Dr. Kaufman has been a leader in her field for many years. She has participated in national efforts to improve reading instruction in our schools. During her career, she served as President of the New England Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, President of the Massachusetts Council for Learning Disabilities, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association, Chairman of the New England Joint Conference on Learning Disabilities, and Member of the Governor’s Special Education Advisory Group for Massachusetts.
She taught for several years in the Graduate Language and Literacy Program at Simmons College in Boston and in the School of Education at Wheelock College. She worked in several of the leading clinics including Boston Children’s Hospital, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and the Learning Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Sandra Doran holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Atlantic Union College, a master’s degree in communication from Andrews University, and a doctorate in special education from Boston University, where she developed a specialty in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She has enjoyed a combined career in writing and education and is a popular speaker among school and church groups.
Sandra has taught on every level from pre-school through graduate school and has served as principal of two schools. As an adjunct and student-teacher supervisor, she has worked with Atlantic Union College, Southern Adventist University, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Boston University, Tufts University, Lesley University, Providence College, and the University of Central Florida. Her website, TheTeacherTrack, provides resources for teachers around the country.
Leigh's professional background is in communications, having received a Master’s in Communications from USC Annenberg School of Communications, and having worked in various parts of the entertainment industry for 20 years, specifically in television and film development and production.
She is currently Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies.