William Van Cleave:
Currently, William Van Cleave is in private practice as a teacher trainer and educational consultant. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented across the country on teaching strategies for students with language-based learning difficulties.
Since 1995, William has conducted presentations and workshops at a number of public and private schools and conferences around the country. He has trained teachers in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, written expression, morphology, and spelling strategies. Because of his high level of enthusiasm and energy, William particularly enjoys working with groups, whether it is visiting a school and sharing with its faculty or presenting at a national conference. His particular passions are written expression and morphology.
In 2004, William published the first edition of Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It, a reference manual for Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors. That publication was followed by a number of multisensory teaching materials.
During his career as a teacher, William tutored, taught literature and math, and held several administrative posts in the private school arena. He now tutors students using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
William received his B.A. in English and Women's Studies from The College of Wooster and earned his M.A. in English from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz.