Dr. Charlene A. Wrighton taught special education for 21 years as an L.H., SDC and Resource Specialist Program teacher before leaving full time to continue the development of the Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program. She was a mentor teacher for the Tri-county Consortium Special Education Department in Sonora/Calaveras and Angel’s Camp; She was voted Teacher of the Year for the Tri- county Consortium Special Education Department. Dr. Wrighton was awarded the Excellence in Service for Tuolumne County; As the author of Zoo-phonics Program, Dr. Wrighton won Learning Magazine’s Excellence in Classroom Products Award for Preschool in 2011 and Excellence in Classroom Products for Kindergarten in 2013. Dr. Wrighton is the Director of the Safari Learning Academy where all students are included and learn through the Zoo-phonics Program.
Dr. Char Wrighton Dr. Charlene A. Wrighton 995 Morningstar Dr., Suite B Sonora, CA 95370 209-536-4926; 800-622-8104 firstname.lastname@example.org www.zoo-phonics.com
Presentation: “Kids Love to Move! Kids Must Move to Learn!” The Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program is a developmental, sequential and comprehensive, phonics- and literature-based language arts program for early and primary education: toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten and first grade, as well as for various ages of English Language Learners and Special Needs students. Its methodology brings neuroscience into the classroom – knowing how children learn is quintessential to mastery. Zoo-phonics is Common Core Aligned, Preschool and Head Start Guidelines aligned.