Nancy Hennessy, educational consultant and past president of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is an experienced teacher, diagnostician, and administrator. While in public schools, she provided leadership in the development of innovative programming for special needs students, a statewide revision of special education code and an award winning professional development initiative. She has delivered keynote addresses, workshops and training to educators nationally and internationally. Her publications include articles and chapters on a range of topics including the dyslexic experience, a model high school program for dyslexic students and mentoring. She co-authored Module 6 of LETRS, Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension (2nd edition) with Louisa Moats and the chapter on Word Learning and Vocabulary Instruction, in Multisensory Teaching of Basic Skills (3rd edition). She is a national trainer for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) and an adjunct instructor with Fairleigh Dickinson University. Nancy was recently inducted as an honorary member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, is the 2011 recipient of IDA’s Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award and NCIDA’s 2012 June Lyday Orton Award.