Cheryl Urbanczyk

Learn Literacy
Cheryl is a dyslexic parent, literacy advocate, and an expert in Orton-Gillingham and Structured Literacy.
canada, mississauga, ontario
advocacy, educational-therapist, educator, speaker, trainer
advocacy, literacy, training


Cheryl Urbanczyk has over twenty-five years in the education profession.  She has been a teacher and administrator in both public and private schools in the US and Canada.  Currently, Cheryl is a vice-principal in the Ontario public school system.  When she found out her daughter is dyslexic, Cheryl started her own journey to learn Orton-Gillingham.  This led to founding her platform “Learn Literacy” where she tutors students, advocates, trains teachers and promotes literacy as a human right.



  • Degree | Union College, BS, 1991
  • Degree | State University of New York, MA, 1993


  • Postgraduate Professional Teaching Certificate, State of Virginia, USA
  • Ontario College of Teachers, Ontario Canada
  • Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, Center for Effective Reading Instruction / International Dyslexia Association

Training & Professional Development

  • Fellow-in-Training, Orton-Gillingham Academy


Papers, Workshops & Webinars Presented

  • Race, Class, Reading – ONBIDA
  • OG & CRRP – a presentation for April 2022 Orton-Gillingham Conference

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