Kathryn is an Orton Gillingham-trained classroom educator with a passion for early literacy from the onset of her teaching career. Kathryn is a proud parent of a child with dyslexia, which further fueled her passion for advocacy and equitable reading instruction for all students. As a former program consultant supporting strategic priorities of all students reading by the end of grade 1. Kathryn facilitated and co-constructed the current HWDSB reading strategy rooted in the science of reading. She is a former DIBELS mentor who implemented and trained system-level staff in criterion-referenced screening. Upon returning to the classroom, she used her knowledge of SOR to implement Structured Literacy into FDK. Kathryn is a current Acadience mentor and learning resource teacher in HWDSB.