Wilson Language Training, Oxford, Massachusetts. Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.), Wilson Reading System® Level 1 Certification.
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Master of Education, Special Education. LBS 1 Certification, Pre K - Age 21.
Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. Master of Arts, School Leadership. Type 75 School Administration Certification.
Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. Master of Arts, Education. Type 09 Certification with Secondary endorsements in History, English, Political Science, Civics; Middle School endorsements in Language Arts, Social Studies.
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Bachelor of Arts, History.
A Teacher's Story
Wildwood Literacy founder and instructor, Paul M. Veugeler, M.A., M.Ed, is a Special Education teacher in Williamson County Schools, just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining WCS, he was a 23-year veteran in Chicago Public Schools. He was proud to serve as both a General Education and Special Education teacher on Chicago's north side since 2000. He taught Language Arts and Social Studies in grades 5, 6, and 8 for many years, and in 2013, joined the Special Education Department working with students in grades 3 through 7. He has extensive experience in both Resource Room and Inclusion Co-Teaching formats and is responsible for the development and implementation of IEP’s.
After a two-year practicum and intensive study, Mr. Veugeler completed Wilson Reading System® Level 1 Certification in January 2022 to become a Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner. He has seen first-hand the power of Wilson®, with amazing transformations in reading comprehension, test scores, and rising confidence in students. Frustrations that students have felt for years start to diminish once they realize, if taught the proper strategies, they can read sentences, and also understand more fully what they are reading. They can read. It doesn't have to be an endless struggle.
Reading is taught at the earliest stages of school because it is the foundation of learning -- the most important building block. A student needs to be able to read to learn all the other things -- math story problems, history, science and other course work. With each passing year without the right support, learning gets increasingly more challenging, and students can fall further behind. Having a language-based disability is very difficult, but there are strategies and interventions that can help. Wildwood Literacy offers that help.