Stellar Academy is a diverse collection of education professionals, working with students, experiencing symptoms of dyslexia, to teach strategies, discover and develop strengths, and foster classroom success. Each teacher at Stellar Academy (and several of the support staff) has completed intensive postgraduate work in the Slingerland® approach. Together we strive to unlock the door of language for our students.
We are educators specializing in helping
students unlock the door of language. Our
expertise in teaching students strategies
and nurturing their strengths to navigate
around weaknesses, along with specialized
instruction, all work together to increase
classroom success. Our intended result is
students who become productive citizens
of our community.
Head of School
Graduated from SJSU with a BS in Business, but soon learned that education was her true calling. She then completed her Multiple Subject Credential and for the last 22 years has been in education as a classroom teacher and as an educational leader. Education is the silver bullet and she plans on spending the rest of her professional life advocating for children.
Has over 10 years in customer service experience. She enjoys interacting with other people and helping them. Brenda likes working with numbers and has experience with managing finances. This is her dream job because she gets to combine her love of customer service with her interest in finances and accounting.
Teacher : Grades 2-3
Mrs. Romo has worked with Stellar since 2015 as a tutor, Summer School teacher, Slingerland instructor and now primary teacher. She holds a BA in Graphic Arts, Multimedia from CSUH, holds Slingerland Level 1, Slingerland Screening, was trained in Making Math Real Kindergarten.
Middle School Teacher
Mrs. Roberts has taught at Stellar since 2006. Prior to Stellar, she taught at the California School for the Deaf for 14 years. Mrs. Roberts is fluent in American Sign Language. She holds a MA and a special education credential along with a California teaching credential, extensive Slingerland training, and Making Math Real training.
Has a BS in Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego. She did her Single Subject Credential with St. Mary’s College of Moraga and taught high school science for 5 years before pursuing Early Childhood Education. She is excited that the Next Generation Science Standards encourage DOING more than reading science.
Marlene Castillo has worked at Stellar since 2002. She holds a BA in Social Science from San Jose State University. She is an instructor for language Arts, reading and math. Marlene has been a private tutor for students with dyslexia for 17 years.
Holds a BA (Hons) from Monash University and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the Australian National University. Iin 2017 she completed her Level 1 Slingerland certification. Melinda has tutored for the Tutoring Center and taught Summer School and is passionate about finding ways to engage with every individual student and light their fire for learning.
We are accepting applications for the school year 2019 - 2020.
If you are not sure if your child is eligible, get screened! Fill out the request form and our office will get back to you within a day to schedule your visit.