Green RIver Literacy


A community based Reading Center committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of individuals with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities in the Berkshires.


About Us

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Laurie J. Cousseau is an AOGPE Fellow (Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioner and Educators), owner and Director of the Green River Literacy Center and former Director of The Kildonan Teacher Training Institute.  She has more than twenty years of experience as an educator working in a variety of settings: independent schools, a public charter school, a working farm, and Amherst College.

She has a Master of Arts in Reading Education, holds Level II Vermont certifications as a Reading Specialist PreK-12 and Middle Grades English Language Arts is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Certified by the IDA as a Dyslexia Therapist. In North Carolina, she was the Associate Director of Teacher Training at an Academy accredited school for dyslexic students.

She has had extensive experience providing 1:1 and small group tutoring at both the Associate and Certified levels. She has served on a number of boards including the NC branch of the IDA. She has widely presented at a number of regional conferences and schools.


Sara Quinn is an educator and artist based in New Orleans.

As a “lifer” at the Paideia School in Atlanta she learned early that school could be a place where your mind is known and nurtured.  She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2011, spending one semester at Bank Street Graduate School of Education.  Sara went on to teach in New Orleans’ public schools for 5 years, certified in both elementary education and special education.  She led professional development in arts integration and anti-racist teaching practices.   

She began her associate level certification in Orton-Gillingham instruction with Laurie in June of 2016, tutoring students in person and via Skype, and co-creating and illustrating an O-G curriculum.  She led 5 months of intensive professional development at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School through daily model lessons and teacher coaching.

Sara also writes, illustrates and binds books that she hopes will help all different kids navigate and create a world that is more tender, more just, and more beautiful.



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Address: 138A Seekonk Cross Rd, Great Barrington, MA

We are located behind Harmony Hill Farm. 

Head back towards the red stables.  Green River is located in the long green building. Park by the maroon garage building.