Meet Our Founder & Director

Carmen Flores came from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Houston, Texas many years ago and began her journey as a 3rd and 4th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies educator and Reading Specialist in Houston public schools. As she worked with students from different grade levels and cultural backgrounds, she could clearly see the overwhelming number of students who struggle to read; hence, the increasing need for specialized reading professionals. Carmen has proved over the years that early identification and intervention allow students to experience success in the classroom, and this rewarding feeling was the sign that prompted her to fulfill her long-awaited dream of establishing her own firm to help children, families, schools, and organizations alike succeed.
Carmen has a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy Studies from the University of Houston – Victoria and holds Texas certifications through the State Board for Educator Certification as an EC-8 Bilingual Generalist Educator and EC-12 Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. In addition, she has received extensive training in Dyslexia Intervention from the Region IV Education Service Center and Neuhaus Education Center, and provides this specialized service to identified students. As a life-long learner, Carmen is an active researcher and practitioner in her areas of interest which include: explicit instruction, neurodevelopment, language and literacy development, standards-based literacy instruction and assessment, metacognitive processes for reading comprehension, written expression development, and language-based learning disabilities.
Professional affiliations: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and International Literacy Association (ILA).

Some of the achievements Carmen experienced throughout her teaching career were:

  • Students who received systematic and frequent reading intervention increased, in average, 4 reading levels in one semester, and others have jumped 6, 7 reading levels in the same amount of time (one-year growth in just one semester).
  • In average, above 90% of the students who received reading intervention every fall semester reached grade level expectations and were dismissed from the service at the end of the semester
  • Met the “Exceeds Expectations” criteria in all former PDAS (currently T-TESS) domains on the last five years of practice.
  • Students new to the country were reading in English on a 1st grade level in just three months of intervention
  • Outstanding scores on Reading and Writing TAKS and STAAR tests; commended/advanced performance above 50% – significantly above state and district
  • Significant academic growth of ELL students in TELPAS, STAAR, English proficiency, academic vocabulary, and reading levels in one school year
  • 4th Grade Team Leader
  • Member of her former school district’s 4th grade Reading and Language Arts curriculum-development committee

A Man With Multiple Roles

Our company wouldn’t run as smoothly as it does if it wasn’t for the help and support of Arturo, Carmen’s partner in all aspects of life. Together they have formed not only a family, but a shared vision for the benefit and well-being of families and schools. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Engineering, six years of teaching experience in elementary schools, and ongoing experience in the business world, he juggles multiple roles at our firm that go from administrative tasks to financial reports including the ability to take part in school projects as a behavior mentor and coach. He believes that students with behavior issues, especially boys, need a good role model who can inspire them to find their path in life and become productive members of our society. With this commitment, Arturo lends a helping hand to make schools not only a place to achieve but also a place to love and give. We honestly say that this company wouldn’t be what it is without Arturo, and we thank him for being behind the scenes of our success.