University of Mobile School of Education to Host International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference

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MOBILE, Ala. – Over 180 educators, parents and advocates from across Alabama will gather at University of Mobile Oct. 18-19 for the International Dyslexia Association annual conference. The UM School of Education is hosting the event that brings together teachers and reading specialists for a two-day immersive professional learning experience on dyslexia and reading.

“We are excited about the opportunity for our School of Education students to participate alongside of professional educators and reading specialists they will one day be teaching with,” said Dr. Carolyn Corliss, dean of the UM School of Education.

Dr. Ashley Milner, assistant professor of education, said the conference will focus on a range of issues, including how dyslexia services fit into the Alabama Department of Education’s plan to improve reading for all students, and effective multi-sensory classroom strategies to improve reading.

The University of Mobile School of Education offers bachelor’s degrees in collaborative special education, early childhood education, elementary education, child and social development, and higher education leadership and practice. UM offers both traditional and alternative master’s programs in early childhood and elementary education, and a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.

For more information about the conference or the University of Mobile School of Education, call 251.442.2356 or visit umobile.edu/schoolofeducation.

 

 

About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.