2023 Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities


2023 Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities

March 13 & 14, 2023
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (corner of 34th Street), New York, NY 10016

Join us & learn new strategies from noted experts in the field and experience the latest in teaching resources, technologies, schools and programs!
To view our upcoming 2023 Conference, please download the
Everyone Reading Program Conference Guide


**Group discounts not applicable to Students or NYCDOE registrations**
*For groups of 5-9: receive a 15% discount! Enter code Group5
*For groups of 10 or more: receive a 20% discount! Enter code Group 10
New York City Department of Education personnel have a special rate of $150 per person for the entire conference (one or both days). If you would like to pay using a NYCDOE Purchase Order, please use Contract #R1256.
All Students & NYCDOE staff must show appropriate ID at the time of admission to the conference.
All participants will receive a generic attendance certificate for each day, Participants who wish to receive New York State CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader) hours must enter the required information at registration.

Monday, March 13, 2023
New York City Department of Education
Chancellor David C. Banks

David C. Banks is Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his Jurius Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law. Chancellor Banks is a lifelong New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, and proud graduate of New York City public schools, attending P.S. 161 in Brooklyn and Hillcrest High School in Queens. He began his first teaching job at P.S. 167 in his childhood neighborhood on Eastern Parkway. From there, he went on to become a founding principal at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, and later at the Eagle Academy for Young Men, the first school in a network of innovative all-boys public schools in New York City and Newark, N.J.

Chancellor Banks lives in New York City. He has four adult children and three granddaughters.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Dr. Amy Murdoch, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Mount St. Joseph University, and Dr. Stephanie Stollar, Founder, The Reading Science Academy  

          Dr. Amy Murdoch                               Dr. Stephanie Stollar

Dr. Murdoch started and directs MSJ's Reading Science Graduate and doctoral programs. Before joining the MSJ faculty fourteen years ago, she worked in a large urban school district, as the director of many large grants, including the Reading First grant, and was a regional reading consultant. She is currently involved in two large research projects. One is on preschool literacy and involves the creation of a free, research-based instructional program with a large focus on lauguage and knowledge development. The second is an OSEP Model Demonstration grant that has the goal of better understanding early identification and the early support of children with dyslexia and those at risk for reading problems (preschool - grade 3).

Dr. Stollar is the founder of Stephanie Stollar Consulting LLC and the creator of The Reading Science Academy. She is also a part-time assistant professor in the online reading science program at Mount St. Joseph University, and a founding member of a national alliance for supporting reading science in higher education. As a board member for the Innovations in Education Consortium, she collaboratively plans the annual MTS Innovations in Education Conference. Dr. Stollar has worked as a school psychologist, an educational consultant, and as Vice President for Professional Learning for Acadience Learning Inc, She has provided professional development, conducted research and published in the areas of assessment, early intervention, and collaborative problem solving. She is passionate about improving educator knowledge and aligning school systems to prevent reading failure. 

Ptahra Jeppe, Esq.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Ptahra Jeppe is a dedicated Special Education Attorney in New York City. She received her J.D. magna cum laude with a curricular focus in Disability Law & Policy and an M.S. Ed in Disability Studies from Syracuse University College of Law. Ptahra also received ber B.A. magna cum laude with departmental honors from Adelphi University.
Ptahra has extreme dyslexia and a personal understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities. After being diagnosed with dyslexia in the third grade, she experienced almost every educational environment that the New York City Department of Education and was eventually enrolled in the Churchill School.
Prior to law school. Ptahra worked as Program Direct at Everyone Reading (formerly the New York branch of the International Dyslexia Association) and served as Chief of Staff to New York Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.
In law school, Ptahra was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society. She served as President of her law school's Disability Law Society and Black Law Students Association. In additionm she was a Board Member of DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activisim, and Mentoring).
Ptahra is currently serving as a Board Member of Everyone Reading; the New York State Reading League Chapter; Advisory  Board Member of Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children; Co-Chair of Syracuse University College of Law Disability Law & Policy Alumni Committee; Member of the Council of Parent Attorneys; and Member of the Churchill School Alumni Board.