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Trustee Jen Knopf receiving award Beacon College trustee Jennifer Knopf, Esq. recently was among 23 Central Florida leaders saluted as 2023 Women of the Year Award by Orlando Magazine for their skill as leaders and commitment to building strong communities.

For Knopf, a Winter Park, Florida attorney, community extends beyond Central Florida boundaries with her passion project, the REED Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to empower dyslexics like her son Reed and to end global illiteracy by spreading the gospel of Orton-Gillingham, a direct, structured, multisensory approach to literacy education that has proven effective with struggling dyslexic readers, according to Understood.

“I am driven by a mother’s love and instinct to protect coupled with a passion for justice,” Knopf told Orlando Magazine.

More than 1,200 teacher and parents worldwide have received free or low-cost Orton-Gillingham training courtesy of RCF.

You can learn more about Knopf, also previously saluted by “A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity” as a Difference Maker in this segment.