Newsletter Archive – Winter 2019


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2019 Winter Edition Newsletter


President’s Letter

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I hope your new year is off to a good start. We were glad to see so many of you at our Annual Members Meeting and Brunch, where we celebrated two individuals who have greatly contributed to the field of dyslexia. This year we honored Nancy Cushen White and Cheryl Theis (see details in this […]

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Welcome to Our New Officers and Board Members

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2019 Executive Committee Emma Elizalde, President John Santonastaso, Vice President Kori Riordan, Secretary David Futterman, Treasurer New Board Members Jennifer Parker, M.A. Jennifer Parker is a reading specialist with the San Francisco Unified School District. She also maintains a private multisensory-based tutoring practice. Before that, Jennifer was a general education classroom teacher. Jennifer has a […]

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Two Honored for Education and Advocacy

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IDA NorCal honored two outstanding individuals for their work on behalf of people with dyslexia at the annual meeting of the membership on January 26 in San Francisco. Nancy Cushen White, EdD, has worked with IDA, with the public school system, and with the many organizations that help to improve reading instruction. IDA NorCal’s new […]

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Dyslexia Network Forming in Santa Cruz

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Four long-term IDA members have formed a new dyslexia network in Santa Cruz County called Structured Literacy Now. Its mission is to promote Structured Literacy approaches and early screening in public schools for all students. The group’s initial goal is to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia in the county through the use of simulations […]

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Summer Teacher Trainings and Scholarship Information

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Summer is a perfect time to obtain training in one of the evidence-based structured literacy approaches that can help struggling students. Information on trainings is posted as it becomes available, so check our website regularly in the coming weeks. You can also find information on IDA NorCal teacher training scholarships, which are offered for those trainings that are […]

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Mark Your Calendars

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AB 1369 and Structured Literacy Sat, April 6, 2019, 9:00 am-12:00 pm This will be held at Parents Helping Parents (PHP) in San Jose. Speakers include Kathy Futterman, John Santonastaso, and Jude Wolf. Click here for info. EdRev Sat, May 4, 2019, at AT&T Park, SF EdRev Expo is an annual event with a unique focus on […]

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