Faith Borkowsky

Founder, High Five Literacy

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Faith Borkowsky, the founder of High Five Literacy, LLC, is an internationally respected and sought-after literacy consultant, certified dyslexia practitioner, and award-winning author and speaker. She has over thirty-five years of experience in literacy instruction - as a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, regional literacy coach, administrator, and private tutor. Faith counsels and provides professional development for school districts and teachers, and offers parent workshops, presentations, and private consultations on science-based literacy practices. She is the author of the award-winning book, Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention, and the “If Only I Would Have Known…” series of books, conceived as a roadmap for literacy-readiness and success for parents of young children.

Faith regularly blogs about literacy issues and tirelessly advocates for community-based solutions to promote literacy for all children and social justice. She works with school districts, nonprofit organizations, and community-based literacy professionals all over the world, and, in 2021, Faith was a finalist for the World Literacy Foundation Award for her significant contributions to literacy. Faith is honored to have had a role in the 2022 feature-length documentary, The Truth About Reading, and is currently co-host of The Literacy View, an engaging and inclusive podcast encouraging respectful discussion and debate on current issues in education. In January 2024, Faith and administrators from the Lynbrook School District on Long Island presented at the Everyone Reading Conference in New York City about the district’s courageous transition to a Speech-to-Print Structured Literacy approach under her consultancy.

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The Truth About Reading Panel

24 June 2024, 12:00 AM
Angela Hanlin Donna Hejtmanek Faith Borkowsky Julie Vanlier