On October 11, the Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi collaborated with The Odyssey School to host the “We All Learn” event at Stevenson University on the topic of dyslexia.   The purpose of this event was to invest in community partnerships as well as to engage in productive discussion to raise awareness about various language-based disabilities. Six panelists who have each been diagnosed with dyslexia presented, sharing their personal testimonies and stories of maintaining successful careers while managing this neurobiological disorder.

The audience of 75 attendees consisted of students, professionals, educators, and others. With such a richly diverse and experienced panel, the message was positively received, with the majority of crowd members rating the event as informative, inspiring, and well-organized. In an anonymous survey, many attendees commented that their favorite part of the event was listening to the variety of stories from the panelists, including both their successes and their hardships alike.

We All Learn” took a great deal of preparation and coordination behind the scenes. Staff at the Odyssey School played a huge role in making this event come smoothly together, especially Marty Sweeney and Suzy Needle. Emily Janssen, KDP’s Foundations Representative officer, had the helping hands of various KDP members and SOE students who assisted with everything from decorating the venue to welcoming people at the door. A special thank you to KDP’s chapter counselors, Dr. Clotile Galbraith and Jill Suffel, for their support throughout. To all who attended - our greatest thanks for helping us create a memorable evening, and begin to mark your calendars for 2019’s upcoming events!

(Submitted by Emily Janssen, KPD Professional Development Chair)