Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jo Roady (Dittman)

Jo is a lifetime Plano student, resident, and 1984 graduate of Plano East. She graduated from University of North Texas in 1989 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education, and from East Texas State University in 1995 with a Master’s in Education. She teaches Take Flight as a language therapist for students with Dyslexia, as well as assessment and progress monitoring. She's also a Certified Reading Specialist and has been working with students in Plano since 1989.

In her “other” life, Jo is a USA Today Bestselling Author of more than 30 books under two pseudonyms, is a professional editor for a list of bestselling authors, and had one book optioned as a major motion picture with Hollywood producer Cathy Schulman, winner of the 2006 Best Picture Oscar for Crash.

Her greatest accomplishment is the title of “Mom” to her daughter, Kayla, and son, Bryan, both graduates of Plano East who are now out in the workforce and are the very best people in her world. In her spare time (ha!), Jo enjoys reading, writing, and traveling with her wonderful husband, Kenny.

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  • Period                 Class

    1st                       Testing/Progress Monitoring

    2nd                      Take Flight 1

    3rd                       Conference/Planning

    4th                       Take Flight 2

    5th                        Take Flight 2

    6th                        Advisory

    7th                        Take Flight 2

    8th                        Take Flight