Randy is a 20-year teacher and administrator with the Palm Beach County School District. He started his career teaching science and social studies to English language learners and ESE students. Throughout his career, Randy has taught middle, high and adult aged students. Currently, Randy is the ESOL and AVID Coordinator at Palm Beach Gardens High School. AVID is a college readiness system that focuses on historically underrepresented first generation college bound students.
Randy was diagnosed with dyslexia and struggled throughout high school, college, and all of his career. Not allowing this disability to define him, he focused on hiding it. That changed the day both of his daughters were diagnosed and struggled with their own learning disabilities. Since then, Randy has embraced it as an opportunity to support his, and all, children with disabilities. Randy has seen every side of learning disabilities in children: as a student himself, a teacher, an administrator, and a parent.
Displayed prominently in his office are his terrible high school transcripts for all the kids to see. These serve as a reminder that a person is not defined by his or her short comings nor the circumstances in life. We are stronger for every barrier we have overcome. These transcripts are also a reminder to staff members that students are more than grades and test scores. No one should ever give up on a dream and we, as mentors, should never give up helping others achieve theirs.
Christopher is an elementary school Special Education Teacher in Riverview, Florida. I am dedicated to research supported practices for students with high incidence disabilities. As part of my work, I am continually trying to develop and foster unique partnerships with individuals, schools, and universities in order to improve inclusive instructional practices for students in general education environments.
As President of Educational Solutions, LLC, Dale King provides diagnostic evaluations, academic remediation, advocacy, and support to individuals with learning challenges. She works with students ranging from Preschool through High School – and adults – in all areas involving academic and educational performance. She also provides consultation services to private and public schools.
Dale specializes in reading challenges (including dyslexia, reading recognition, fluency, and reading comprehension), math, language development, and writing skills. She is a former Bureau Chief with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Special Education Services with oversight for the education of 160,000 students with disabilities in 1,500 schools (Pre-K -12) in New York City. She served as the Principal of private schools for students with Learning and Behavior Disabilities, Special Education administrator for public schools, Director of a reading program for dyslexic students, Senior Learning Diagnostic Specialist for Long Island Jewish Hospital, and parent advocate.
Dale received her Master’s Degree in Learning and Behavior Disabilities from Queens College in New York and then earned an Ed.M. in Special Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, she completed advanced studies in the Neuropsychology of Reading at Columbia University.
She is currently a Board member for the Florida Branches of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association. She has written many instructional-based articles with both professionals and parents in mind, and has presented numerous workshops on the diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia, other reading related issues, language development, and learning disabilities. Dale provides appropriate evidence-based interventions, that change the lives of students and their families in powerful ways. Her unique highly structured approaches to the remediation of dyslexia and other learning challenges continue to enable students to become successful and motivated learners. She is strongly committed to improving instruction for all students in individual, small group, classroom and school-wide settings.