Joelle Nappi is a Dyslexia Therapist and Special Education teacher in the Freehold Township School District, in New
Jersey. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Delaware and is a Level II Certified
Wilson Reading Instructor and WRS Trainer Intern. She teaches Structured Literacy intervention to students at all grade levels and has
provided literacy support to hundreds of students and teachers in her 20+ year career.
Joelle is a passionate advocate for students with dyslexia and their families, as well as the use of evidence-based literacy practices to
prevent the impact of reading difficulties. Joelle is trained in various methods such as the Wilson Reading System, Just Words,
Visualizing and Verbalizing, Framing Your Thoughts and others.
Joelle has served on her school’s I&RS team from 2012 to present. She also served as an elected member of the Board of Education in her
hometown of Matawan, NJ.
Joelle is a past presenter for her district as well as for various organizations such as Learning Ally, Edweek, NJEA, and Decoding
Dyslexia NJ on topics ranging from early literacy, dyslexia, assistive technology for reading and spelling, and the social-emotional
impact of dyslexia in the school setting. Joelle is a Master’s Degree candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University.