Teton Reading Intervention, under the direction of certified reading specialist Francis Lunney, provides specialized academic instruction as well as educational assessments for students struggling with reading, writing, spelling and other language-based skills in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the surrounding communities. We strive to help students struggling with language-based learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia, after assessing their specific needs. We also frequently work with students who have not yet been assessed but are not receiving the intervention services they need to succeed in school.
About Reading Specialist Fran Lunney
Fran Lunney has been working with struggling readers in K-12 in private and public schools for over 25 years. He spent the first 12 years of his career as an Orton-Gillingham reading and writing teacher in private schools for dyslexic students including the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont; the Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts; and the Rawson-Saunders School in Austin, Texas. Fran also has many years of experience working in summer programs for dyslexic students such as the Pine Ridge Summer School in Williston, Vermont and Durango Mountain Camp in Durango, Colorado. In 2000, he co-founded and directed the Shoshone Summer Camp, an Orton-Gillingham based program for dyslexic students, in Cody, Wyoming.
After his work as a private school reading teacher and a stint as a research teacher for Dr. Maryanne Wolf at Tufts University’s Center for Reading and Language Research, Fran embarked on a 17-year career teaching in Massachusetts public schools. He is a certified K-12 reading specialist and middle school English teacher (5-8). He’s earned a master’s degree in the science of teaching English (M.S.T.) from the University of New Hampshire and a Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.) in teaching reading from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Before relocating to Jackson Hole, WY, he directed the Response to Intervention (RTI) Reading Program at Manchester Memorial School in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA for 7 years.
In addition to teaching students, Fran is a teacher trainer. He is a national trainer for Reading with TLC/Lively Letters program. He has also trained teachers in the “Reading Academy” workshop developed by Dr. Chris Parker of Ideal Consulting Services in Westport, MA. This course instructs elementary school teachers in ways to improve their instruction in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics and reading fluency.