Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Maureen Steltman: My Thoughts About Teaching

Join Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Maureen Steltman from Fraser Academy as the speak about the #RightToRead and her thoughts about teaching the science of reading.
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

Maureen Steltman

Since1997, Maureen has been involved in Fraser Academy, a leading educational institution for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences in Vancouver, BC. As Head of School (2014-2022), Maureen led the school to attain Orton Gillingham and CAIS Accreditations, introduced NILD Educational Therapy and Executive Function Curriculum, conducted primary research in the efficacy of these teaching practices, and launched an outreach centre, FAx ,that provides services to learners from anywhere, alongside international teacher training. She is known as a caring and proactive leader, who sets the bar high and inspires continuous improvement, providing the foundation for each and every student and teacher to prosper.

Maureen holds a Masters in Business Administration (Royal Roads University) with a specialization in PR & Communications, Independent School Teacher Certification and an Orton-Gillingham training certificate. From 2010-2022, she served on the Board of FISABC (the Federation of Independent Schools Association of BC)

Now retired, Maureen spends her time between Vancouver and Guanajuato, Mexico, where she is currently volunteering to assist an Independent School to improve their teaching practice and student outcomes.

© Copyright owned by Right to Read Initiative ~ All rights reserved~Terms & Condition