Flint, MI, September 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Dyslexia Group Awards "Leadership in Literacy" Award
The Michigan Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is pleased to present their Leadership in Literacy award to Mr. Eugene Rutledge, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Flint Community Schools.
Mr. Rutledge has been the catalyst for change within the office of Curriculum and Instruction in the Flint Community School district. Under his tenure, the district has developed an intervention model that has reinforced the need for a strong literacy core program and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of All learners. He recognizes that “one size does not fit all” and therefore, he listens when a member of his team makes a suggestion regarding programs and services that can assist with improving outcomes for all students.
The award will be presented to Mr. Rutledge at the Michigan IDA Annual Fall Conference on October 10, 2009 at the Wayne County Community College District’s Western Campus. The conference, Response to Intervention: Building a Collaborative Culture to Assist the Struggling Reader, will provide strategies for effective implementation of Response to Intervention in reading. Registration for the conference is available at the branch website http://www.idamich.org.
The Michigan Branch of the IDA provides evidence-based information about dyslexia as well as referrals to a network of learning disability professionals and organizations for testing and screening throughout Michigan. The branch plans to present the Leadership in Literacy award annually to a dynamic leader with a proven track record working with children with disabilities who foster literacy instruction in his or her school or district.
Contact: Pat Gilcrest-Frazier, President
The Michigan Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
IDA is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization, headquartered in Baltimore, MD and is the nation’s oldest, non-profit organization dealing with learning disabilities and the only organization dedicated exclusively to the study and treatment of the specific language disability known as dyslexia. The association has 10,000 members worldwide, 48 Branches in the U.S. and Canada, and global partnerships in 13 countries.