The DLN Advisory Committee
Corry and her husband Rick, live in Erie, PA with their son Connor.
Corry has a B.S. in Safety Sciences from IUP and a MBA from Penn State Behrend.
She has served organizations – both for profit and nonprofit – in many capacities. She is currently working for an Erie global manufacturing company in Human Resources.
Cigdem Knebel is a mom of a bright and energetic dyslexic child. She is also the founder of Simple Words Books and author of decodable chapter books for kids with dyslexia.
Cigdem believes that all children love to read. This is no different for children with dyslexia; they just need to find that right book for them.
Kate is the mom of five -- two dyslexic kiddos and possibly two more to come (2-year-old twins). She has experience in Silicon Valley start-ups, technology companies and in public education. Kate also served on the founding board of an all-girls public charter school for seven years. She currently stays home with her kids and works to impact reading change within her local public schools.
Jamie is the mom of three, one with dyslexia. Jamie studied English literature in college and stayed home with her kids after a career in the financial sector. She is concerned with the ways struggling to read impacts academic progress, confidence and emotional well-being. She works to bring resources to empower parents and teachers, and advocates to bring the science of reading instruction into our schools.