Don’t miss our exclusive conversation with Dr. Tracy White Weeden, President & CEO of Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Weeden is a seasoned and passionate leader dedicated to advancing literacy and academic excellence for children and adults. She will share important insights about:
At the end of the event, Dr. Weeden will take questions, and we’ll provide resources to support your work in advancing literacy in your districts and schools.
All live attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.0 credit hours.
Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer, 95 Percent Group
In her role as Chief Academic Officer for 95 Percent Group, Laura Stewart drives our leadership position and is our primary Reading Science advocate. Her journey began as a classroom teacher and a school district administrator which ignited her lifelong passion for empowering educators to positively impact ALL students and ultimately change the course of literacy achievement in this country. Before joining 95 Percent Group, Laura served as the Chief Innovation Officer for The Reading League and was the Chief Academic Officer for Professional Development with the Highlights Education Group and is a LETRS® Certified Trainer.
Dr. Tracy White Weeden, President and CEO, Neuhaus Education Center
Dr. Tracy White Weeden has spent her career working to advance literacy and academic excellence. In her role as President and CEO of Neuhaus Education Center, Dr. Weeden provides leadership and support in the areas of financial management, recruitment and development, fundraising, initiating and furthering relationships with NEC partners, and guidance of professional and public relations. Prior to Neuhaus, Dr. Weeden was the Executive Director of Academic Planning with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Intervention Services Group, and before that she spent more than five years as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District. To learn more about Neuhaus’ programs and services, visit www.neuhaus.org.
Reading Matters in Texas: Top Five Infographic
Texas passed House Bills 3 and 4545, requiring all districts to shift to a phonics-based curriculum for reading and to provide accelerated instruction.
Here are our top five tips for taking action.
Challenges and Solutions for Advancing Literacy
Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer for 95 Percent Group, and Pamela Tolman, executive director of TX Reads give an overview of how Texas is bringing big changes to literacy and offer best practices that districts across the country can deploy as they plan for the shift to evidence-based, structured literacy instruction.
Spotlight: Literacy Grows in Glen Rose Independent School District
Families in Glen Rose are drawn to what the district’s website calls small town values with big time vision. “We were seeing a real lack of growth in reading skills among students,” said Mehgan Schuelke, an educational diagnostician and reading specialist. “We knew something needed to change.”
In fall of 2021, Southside’s elementary school teachers participated in a professional learning course on the science of reading. Next they needed the best resources available for turning their new knowledge into practice.