Our Passionate Directors
Ron Yoshimoto, M.Ed, M.S.W., Fellow of AOGPE
Ronald Yoshimoto, M.Ed, M.S.W., Fellow of AOGPE, is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham (OG) Practitioners and Educators. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of social work, education and dyslexia. He has been a social worker, counselor, teacher, educational diagnostician, principal, consultant and teacher trainer. Ron served as principal of ASSETS School, a private school for students with dyslexia and gifted children, for 18 years. Currently, he is employed as a consultant for Hawaii’s Department of Education. He also is director of OG therapy centers in Singapore and Hong Kong. A master trainer, he trains in Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, and the continental U.S. He is a former president of the Hawaii Branch of International Dyslexia Association and vice-president of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners.
Elenn Steinberg began her journey into the world of education and literacy 16 years ago when the school informed her that her son was at risk for reading failure. At that point she had no idea that that journey would result in her becoming a passionate voice for students, a highly skilled reading interventionist, an advocate for families, consultant and a nationally known speaker in the areas of dyslexia, literacy, student self-advocacy and literacy legislation.
In her work as both a member of and the Co-Chair for the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee, she was able to work with the Colorado Department of Education in various capacities including developing the Colorado Reading Summit and implementing Colorado’s Response to Intervention. Past president of the Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Elenn served as board president for six years building parent, family and educator programs that have received local and national acclaim.
Furthermore, she was the local chair of the 2005 national International Dyslexia Association conference and conference chair for Reading in the Rockies,(2004 – 2013), Colorado’s leading literacy conference addressing the needs of students with dyslexia and literacy challenges. She is a founding board member and Advocacy Director of Literate Nation, a national organization dedicated to literacy for all students, and served as Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the International Dyslexia Association. She works in private practice as an Orton-Gillingham tutor, fulfilling her goal of being the quality tutor she long sought for as a child.