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District to offer free discussion on Dyslexia

Evergreen Park School District 124 will bring in an expert speaker to host a free, parent-centered discussion of Dyslexia on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The discussion, which will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the District Administrative Office, will be led by Mr. Michael Morsches, dean of Learning Enrichment and College Readiness at Moraine Valley Community College. Morsches will discuss what dyslexia is, what it looks like in students (and why it's so often overlooked in school), and what parents can do to support a child who might be struggling with Dyslexia.

The talk is presented by Evergreen Reads as a free community event in conjunction with the reading of Fish in a Tree, a novel in which the main character struggles with Dyslexia.

Morsches has spread education across the globe, completing three Peace Corps tours and volunteering/working for many international agencies, including the United Nations Relief Works Agency. Most of his work was is in teacher training, particularly in refugee camps. In summer 2015, he taught English skills and lessons to students and instructors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This past summer, Mr. Morsches trained 25 teachers at a new community school in Irbid, Jordan.