For more than 40 years at The Lippman School, Pam Kanfer has held numerous lay and professional positions, including school director, general studies and Hebrew teacher, board president and currently educational therapist. As a Dyslexia Specialist, she also maintains a private practice. She is former treasurer of the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, presently serving on their Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Ohio Legislative Executive Committee, comprised of members from the three Ohio chapters, which is involved in the passing of two Ohio laws: HB-96 involves screening all incoming Kindergarteners to ensure that at-risk students receiver proper instruction and HB-157 which sets up training programs to educate teachers in the field about Dyslexia and how to meet these students’ needs in the classroom. Pam is also a member of the Ohio Board of Regents Task Force, which is working with the Ohio Department of Education to introduce new standards for the teachers of reading at the University level. She was instrumental in implementing American Sign Language as an official language credit at Revere High School in Richfield, OH. She is currently part of the instructional staff at Neuhaus, a nonprofit organization that trains teachers in the area of structured literacy.
Pam received her BS in Elementary Education from Miami University, her MS in Elementary Administration from the University of Akron, and her Academic Language Therapy Certification from Southern Methodist University. She is currently in the PhD. Program at the University of Akron this summer. She is married with four children and thirteen grandchildren.