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DWU professor joins International Dyslexia Association board

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Dr. Donna M. Johnson, assistant professor of education at Dakota Wesleyan University, recently joined the board of directors of the Upper Midwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, which serves Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.

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Johnson is the third South Dakotan on the board, joining Sue Hegland, of Brandon, and Stephanie Spaan, of Sioux Falls.

The film “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” was screened last fall at the Patten Wing Theatre on the DWU campus and attended by students, area teachers and parents. Following the screening, Johnson, Hegland and Spaan participated in a panel to discuss dyslexia and answer questions from the audience.

Johnson plans to attend the upcoming IDA-UMB’s 40th Annual Conference at the Continuing Education and Conference Center at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul campus. Johnson teaches courses in the special education and elementary education majors at Dakota Wesleyan.

— Source: Dakota Wesleyan University

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