On October 24, 2016, the State of Connecticut held the Dyslexia Forum 2016 which honored Connecticut students for their advocacy on behalf of students with dyslexia. Kildonan Headmaster Kevin Pendergast and Associate Headmaster Jeremy Robbins were in attendance to support and recognize Kildonan students Nicholas (grade 5), Zoey (grade 4) and Audriana (grade 2) and their parents, for all their hard work and dedication to help other students with dyslexia. Decoding Dyslexia-CT and Senator Cathy Osten sponsored the Forum at the CT Legislative Building in Hartford, CT, where attendees heard comments from Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Senator Len Fasano, Dr. Margie Gillis, and State Department leaders Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Anderson. They all remarked on the extraordinary efforts of parents, students and advocates. Connecticut students were awarded a citation from the General Assembly for their advocacy on behalf of students with dyslexia that resulted in the successful passage of legislation which seeks to help improve the quality of education for students with dyslexia across the State of Connecticut. We commend our students, Nicholas, Zoey and Audriana, on this impressive achievement.
Headmaster Kevin Pendergast, Kildonan students Nicholas and Audriana, and Associate Headmaster Jeremy Robbins.
Kildonan students Audriana (grade 2), Nicholas (grade 5) and Zoey (grade 4), received citations at the Dyslexia Forum 2016.
CT Governor Dannel Malloy speaking at the Dyslexia Forum 2016.
Headmaster Kevin Pendergast and Kildonan student Audriana at the Dyslexia Forum 2016.
Dyslexia Forum 2016 at CT Legislative Building in Hartford, CT. Job well done to all the students, parents and advocates who passed dyslexia legislation in the State of Connecticut.
Photography by Laura Carl