Lavinia Mancuso is the Executive Director of Everyone Reading, Inc. (formerly the New York Branch of IDA, and, before that, the Orton Society.) Everyone Reading provides tutoring to struggling third grade readers, professional development to educators, informational and referrals to families, and a major annual conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities. Lavinia was an elementary school teacher, a bilingual teacher, a bilingual staff developer and the principal of a bilingual school in Spanish Harlem. She was also, among other things, the head of education at the Museum of the City of New York and an administrator in a program that trained teenagers to tutor first graders in phonics. She is a firm believer in the importance of explicit instruction and correct practice in foundational skills for everyone.