Throughout her career, Dr. Gillis has steadfastly worked to improve reading education for all children, especially students with dyslexia, by targeting teacher preparation and professional development, shaping state policy, and broadening education and information about reading.
Q&A with Inspiring Leaders in the World of Dyslexia
In this Q&A series, we interview individuals from the dyslexia community who are influencers in their respective fields. We hope this series will provide insight into how dyslexia impacts our world and will inspire our readers to see the potential that dyslexic children today can achieve in the future.
Individually and together, Emerson and Georgette Dickman’s impact on education and in supporting the livelihood of countless individuals with dyslexia is prolific and unmatched.
Regina Skyer's unique background has positioned her to empower parents in getting an appropriate education for their needs.
Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson is on a mission to change the narrative for students with dyslexia, particularly for African American boys.
Magdalena Zavalía Miguens became a social entrepreneur to co-found Intelexia, a company that develops literacy programs for Spanish-speaking children.
New York Public Library's Chief Librarian Brian Bannon explains how public libraries are more than just books and reading; they're radically innovative.
Harvard's Dr. George Church, PhD, shares how his childhood strategy of "reading the pictures" proved to be advantageous for his scientific studies.
Dr. Nicole Landi of Haskins Laboratories defines EEG testing and its impact on the field of educational neuroscience.
Nike's Chief Design Officer John Hoke, a member of the dyslexic community, encourages kids to advocate for themselves and views adversity as a gift.