Elizabeth Hoksbergen, EdS, has over 25 years of experience serving individuals with dyslexia as a parent, teacher, curriculum director, administrator, presenter, evaluator, consultant, and learning center owner. She understands that dyslexia is a complex, vital issue and that educators need the knowledge and expertise to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia. Over the last two decades, Elizabeth has presented ready-to-apply, research-based information for conferences, K-12 public and parochial schools, and public seminars. She has also designed and taught multiple courses for educators concerning dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Elizabeth enjoys providing paradigm-shifting science to ignite the educational architect within every teacher.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from Franklin & Marshall College, completed her coursework as a secondary language arts teacher at Millersville University, and earned a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership (with emphasis in PreK-12 administration and special education supervision) from Drake University. She is a former middle school and high school language arts, drama, and math teacher as well as a K-8 grade principal. Elizabeth is a certified Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist and Wilson® Credentialed Trainer. For 22 years, she has served as the Executive Director of Assessment & Learning at Apples of Gold Center for Learning, a Wilson® Partner.
Elizabeth also holds a specialist degree in Educational Psychology from Regent University. Currently, as she works to complete her dissertation for her PhD in Educational Psychology, she is conducting a large-scale, multistate quantitative study, examining the “Effects of the Wilson Reading System on Cognitive-linguistic Abilities in Correlation with the Development of Basic Reading Skills”. Elizabeth is a former Board Member of Decoding Dyslexia Iowa and served as an appointed member of the Iowa Dyslexia Task Force wherein she was instrumental in the conceptualization of the Professional Learning Framework for Iowa educators and administrators.