Deborah Lynam is the Director of Partnerships & Engagement at AIM Institute for Learning & Research. She is currently chair of the NJ State Special Education Advisory Council and also serves on the Parent Engagement Advisory Board for the National Center on Improving Literacy. She is a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia–NJ. She previously worked as a Parent Resource Specialist for New Jersey’s federally funded Parent Training & Information Center and is the parent of three children, two of whom are dyslexic. She is an IMSLEC certified Orton Gillingham Teacher.