2014 Speakers

Laura Scheer

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Laura Scheer, M.Ed. is co-author of the Up-Words Reading™ curriculum, a reading specialist with Next Generation and the mother of three. Laura graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Education degree in Special Education and Cognitive Studies in 1999. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters Degree in Reading, Language and Literacy in 2002. Laura has worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, instructional specialist, and assistant principal at the Atlanta Youth Academy. Laura is trained in Orton Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell reading programs.

Lorie Delk

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Lorie S. Delk, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is Founder and President of Lorie S. Delk and Associates, Inc., as well as a practicing speech-language pathologist and mother of four. Lorie graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Education degree in Speech Pathology in 1986. She graduated from Georgia State University College of Education with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology in 1988. She began her career as a staff speech therapist at Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. In 1999 she incorporated a home-based pediatric private practice into Lorie S. Delk and Associates. She directs a practice that treats children with language and articulation disorders, reading disorders, and learning disorders, such as dyslexia and autism. She specializes in treatment of Language Disorders and reading delays and is co-author of the Up-Words Reading® program.

Dr. Sheldon Margulies

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Dr. Margulies is uniquely qualified to create audiovisual curricula for middle and high school students. As a neurologist, he understands how the brain works, including how we learn, how we focus our attention, how we retrieve information, and how emotion and motivation affect learning.

Charlene Ruble

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Charlene Ruble, a math consultant for bby Publications at the University of West Alabama, has taught school for 30 years in grades K-5. She travels across the country helping elementary schools meet the needs of children using hands-on tools. Charlene is a two-time winner of Oldham County, Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year award. She was also one of three finalists for Elementary Teacher of the Year in Kentucky. She believes all students can be successful in math if the concepts are explained with models showing the relationship of numbers and their patterns. This method allows children to think, problem solve, work at their own level, and solve abstract problems.

Josh Clark

Josh Clark, currently serving his 2nd term as the Georgia State Legislator for the 98th District, is transitioning into GNLD’s Vice President of Sales for North Josh Clark, currently serving his 2nd term as the Georgia State Legislator for the 98th District, is transitioning into GNLD’s Vice President of Sales for North America, a whole food pharmaceutically licensed company in 58 countries. He currently owns and operates Josh Clark Realty, Buford, GA, and other small businesses.