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Dyslexia Program

Paris ISD Dyslexia Program:

  • Take Flight:  A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The curriculum was designed for use by academic language therapists to enable students with dyslexia to achieve and maintain better word recognition, reading, fluency, reading comprehension and aid in the transition from a therapy setting to a “real world” learning. Take Flight contains five components of effective reading instruction: Phonemic awareness, Word strategies, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension.
  • Reading by Design:  Reading by Design is a systematic, multisensory approach aligned with research-based practices for developing literacy.  This program was developed by ESC Region 4.

Parent Training Resource

Paris ISD Dyslexia teachers hosted a virtual parent training session in November 2021.  If you were unable to attend, or would like to review the information shared, please click the link below.  For additional questions, please feel free to contact your child’s Dyslexia teacher using the contact information below.



Dyslexia Handbooks

Paris ISD Dyslexia Teachers:

Dandria Hughes, Dyslexia Therapist, CALT, LDP (Currently Training)
Aikin Elementary and Crockett Intermediate
903.737.7443 – Aikin
903.737.7450- Crockett

Traci Shoemake, Dyslexia Therapist, CALT, LDP
Crockett Intermediate School and Aikin Elementary
903.737.7450 – Crockett
903.737.7443- Aikin

Marsha Oats, Dyslexia Therapist, CALT, LDP
Justiss Elementary and Paris Jr. High School
903.737.7458 – Justiss
903.737.7434- Paris Jr. High

Kristi Garrett, Reading by Design
Justiss Elementary
903.737.7458- Justiss

Kathy Kee, Reading by Design
Aikin Elementary
903.737.7443- Aikin Elementary


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Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484

Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

Submit from App
SchoolMessenger Quick Tip app is available for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play). Download SchoolMessenger Quick Tip App. When launching the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the school district code. The school district code is paristx.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!

Opt-in for District & Campus Text Messages

Step 1: Your cell phone number must be on file at your child’s school.

Step 2: Text “YES” to 67587

For help information, text “HELP” to 67587.

To opt-out at any time, text “STOP” to 67587.

Message & data rates may apply.

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