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Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

The Role of the Teacher in Assessment with Lou Ellen Marlatt

Join Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Lou Ellen Marlatt from Pearson Clinical Assessment as the speak about the #RightToRead and her role as a teacher in assessment.
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

Lou Ellen brings 16 years of classroom instruction, intervention, instructional coaching, and MTSS/RTI lens to her role at Pearson Clinical Assessment, based on the many adventures afforded life as a military spouse from DoDEA in Germany to New Jersey and Philly, St. Louis, and Florida. Getting her start with Pearson in the Training Department in 2019, Lou Ellen now serves districts in the southeast as an Assessment Consultant for Classroom Assessments. 

Lou Ellen has a BS in Education from Valdosta State University and MS in Education with a concentration on Reading and Literacy from Walden University.  

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