Sarah Dieck Mc Guire was born and raised in the USA. She attended Western Michigan University and went on to earn an honours Masters degree in Teaching, Special Education at the University of Charleston, S.C.,and this is where she fell in love with teaching children with dyslexia how to read. 


Sarah has been successfully teaching students with dyslexia how to read for twenty-three years, in the USA and in Ireland, in a range of settings. She says the best part of her job is seeing the children’s confidence and self-esteem soar as they begin to understand how to read and see that they have the capability to read.


Sarah now lives in beautiful Béal an Mhuirthead, (Belmullet), Co Mayo, in the west of Ireland, with her husband and two daughters. ​ 


Sarah has completed the Wilson Reading System Advanced Diploma and the Orton-Gillingham practitioner's course.

Sarah Dieck McGuire


Sarah Lumsden Watchorn has been teaching children with dyslexia for the past twenty-two years. A mum who loves nothing more than family time with her husband and three children in Greystones, Co Wicklow, Sarah is passionate about teaching reading. 


Sarah spent her childhood in Paris, and taught in NYC, two cities she holds close to her heart. Sarah earned her Masters degree in Special Educational Needs (M.Ed SEN) from University College Dublin.

Sarah has completed a degree in Montessori Education, the Wilson Reading System Advanced Diploma and the Orton Gillingham practitioner's course.


Sarah Lumsden Watchorn


About The Reading Academy

Let’s start reading together!


Our mission is to ensure that each child with dyslexia becomes a reader.


As both teachers and parents, we are passionate about the importance of helping struggling readers and children with dyslexia to be able to read fluently.


We understand deeply the challenges caused by low confidence and poor self-esteem in children who would like to be able to read more easily. This course is designed to help unlock their reading potential, and in turn help them access all areas of education.


This step–by-step program is designed for you to go at the pace of the learner, to ensure that they get to understand, practise and use their new skills each step of the way.

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