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Region 4 Dyslexia

Region 4 offers a variety of professional learning opportunities and programmatic assistance in the area of dyslexia and related disorders. Any workshop can be configured to meet your district or campus needs. To request a professional development session in your campus or district, contact



What's New?

The Reading by Design® Structured Literacy Certification Program is an International Dyslexia Association Accredited Program. Learn more.



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Jan Cook

Senior Education Specialist

I have been in education since 1989 as a teacher, interventionist, Reading Specialist, and Program Coordinator. Prior to working for Region 4 ESC, I was a Program  Coordinator for Reading Intervention in a district. In this capacity, I coordinated the Dyslexia program and Response to Intervention for K-12th grades. I have worked with students with dyslexia and other struggling readers at all levels (K-12). I am passionate about the topic of dyslexia and how to help our students with dyslexia reach their fullest potential. E-mail

Mary Yarus

Education Specialist

My career in education began in 2001 as a dyslexia specialist, then later as a dyslexia therapist. Beginning in 2008, I worked in family support and adult literacy at a nonprofit professional learning center. In this capacity, I provided information and programs for parents, taught adult literacy students, and coordinated the adult literacy program for students 18-80. Teaching reading is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I love the “Aha!” moment when the letters and sounds form words and begin to make sense to the struggling reader. E-mail

Danielle Solis

Education Specialist


In my career as a Texas educator, I have been privileged to work with students and teachers in a variety of K-8 settings. I have worked as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, dyslexia interventionist, literacy curriculum writer, and literacy coach. As a literacy specialist, I have curated curriculum and professional development opportunities designed to increase teachers’ knowledge of early literacy skills instruction to support reading achievement for all students. I firmly believe that cultivating competent and enthusiastic readers is the most important service we can provide our students. E-mail



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