Event Chairs and Committee Members

Kathleen Corte is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and Licensed Dyslexia Practitioner (LDP) who teaches middle-school and upper-school students at The Briarwood School.

Angie Maxey serves as the Director of Access & Disability Services at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.  She is a dedicated leader and advocate for the advancement of individuals with disabilities. In her current role at the UST, Angie provides leadership and support to administration and staff in educating members of the organization about accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas, Angie served as the District Section 504 Coordinator and Senior Manager of Dyslexia Services in Houston ISD and worked collaboratively with all levels of the organization to develop operational systems and policies to increase the identification of students with disabilities and provide instructional support.

Angie is a proud graduate of both the University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas where she completed her graduate studies.  Outside of her role in education, she is a wife and a mother of two.  She supports adaptive sports programs with her son who is active in the Special Olympics and Miracle League, in addition to serving as a Girl Scout Troop Leader with her daughter.

Alison Edwards, a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist and Certified Academic Language Therapist, has over 25 years of experience working with neurodiverse students. She offers Orton Gillingham based dyslexia intervention for struggling students, in addition to or in conjunction with consulting for parents and teachers. Through Neuhaus Education Center, Alison mentors 14 Houston Independent School District teachers who are training to become dyslexia interventionists. Beyond her education and work experience, Alison has developed new and creative ways to reinforce reading skills with her students, including three mobile applications that support dyslexia intervention: Name That Syllable, Name That Cutting Pattern, Name that Rule.

Alison serves on the Houston Branch of International Dyslexia Association (HBIDA) as Executive Board Secretary. She also served 3 years on the YMCA Board in which she, together with a colleague, developed a literacy curriculum and scope and sequence for struggling students and then trained over 20 volunteers to help deliver that curriculum.

While her passion for learning and her compassion for supporting struggling students is evident, Alison works to ensure that all students have access to a skilled dyslexia interventionist.