Stephanie is currently the Department Chair of the St. Teresa Program at Kennedy Catholic High School. The St. Teresa Program is a program that specifically works with students with diagnosed learning disabilities. This is her sixth year at Kennedy Catholic and first year on the Board. She is also a person who has dyslexia, so…

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Wendy is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Tiny Dog Dyslexia & Language Strategies in Everett, where she uses intensive, multi-sensory methods to help people become effective readers. Before becoming an SLP, she spent 12 years teaching English to international students in the USA, Poland, and Turkey. She has been a member of the WABIDA…

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Cindy Dupuy is a private practitioner, working in the Seattle area. Being both dyslexic and dysgraphic, Cindy brings real life experience to the diagnostic and intervention process. Cindy earned her Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University, a Master’s degree in Secondary Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She previously served on the Board…

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Staci joined the WABIDA board in 2018 with the aim of ensuring literacy acquisition access for all individuals in the Pacific Northwest. Professionally, Staci has worked in public education as a classroom teacher, principal, and director. In 2013, Staci began working across the country to support educators’ understanding of literacy, assessment, and MTSS. Staci was…

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Stacy Turner is the Head of School at Hamlin Robinson School. He first became a member of the International Dyslexia Association in 1994. Over the years he has served as WABIDA Board President, Treasurer, and Secretary. He has also served on the Branch Council Executive Committee as the Western Region Representative, mentoring seven IDA branch…

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Bonnie Meyer

Bonnie is currently the Vice Principal and Director of Student Support Services at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Northeast Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington and is a Certified Slingerland Instructor and Instructor of Teachers. Her professional experience includes more than 30 years of both teaching and administering programs for…

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Toni Altug

Toni is a former public school special education teacher. Later she taught in the private school sector, working with students with language based learning difficulties. She moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where she taught in both local and international schools and later became the Head of Special Education and Inclusion Co-ordinator at the British International School…

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Jessica Ruger

Jessica is currently the Head of Lower School at Hamlin Robinson School. Having joined the WABIDA board in 2016, she has previously served as Board President. She is motivated to help find and promote reliable resources to benefit those with dyslexia, as well as to aid in spreading awareness and education to the greater community.

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