Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Heather Kenny is an award-winning educator, teacher leader and national presenter. Over the course of her 25+ year career in education, she has served as a classroom teacher, dyslexia tutor, and teacher trainer. In her current role, Heather works closely with schools and districts to help them better support teachers in implementing practical, science-based instructional techniques that can improve literacy outcomes for students with dyslexia. Heather understands the challenges that today's educators face as they strive to address the needs of all readers. She is passionate about empowering teachers with knowledge and skills so that they are well-equipped to provide their students – particularly those who fit the profile of dyslexia – with optimally-effective literacy instruction.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Heather is so generous and passionate about what she does. She is truly heartfelt and BRILLIANT in her approach."

"A marvelous training! So many good ideas and strategies that are ready for immediate use. The updated information on reading research was very helpful. Heather is an outstanding presenter."

"Best seminar I've been to.  Well put together and engaging."

"This seminar validated much of the work I have been doing on structured literacy and how as an instructional coach I can move our district forward."

"Very clear explanations of dyslexia and effective ways to address it."

"Ms. Kenny was so knowledgeable and provided many ready to use resources to take back and to share with the faculty."

"Ms. Kenny was exceptional. The information she shared will be invaluable."

"I am so happy that I was able to attend this training. The information was exactly what I needed. Heather was able to convey information in a professional and engaging manner that made me feel as though she was a friend that truly wanted to help me be a better educator."

"This is a great institute! We learned a lot about dyslexia and specific things we can do to help our students."