Carla McNeil

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Carla McNeil


BEd Dip T

My Experience

As an experienced and respected past principal, mathematics advisor, classroom teacher and parent of a Dyslexic teenager, Carla McNeil has not only asked herself “what can I do for these students?” She now knows why, how and what this looks like.

A thought leader in the implementation of evidenced based teaching and learning for dyslexic and dyscalculic students. Leading schools strategically to achieve excellence and equity for all is what Carla does and does well.

Carla has extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of evidence-based approaches and in facilitating through transformational change in the education system.

Receiving acknowledgement from the Minister of Education, presenting at various conferences both in New Zealand and Australia, attending the International Dyslexia Association conference, and gaining approval as an approved institution by the New Zealand Education Council, are a handful of her recent highlights. Learning Matters Ltd vision is to grow and influence the Awareness, Understanding, Empathy and Evidence-based Actions for all stakeholders. Described by many as being “Inspirational, Empowering, Motivational and Knowledgeable.”

Carla is the ideal thought leader to work alongside you and your team.

I talk about

Dyslexia, Early literacy difficulties identified, Reading Fluency.

The importance of Spelling, Advocacy, Interventions that make a difference.

Why decodable texts are necessary in every book room.

My key messages

● From Awareness to Action – developing evidence based senco systems

● Why Spelling is Telling

● Identification of early literacy difficulties – a screening tool

● Early Evidence Based Intervention

● What sits beneath reading fluency – why is this challenging for some

● What can I do for those students who are not progressing?

● Do our teachers understand why and how to explicitly teach these students?

Age group/s

Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary


I am avaliable during the day or evening

● Teacher only days

● Staff meetings

● Full day packages

Let’s not leave reading to chance. Contact Carla to discuss steps you can take to ensure every child is literate under your watch.

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