Loeser to speak at annual Braswell Lecture


MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will host its annual Braswell Lecture on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Southern Bank Auditorium. Lynne Loeser, M.Ed., the statewide consultant for Specific Learning Disabilities and ADHD at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will be the guest speaker. Her lecture will center on “Meeting the Needs of All Students.”

Loeser has led statewide efforts on specially designed instruction and progress monitoring within a multi-tiered system of support, dyslexia and led the SLD Task Force in revisions of state policy for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. She has also served as staff development specialist, special education program specialist, literacy trainer, and as a special education teacher.

Loeser graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in elementary and special education and earned a master’s degree from the University of Louisville in learning and behavior disorders. She has earned National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist and serves on the boards of the NC branch of the International Dyslexia Association, the NC Council for Exceptional Children Division for Learning Disabilities and the Hill Center of Durham.

The annual Braswell Lecture was established in 1998 to honor Jessie Dail and Walter Vernon Braswell, who established a scholarship endowment memorializing Mrs. Braswell’s 34-year teaching career in the Princeton, North Carolina, the public school system, and the Braswell family’s life-long commitment to education. Since its inception, the Braswell Lecture has featured North Carolina leaders addressing significant issues in education. The Jessie Dail and Walter Vernon Braswell Endowment funds the Braswell Scholars, the largest scholarship program at the University of Mount Olive.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Tommy Benson by email at tbenson@umo.edu.

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