WILMINGTON — Literacy Delaware has announced the addition of board member Kathleen Seeman.
Ms. Seeman is an award-winning reading and dyslexia specialist, who has spent her career working with nonreaders in classrooms and private practice, creating programming and having a 100% success rate with teaching children to read.
She was early to apply “Positive Psychology” in classrooms, spawning a local movement. She also speaks globally on the effects of reading trauma.
Ms. Seeman is an advocate, lobbyist and community organizer, who is passionate about reducing Delaware’s illiteracy rate, as well as the nation’s. She founded the Delaware Reading Summit and brought together the state’s stakeholders to build consensus around reading.
As a lobbyist, she has testified in front of the Senate’s and House of Representatives’ education committees to help ensure several pieces of key reading legislation were passed. Further, she works with other states to create successful reading legislative campaigns.
Ms. Seeman is currently working on recreating Mississippi’s successful implementation of “Science of Reading” bills by creating a working model in partnership with a Wilmington school.