Spelling Pro was developed by Mia Moe, mother of three boys, ages 10, 9, and 7. After several years of helping her eldest son conquer dyslexia and a speech disorder, she realized that his spelling abilities were also severely affected. Thus began an exhaustive two year search for a simple, high-quality spelling program. Coming up empty, frustrated and harboring a new obsession, Mia decided to develop what she wished existed - a time-saving, simple, intuitive, flexible, and automated spelling program that worked for all her children.

Background

Mia Moe received her B.S. in Economics from Lawrence University and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mia began her professional career with Renaissance Learning, an education technology company, with products in more than 70,000 schools in North America. Starting as an operations coordinator in 1995, she moved up to become Marketing Director in 2001. After marriage and her first child, she moved to a part-time position in 2003, overseeing Mergers and Acquisitions.

In 2005, Mia joined the non-profit LENA Research Foundation, the world’s leading research and technology organization for the study of child language disorders and development. With her two children in tow to test the product, Mia worked as a member of the product development team before becoming Director of Communications in 2006.

After the birth of her third child and the increasing demands of homeschooling, Mia decided to decrease her hours and focus on home and the development of Spelling Pro.

Technology

Collin Beck is the Founder and Principal Software Engineer at Koedal, Inc. He has been making iOS apps since 2008. He's helped create apps used by millions of people to highly specialized apps used by hundreds of experts in their field. Several apps he has worked on have been featured by Apple. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Content Contributors

Tara Dairman is the author of All Four Stars and The Stars of Summer, two childrens' novels published by Putnam/Penguin. She has a B.A. in English & Creative writing from Dartmouth College and worked as a magazine editor for several years.

Brooke Robyn Dairman's writing has been published by New York's Newsday, The League of Women Voters, and Matria Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her Masters degree from Columbia University.