Ohio Chapter

In service to our communities in Ohio, we build awareness in the field of dyslexia by providing professional development and community outreach through our expertise and leadership.

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We are dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities that promote the professional growth of our members. Events are worth continuing education hours (CE) to use towards ALTA membership requirements. 

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Find an Ohio Professional

Our members are made up of individuals with the CALP, CALT, ICALP, or CALT-QI distinction. Find an ALTA-certified professional in your area that represents the highest quality services to those individuals with dyslexia. 

Chapter Resources

ALTA-OH Member Continuing Education Offerings

The ALTA Ohio Chapter will be offering 3 professional development virtual events this summer. In an effort to support our Ohio teachers, these events will be FREE exclusively for Ohio ALTA members. Details about speakers and topics with registration links will follow soon.

 

Elections for ALTA Ohio Chapter Leadership

The ALTA Ohio Chapter is seeking nominations for the Ohio Chapter Board and Committees. If interested, please submit your nomination with a brief bio, why you wish to serve the Chapter, and in what position* to: altaohioemailxxx by June 10.
Elections will be held by July 31.

Elections will be held by July 31.

 

Serving the ALTA Ohio Chapter Nominating Committee:

 

Chair – Karen Lee B.S. Ed M. Ed CALT-ICALP
Columbus, Ohio

  • 21 years as a public educator in K-12 general education and intervention settings.
  • CDC Practitioner I+ II Trainer and Supervisor at IMSLEC accredited Children’s Dyslexia Center of Columbus.
  • Orton Gillingham Instructor and Intervention Specialist in Olentangy Local Schools for grades 9-12.

 

Dana Hamilton, B.S.Ed. M.A.Ed.-CALP
Wheelersburg, Ohio

  • 30 years in the teaching profession for literacy skills. 
  • Owned and operated private learning center. 
  • Trained in the IMSLEC accredited Children’s Dyslexia Center Satellite in Wheelersburg, Ohio Certified as a CDC Practitioner I + II, and Supervisor.
  • Will begin Therapy training in July, 2024. 
  • Member of the Ohio Dyslexia Committee representing Ohio classroom teachers

 

Heather Galbraith, CALT- ICALP
Avon, Ohio

  • 26 years experience in education
  • Intervention Specialist at a private school in the Cleveland area
  • CEO of Literacy Purpose, LLC, providing Orton Gillingham teacher training
  • Former Director of the IMSLEC-accredited Canton and Akron Children’s Dyslexia Centers
  • Former Board member of the Northern Ohio International Dyslexia Association

 

*ALTA Ohio Chapter Board and Committee position descriptions:

ALTA Ohio Chapter Roles and Responsibilities

The ALTA Ohio Chapter agrees to adhere to the national organization’s by-laws and ethics.

Members:

All members in good standing with ALTA National who reside in the state of Ohio are automatically members of the ALTA Ohio Chapter.

Election Schedule and Term Limits:

  • Elections will be held every year by September 15th
  • Term limits shall not exceed one year for each office

 

Chapter Leadership:

President

  • Convenes and Facilities Leadership Meetings and Chapter Meetings
  • Creates agendas for Leadership Meetings and Chapter Meetings
  • Monitors Chapter email account 
  • Participates in the Council of Presidents-ALTA National
  • Facilitates communication between the National and Local Chapter      
  • Submits the Chapter Annual Report to the National ALTA Chapter’s Chair yearly.        
  • Will provide publicity materials to ALTA National as requested

 

Vice President 

  • Provides ALTA-OH membership updates at Leadership and Chapter Meetings
  • Submits Chapter CE Events to National via the form on ALTAread.org
  • Emails Chapter members to raise awareness of CE events
  • Monitors Chapter Zoho Drive Membership Reports
  • Reaches out to members who did not renew their membership to encourage renewal
  • Sends emails to welcome new members to ALTA

 

Secretary

  • Records minutes of Chapter Meetings
  • Emails CE Certificates to attendees within ten days of the event

 

Treasurer

  • Provides updates on the chapter finances and Leadership & Chapter Meeting
  • Submits fees and expenses to National via the form on ALTAread.org

 

ALTA Ohio Chapter Officers may appoint committees such as:

    • Social Media – manage any Chapter media under ALTA national guidelines
    • Legislative – keep apprised and report Ohio dyslexia legislative activity
    • Program – plan and execute Professional Development events for ALTA Ohio Chapter

ALTA Ohio Chapter Roles and Responsibilities

The ALTA Ohio Chapter agrees to adhere to the national organization’s by-laws and ethics. 

Members:

  • All members in good standing with ALTA National who reside in the state of Ohio are automatically members of the ALTA Ohio Chapter.

 

Election Schedule and Term Limits:

  • Elections will be held every year by September 15th
  • Term limits shall not exceed one year for each office

 

Chapter Leadership:

President

  • Convenes and Facilities Leadership Meetings and Chapter Meetings
  • Creates agendas for Leadership Meetings and Chapter Meetings
  • Monitors Chapter email account
  • Participates in the Council of Presidents—ALTA National
  • Facilitates communication between the National and Local Chapter
  • Submits the Chapter Annual Report to the National ALTA Chapter’s Chair yearly
  • Will provide publicity materials to ALTA National as requested

Vice President 

  • Provides ALTA- OH membership updates at Leadership and Chapter Meetings
  • Submits Chapter CE Events to National via the form on ALTAread.org
  • Emails Chapter members to raise awareness of CE events
  • Monitors Chapter Zoho Drive Membership Reports
  • Reaches out to members who did not renew their membership to encourage renewal
  • Sends emails to welcome new members to ALTA

Secretary

  • Records minutes of Chapter Meetings
  • Emails CEH Certificates to attendees within ten days of the event

Treasurer

  • Provides updates on the chapter finances and Leadership & Chapter Meeting
  • Submits fees and expenses to National via the form on ALTAread.org

Social Media/Website Chair

  • Posts to various social media platforms of the chapter according to ALTA standards
  • Monitors accounts for messages and response
  • Reports to the Vice President

 

Committees

Leadership Team Meetings (Consists of Officers of the Chapter)

  • Leadership Team meetings should be held at least two times per year. The Leadership Team should meet prior to each chapter meeting.
  • Leadership Team meetings will include:
  • Officer reports
  • Planning of Chapter Events/Meetings
  • Communication Updates

Legislative Committee or Chair

  • The Legislative Committee will work in conjunction with the ALTA National Legislative Committee
  • Will facilitate Dyslexia Simulations with Legislators, school districts, and the general public to raise awareness of dyslexia and how ALTA members can help with the remediation of dyslexia
  • Reports to the Vice President

Program Committee or Chair

  • Executes Chapter’s plan for hosting CE events or other chapter events
  • Assists Leadership Team as needed for hosting events
  • Reports to the Vice President

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