01/16/2012 11:43 am ET Updated Mar 17, 2012

Rebecca Tolson's Passion To Help Dyslexic Students Pays Off

It was the same thing year after year: A small percentage of students in Rebecca Tolson's class struggled with reading because of dyslexia.

And there wasn't much she or any other teacher could do to help.

"I really didn't feel prepared to teach them," said Tolson, who was at a school in Fairlawn at the time. "I was curious. I was wanting to help but not feeling trained."