Dr. Pledger Fedora,
Founder and Educator
Dr. Pledger Fedora is the founder of the Dyslexia Institute for Literacy & Learning and provides training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to educators, along with tutoring services and parent workshops. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and an independent vendor for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), providing training and coaching for schools in New York.
Previously, Dr. Fedora was the Professor/Director of The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College, where she taught multi-sensory learning methodologies to graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to her work as the Director of the Rose Institute, Dr. Fedora was in the Educational Studies Department at Seton Hall University.
An educator for more than three decades, she was a classroom teacher and resource teacher at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in both public and private schools.
Dr. Fedora’s research interests include early intervention, structured literacy instruction, and interventions for students at risk for reading difficulty. She has presented at many state, national, and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Fedora holds an M.Ed. in Reading and Language Arts and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail."