Executive Director and Co-Founder
In 2004, Lori Dubrawka co-founded the Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. She has assessed and/or taught more than 750 children and adults at the Reading Center.
Lori has her Master’s Degree in Special Education from The University of Arizona, where she studied with Dr. Nancy Mather, who is considered to be one of the country’s foremost experts in the field of dyslexia identification and instruction.
She was taught by Barbara Wilson, author of the Wilson Reading System (WRS), through a graduate level class at Trinity College and the International Dyslexia Association Delaware Valley Branch. Lori has been using the Wilson Reading System (WRS) for 28 years, and is a certified WRS Dyslexia Practitioner.
Lori has also completed the Barton Dyslexia Screening class taught by Susan Barton, founder of the Barton Reading System.
Lori coordinates the state’s only Learning Ally (formerly Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic) institutional site at The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc.
She taught graduate level classes at Marshall University in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities.
She has presented sessions at The International Dyslexia Association and Learning Disabilities Association of America national conferences in Atlanta, Washington DC, and San Diego.