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Director, Reading Foundational Skills and Intervention
EL Education
Kate Lewis Kelley

Kate Lewis Kelley is an educator, curriculum designer, and certified dyslexia practitioner with experience in a wide variety of educational settings. Currently the Director of Reading Foundation Skills and Intervention at EL Education, Kate began her career in education working as an advocate for teens navigating complex school needs in Boston. From there, she learned to teach at an Expeditionary Learning mentor school in Rochester, NY. In addition to her extensive classroom experience, Kate was trained in the Wilson Reading System and taught grades K-6 reading intervention. She is also an IMSLEC-certified dyslexia practitioner and has vast experience and expertise in bringing the research base of the science of reading to practice through instructional materials. Kate designed and wrote some of the very first knowledge-building ELA modules that EL Education designed for New York State and is currently leading an update of the EL Education K-2 Reading Foundational Skills Block. Additionally, Kate served as a Special Education Coordinator and holds the needs of diverse learners as the foundation of all her work.

Kate is the proud mom of four children. Together, they seek out good stories and beautiful places to hike or paddle. They live with their two dogs, rabbit, and six chickens near Rochester, NY.

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