Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry: If Only I Would Have Known

Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Faith Borkowsky from High Five Literacy will discuss the Right to Read Inquiry: If Only I Would Have Known.
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

Faith Borkowsky is the founder of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching and is a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner with thirty-five years of experience in literacy instruction – as a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, regional literacy coach, administrator, and tutor.  Ms. Borkowsky provides professional development for teachers and school districts, as well as parent workshops, presentations, and private consultations on science-based literacy practices.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention, and the If Only I Would Have Known… series of books, conceived as a roadmap for literacy readiness and success for parents of young children.  In 2021, Ms. Borkowsky was a finalist for the World Literacy Foundation award for her significant contributions to literacy.


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