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      Dyslexia: Questions Answered (Annual Open Board Meeting) in Atlanta

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      November 13, 2019

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      8105 Roberts Drive
      Atlanta, Georgia

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      Dyslexia: Questions Answered (Annual Open Board Meeting)

      This won't be our typical board meeting. On this night we want to meet YOU!  Come meet and mingle with the IDA-GA board of directors beginning at 6:30 pm.  At 7:00, we will have a short presentation on dyslexia followed by Q&A with a panel made up of current and past board members.  Our goal is for you to have your questions answered before you leave for the evening! Presenters:  Josie Calamari, M.Ed. is a Fellow with The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. As the Director of Teacher Training for the Dyslexia Resource, Josie trains teachers, in both private and public schools, and independent tutors as well as mentors practitioners working towards certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.  Josie is a former member of the IDA-GA Board of Directors.  Ellen Hill, M.Ed. is a Fellow with The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She has worked at The Schenck School since 1987 developing and implementing strategies that help struggling students succeed. While at The Schenck School, Ellen has served as a tutor, teacher, Lower School Principal, Admissions Director, Outplacement Director, and currently as Director of Community Engagement. Ellen has presented numerous educational sessions locally and nationally. Ellen likes to say that she has continued her education by living with her dyslexic husband and children. Panel Members:  Josie Calamari & Ellen Hill (See above.)  Stacey Levy, Founder and President of Stacey Levy & Associates (SLA), is an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist practicing since 1997. Stacey and her associate therapists provide speech-language therapy services in multiple areas including auditory and language processing, expressive-receptive language, articulation, and multi-sensory reading and writing instruction. Stacey also works as the Learning Coordinator at the Temple Breman School supporting a fully inclusive Sunday school program. She is a Georgia “Bright From the Start” certified educator providing CEUs for teachers working at BFTS accredited schools. Stacey has published articles about inclusion as well as co-authoring the book Everyone Is Welcome. Stacey is a founding board member of the Tapestry School, and she is now on their advisory council. Renee Bernhardt is a CERI certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist and holds a Level II certification with Wilson Language. She has taught students in first through twelfth grade during her teaching and administrative careers in upstate New York and Georgia. Renee has earned a Master of Science degree in Literacy, a Specialist degree in Curriculum, and Instruction and Administrative certification. She is currently serving as Vice President and President-Elect for the International Dyslexia Association Georgia.  Additional Board Members in the audience will also contribute to the discussion. Click here to learn about our board members.  This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.  Please register to aid us in planning for this event. Thank you! The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization committed to creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.  Visit The International Dyslexia Association Georgia (IDA-GA) offers information on dyslexia and evidence-based interventions, referrals, free outreach events, conferences, the Dyslexia Dash, and teacher training scholarships and grants. Visit

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