North Carolina Chapter
In service to our community, we build awareness in the field of dyslexia by providing professional development and community outreach through our expertise and leadership.
We are dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities that promote the professional growth of our members. Events are worth continuing education hours (CE) to use towards ALTA membership requirements.
Find a North Carolina Professional
Our members are made up of individuals with the CALP, CALT, ICALP, or CALT-QI distinction. Find an ALTA-certified professional in your area that represents the highest quality services to those individuals with dyslexia.
ALTA-NC is made up of therapists and practitioners dedicated to providing rigorous evidence-based multisensory structured language education (MSLE) therapy to individuals with dyslexia. Meet the leadership team.
Candi Sellers, M.Ed., CALT-QI
Candi Sellers has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor with ALTA, Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist with CERI, Instructor of Therapy with IMSLEC, and an NC licensed teacher. She is passionate about helping families and professionals find the tools and measures needed to support all learners, specifically those with learning differences. As a lifelong learner herself, serving with ALTA-NC allows her to grow, lead, and spread awareness. Candi represents the western portion of NC.
Rachel Ward, M.Ed., CALT
Rachel Ward is the founder and lead therapist at 20Percenters. She has a B.S. in psychology from Columbia International University and holds an M.Ed. in Dyslexia Therapy from Mississippi College. Rachel is a nationally Certified Academic Language Therapist through ALTA of which she is the founder of the NC Chapter. She has 5 years of classroom experience and over 10 years working with students who struggle with dyslexia. Currently, she is in the middle of QI (Qualified Instructor) training through LEAD in Dallas, Texas. Rachel represents the central portion of NC.
Carrie Erb, M.Ed.
Carrie Erb is a twenty-year veteran of Buncombe County Schools. She has taught first, second, and third grades and is now a Reading Intervention Specialist with Buncombe County Schools. Carrie attended Appalachian State University where she graduated in 2002 with a degree in Elementary Education. She graduated from Montreat College in 2010 with a master’s degree in Elementary Education. In 2006 and 2016, Carrie earned her National Boards in the early childhood generalist category. In 2019, she acquired a K-12 Reading certification on her teaching license to become a reading specialist. Carrie joined the OG family in 2017 after attending training and certification through the Key School in Asheville, NC. She became a member of ALTA in 2017. Carrie became an Associate level member of OGA in 2020. She has had the privilege of serving as a language coach for two summers at the Key School. Carrie is an Asheville native and enjoys life in the mountains with her husband and two daughters. Carrie represents the western portion of NC.
Amy Mewborn, CALP
Amy Mewborn graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She began her OG training in 2016 at the Key School in Asheville, NC. Amy became a Certified Academic Language Practitioner with ALTA in 2017 and is currently working on her CALT credentials. She is also a member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Certified Level and a Clinical Supervisor on the training team of Key Learning Center at Carolina Day School. Amy has greatly enjoyed serving the past three summers as a Language Coach at Key School. She is dedicated to working with students and families challenged with language-based deficits in her community. Amy represents the eastern portion of NC.