The LD Community Loses a Matriarch
IDA is sad to announce that Phyllis Meisel passed away on January 29, 2012. Phyllis, an IDA icon in the Boston area, was equally well known outside of Boston because of her far-reaching influence on the education of individuals with dyslexia. This includes her significant teacher training contributions, having been a President of the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, as well as, a Founding Member and Board Member of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. In addition, Phyllis shared her considerable knowledge, expertise and wisdom through her critical involvement on IDA's Task Force and Alliance for Certification and Credentialing. She will be sorely missed. IDA extends heartfelt condolences to her daughter, Ellen, son, John, and granddaughter, Sophia. For more information, please read on...