Amy Halpert received her B.A. from Brown University, and holds a Master of Professional Studies in Elementary and Special Education. She is a certified elementary and special education teacher (1-6) in New York State, a Visiting Professor in the Literacy and English Education Department at Manhattanville College, and in the Literacy Department of the College of Education and Human Development at Sacred Heart University. Having spent significant time in schools throughout New York and Connecticut, Amy has profound perspective on general education, special education, integrated co-taught and resource room classrooms. She completed her student teaching in Greenwich and Westport, and has taught special education in Darien, Connecticut.


Amy is a Certified-Level Orton-Gillingham Practitioner through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham (OGA) and a certified Structured Literacy/ Dyslexia Specialist through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Amy has training in Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing & Verbalizing Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension and Thinking (V/V), and Lindamood-Bell’s Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech (LiPS).  She has training in Judith Hochman’s writing program (The Writing Revolution), Preventing Academic Failure Multisensory Reading Instruction (PAF) and literacy assessment. Amy engages in ongoing professional development and has attended workshops in early literacy and language development, syllabication, executive functions and study skills at the Windward Institute.


In addition to providing private tutorial services, literacy assessment and consultative services, Amy has extensive training in special education law and advocacy through William and Mary’s Institute for Special Education Law and Advocacy, and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.  She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. With the coronavirus creating unprecedented difficulty for students with disabilities, she has presented to parent groups and advocates on special education advocacy and measuring progress during a pandemic, and to teachers on topics aligned with the science of reading. Amy is a Connecticut Surrogate Parent who represents students with no identifiable parent or guardian in special education matters. Prior to her engagement in the field of education, Amy practiced corporate law in New York City. 


Amy is the parent of four children with very different learning profiles, who have inspired her interest and deep engagement in the field of education.



Amy is a member of the Orton Gillingham Academy, formerly known as the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, International Dyslexia Association, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Council for Exceptional Children, Learning Disabilities Association of America and the Reading League.