Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry & Making Changes to Teacher Education

Join Melanie Baerg a Certified School Psychologist, Faculty, School of Education, UNBC and Dr. Kathryn Garforth as the speak about the #RightToRead and Making Changes to Teacher Education.

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Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative. 
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read.  She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.


Twitter: @GarforthEduc

Melanie Baerg is a faculty member in the School of Education, based at the South-Central Campus in Quesnel. She completed her MEd in School and Applied Psychology from the University of Calgary and is certified by the BC Association of School Psychologists, where she sits as an Executive member. Over the past decade, she has worked as a School Psychologist in School District 50 (Haida Gwaii), School District 82 (Coast Mountains), and School District 27 ( Cariboo-Chilcotin), and is currently providing school psychology service in School District 28 (Quesnel), alongside her work with UNBC. Melanie also holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education from the University of British Columbia and is a BC Certified Teacher. She completed the teacher education program, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (major) and Psychology (minor), at Simon Fraser University. Prior to becoming a School Psychologist, Melanie was a classroom and Inclusive Education teacher for over ten years in the Lower Mainland and on Haida Gwaii.

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