DR. KINDERVATER AND
THE PHONICS IN MOTION FAMILY

MEET OUR FOUNDER, TERRY KINDERVATER, Ph.D.

As Dr. Kindervater completed her Ph.D., she formally developed the Phonics in Motion© system that links the learning of sounds with visual and tactile motions. The PIM system invites children to engage in learning through dynamic experiences and teaches literacy skills through routine and repetition.

Dr. Kindervater presents around the country about the results of the PIM system on student literacy. She currently teaches the PIM system to teachers, parents, and school districts offering presentations, training sessions, and professional workshops. Teachers report excitement about the engagement of their children in reading and writing and their amazing progress. 

Dr. Terry Kindervater spent four decades teaching in preschools, elementary schools, and universities.

She began her career as a teacher of the deaf, where she focused on delivering information about sound in kinesthetic ways. After moving to the mainstream, she realized that phonemic awareness was lacking there as well.

Long before today's extensive research on phonemic awareness was available, Terry realized that struggling students often had poor phonemic awareness and difficulty spelling. Yet, they resisted the one-size-fits-all, structured approach to literacy. From her training in deaf education, she knew teaching children needed to be sound-based, multi-sensory, interactive, engaging, and fun!

In response to the widely varying needs of children that she worked with for over forty years, paired with her genuine desire to make learning fun, Dr. Kindervater created and refined Phonics in Motion© in her classroom throughout her career.

MEET THE PIM FAMILY

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Carina Powers

Chief Executive Officer

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Sally Maher

Chief Academic Officer

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JC Preciado

Head of Finance

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Kyle Svenningsen

Head of Technology

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Carlo Uy

Head of Customer Success

Online

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Bridget Simenc

Head of Customer Success School Districts

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Dulce  Abada

Customer Support

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Boshko Gjeroski

Animation & Creative

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Delilah Samuels

Graphic Design & Creative

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Jurielle C

Marketing Automation

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Kayla Castro

Partnership Marketing

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Zach Bundt

SEO / Site Optimization

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Rae Kean

Content & Editing

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Gina Palazzo

Curriculum Director

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Becky Roberts

Curriculum Director

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Beverly Kerecman

Professional Development Trainer

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Elizabeth Looman

Professional Development Trainer

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Debbie Mulhall

Professional Development Trainer

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Amy Rosenbaum

Professional Development Trainer

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Deana Stinchcomb

Professional Development Trainer

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Dylan Sherman 

Animation Intern

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Luna

Head of People

The West Coast Office

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Izzy

Head of People

The East Coast Office

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YOU?!

We're hiring! Please contact us at careers@phonicsinmotion.com


We're on a mission to change the way kiddos learn to read and write. Interested in supporting our our mission?

We'd love to hear from you. Tell us what interests you about Phonics in Motion, and how you see yourself as someone who can help us move mountains!

 

Send us a note to careers@phonicsinmotion.com!

 

In this Super Pack You’ll Get: 

  • All 26 Reading and Writing Monster™ Handwriting Story animations. 
  • A variety of Downloadable Monster Paper™ for handwriting practice.  
  • A variety of activities to keep your little one busy and learning (preschool to second grade). 
  • If you have children in different grades, you do not need to purchase two versions; we have included modifications for learning levels. 

Example Handwriting Story Animation 

Monster Paper™  Download & print many options for different activities.

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Questions? Email us at support@phonicsinmotion.com

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