Dr. Jackie Olson Appointed CEO of The Literacy Academy

October 13th, 2009

Jackie Olson, EdD has been appointed CEO of The Literacy Academy. Dr. Olson is also the Vice President of the Academy's parent company, The Literacy Company.

The Literacy Academy offers workshops focusing on teaching silent reading fluency - effective and efficient speed reading. It teaches individuals of all ages to read better and faster, with improved comprehension, retention and recall.

Dr. Olson, a recognized curriculum specialist, has worked with the Arizona Department of Education in the formation of Arizona's Academic Standards and Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) in Mathematics and Reading.

Her Bachelor's degree is in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading instruction. Her Master's degree is in Elementary Education, with a focus on English Language Learners.  Her Doctorate degree is from Arizona State University, with some coursework completed at the University of London, Institute of Education, and is in Education Administration and Supervision.

The Literacy Academy's workshops train individuals, of all ages, to improve reading fluency, mental agility and memorization, note-taking and study skills. In addition, corporate workshops teach Time Management methods and strategies. High school and college students are offered Test Prep workshops for ACT and SAT tests, and teach efficient reading skills in conjunction with test preparation strategies.

The Literacy Academy's offerings are designed to assist individuals in dealing with today's information based society, in which all individuals are ultimately judged on their ability to read.

The Literacy Academy is located at 13901 N. 73rd St., Suite 214, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

Please visit website www.ReadFaster.com/workshops or call 480-998-3502 for more information.



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