CEDS 2018 Conference Keynote Speakers

Tammy L. Stephens-Pisecco, Ph.D.
 is a Clinical Account Executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  She is an educational diagnostician and has worked as a special education teacher and a university professor.  Dr. Stephens-Pisecco is the coauthor of the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP), a PSW model for SLD identification.  Research interests include:  Assessment practices, early intervention and RTI, and the impact of resilience on student academic and behavioral performance.

Virginia Gonzalez, M. Ed., CALT
, is currently a dyslexia specialist in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. Virginia has served as the diagnostician for dyslexia in McAllen ISD for seven years assessing both monolingual and bilingual students. As a Certified Academic Language Therapist, she also provided teacher support for the district dyslexia programs for both English and Spanish speaking students. Virginia spent 5 years as the state dyslexia consultant where she coordinated the state project development for the “Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy.