About this Event
Steve Griffin weaves a good story. For our inaugural event, Steve will share his story about transforming reading instruction in several Ohio school districts using the body of evidence called the “Science of Reading.” As a speech language pathologist, Steve understands language acquisition and the pitfalls children can experience. As a Literacy Coordinator in his Worthington school district, he has evidence that it is far more equitable, efficient, and cost-effective to prevent reading difficulties than it is to remediate them. His story is about how to make literacy available to all students.
Please join us from the comfort of your home - we hope Steve’s story will help motivate and inspire as you prepare for the second half of the school year.
About the Speaker
Steve M. Griffin, M.A. CCC-SLP has worked in the public schools for 25 years and is currently the Literacy Coordinator for the Worthington Schools located on the northside of Columbus, Ohio. Steve has presented nationwide and in Canada on the topics of early literacy intervention and taught in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University for 16 years.
Steve has had extensive success in the public school setting leading district wide transformations aligned to the science of reading. During his time as Literacy Director, the Marysville Schools acquired a million-dollar Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant to use as a catalyst to create model sites.
He has been a dynamic force when it comes to understanding, identifying, and responding to the unique needs that often accompany a dyslexia diagnosis. He regularly collaborates with leaders at the state level, experts in the field, and the stakeholders who matter most - namely families, encouraging them to join the conversation, where tensions are often high. His determination and advocacy for children who face reading challenges that are often overlooked, misdiagnosed, and misunderstood have led to state level leadership opportunities including an appointment to the Ohio Dyslexia Committee in 2021. In November 2020, Steve was also appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to serve on the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board.
Steve is the recipient of the 2009 Ruth Beckey Irwin Best Clinical Practices Award, awarded by the OSU Dept. of Speech and Hearing Science and the 2012 Ohio School Speech Pathologists and Educational Audiologist Coalition’s Nancy Lee McKinley Leadership Mentoring Award. Steve resides in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife Angie and three sons Trenton (12) Maxton (11) and Roman (7).
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