Nancy Berodyn

Founder and company president, Nancy Berodyn, M.A.Ed., is the creator of all SnapBack Phonics instruction. She is an award-winning, experienced educator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration, Supervision, Curriculum Planning, and Instruction. Among other accolades, Nancy earned the title of “Teacher of the Year” 2008-2009 and is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 10th Edition, Vol. I, 2006. She has educated thousands of kindergarten through fifth-grade students in general education inclusionary classrooms as well as small group settings. In the words of administrators who have observed her instructional expertise, “Mrs. Berodyn takes her students on a journey of excitement and exploration” (Nulle, 2013), and “the achievement level of her students is very high” (Yennella, 2004). She has witnessed how SnapBack Phonics strategies have helped countless students learn to read and overcome difficulties. Nancy’s mission is to accelerate reading capabilities among beginning readers nationwide and to empower children of various learning styles and ability levels with strategies for success!

Answering the Call to Close Achievement Gaps in Reading

As President of SnapBack Phonics, Inc. and an experienced educator, my entire career has been devoted to closing achievement gaps and accelerating skills among children. This devotion is more than a passion. It is a mission, driven by deeply moving memories of transformation. I will always remember my first encounters with students like Mark, a …

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The Importance of Prekindergarten and Kindergarten, the Concerns of Learning Loss, and a Pathway Toward Acceleration

Skills taught in kindergarten are critical for achievement and success at foundational levels of learning, and public prekindergarten has proven to significantly increase the likelihood of successful experiences there and beyond (Haslip. 2018; Learning Policy Institute, 2019). That is why the federal government spends billions of dollars every year on programs such as Headstart, and …

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Poor Literacy Rates: Issues and Solutions

Poor Literacy Rates: Issues and Solutions Thirty-two percent of fourth-grade students scored in the below basic reading level of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (U.S. Department of Education, 2019, p.91). Additionally, The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (2017) reports that 1 in 5 individuals are dyslexic. The consequences of illiteracy and low …

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Poor Readers: Problems and Promising News

Poor Readers: Problems and Promising News Experts reveal that individuals with significant reading problems have basic deficiencies in storing and retrieving sounds (Vellutino and Scanlon, 1986). Leading investigators (Ackerman, Dykman, and Gardner, 1990; Jorm and Share, 1983; Sheperd and Uhry, 1993; Stanovich, 1985) further assert that the inability to store or retrieve phonological codes may …

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