Harvard Derek Bok Center of Teaching and Learning, Higher Education Teaching Certificate, 2019

International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, Teacher Certification, Pending

Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham, Whole Group Orton Gillingham Instruction, Basic and Advanced, 2015

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