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Our Story

My father-in-law is a genius.  Really!!  Dean Kindig started his Summer Readers reading program in 1971 and has been helping children learn to read better every summer since.   Over 45 summers he helped more than 1100 kids.  Each year more of his fun creative genius goes into adding games and tweaking his successful program in Rochester, NY.
He has shared his games and techniques with me, Michelle Kindig, who married his amazing son, Mike, in 2000.
I am so excited to bring this program to my community in Austin, TX.

-Michelle Kindig


Meet the Teachers


Michelle Grimes Kindig   
 
Michelle earned a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Education and English Literature from the State University of New York.  Over the past 22 years, she has taught English to middle school students at the Migrant Education Project in NY; trained adults in the field of technology in both corporate and university settings; and developed curriculum for corporate training of proprietary software for adults.  She also taught English as a second language (ESL) to adults for several years, and GED preparation classes to both native and non-native English speakers of all ages.  She has taught at several homeschool co-ops and enrichment academies in Austin.   She and Michelle Larios co-founded the successful Austin Rising School.  

In May 2006 she began homeschooling her kiddos following an eclectic holistic approach.  Her daughter is now in ninth grade and her son is in sixth grade.  Besides homeschooling her children, she is passionate about exploring fun,  alternative, and natural ways to help children learn.


Michelle Robles Larios

Michelle (Shell) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Soon after graduating she found a passion for working with children. She became a preschool teacher for 4 years and then became a mentor to her peers. Michelle mentored many teachers in AISD and private schools around the Austin area for 6 years. She has extensive training in appropriate learning practices and child development. Michelle continued her education and received her Master's Degree in Child Psychology. 

She has two children, Amelie and Daniel whom she loves going on fun, adventurous walks with. Michelle also enjoys reading, swimming, playing games, and enjoying her family and friends. 



Michelle@WinningLearners.com

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