Joy Short

Joy is the Director and Founder of NOCO Dyslexia Center. She is a certified Barton Reading Tutor and has been certified to screen kids and adults with suspected dyslexia. She teaches workshops on Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD for parents and teachers across Northern Colorado.


Joy has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Education, specializing in Reading Intervention. She taught infants through third grade for 10+years. She was trained and worked as an Applied Behavioral Therapist for kids on the autism spectrum.  She and her husband have one son, who was recently diagnosed with dyslexia and is enjoying great success with the Barton program. Joy enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and hiking.

Kathy Hall

A little about me: Watching your child learn to read and spell is so exciting! I began teaching Remedial Reading in 1975 and have continued teaching most grades since then. In 1984, my husband and I began a residential ministry helping troubled teens where I was the School Administrator. We retired and moved from New Mexico to Fort Collins in 2016, upon which time I began tutoring here at NOCO Dyslexia Center. 

Amy Weits

Grace Audi

A little about me: I previously taught special education and academic intervention for about 15 years, most recently at St. John the Evangelist in Loveland. I have completed a two-year certification including practicum from the Dyslexia Training Institute, and I am LOVING tutoring students using the Barton system after joining NOCO Dyslexia Center in October 2018.

Lauren Foerster

A little about me:  I am currently a student at CSU studying International Studies with a focus on Asia, and I have just finished my second year. I have a passions for languages like Japanese, and I also enjoy both creating and listening to music, and creating art. I joined the NOCO staff last summer and have really enjoyed working with my students over this past year.

Naomi Wright

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Lana Yost

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Lydia Tillman

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