As a speech pathologist, Carolyn started with a reading goal for an eighth-grade student who did not know sound/letter correspondences.
This student, from an impoverished community, had IEP goals that did NOT meet his needs.
CAROLYN ASKED, "What will the student do for a job?"
Carolyn asked this critical question: "WHAT DOES THE STUDENT NEED?"
Carolyn decided to attend Mount Saint Joseph for reading certification in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She earned her Speech Language degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
CAROLYN STATES: "Kids need to learn to read to be an active part of our democracy and society. Even reading health care information is essential."
Carolyn believes SUPERINTENDENTS need to pay attention to the science of literacy.
If the top leaders are not on board with the science of reading, it won't happen in a district.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION? Carolyn: "Reading research is beautiful. Why would we ignore this evidence?"
Carolyn: "I had a choice for a different life because I can read!"
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