Texas Literacy Leaders Close the Achievement Gap


Hear from a panel of literacy leaders in Texas about their experience accelerating students’ foundational skills using SIPPS® (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Featured Texas leaders:

  • Deanna Payne, Coordinator of Academic Intervention and Section 504, Keller ISD

  • Kimberly Neill, Director of Academic Services, Arlington Classics Academy

  • Jacklyn Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Literacy Now, Houston

  • Alayna Siemonsma, Section 504 and Dyslexia Services Coordinator, Montgomery ISD

  • Norma Garcia, Director of Multi-Language, Harlingen CISD

  • Samantha Echebelem, Director of Intervention Services, Duncanville ISD

Learn what resources, implementation structures, and varying models, including MTSS, tutoring, and professional development, led to growth in student achievement.


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