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Unite Your Passion and Profession to Make a Difference
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Susan Hall, Ed.D., Co-Founder and President, 95 Percent Group Inc.
Sponsored by Girls Thinking Global
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Watch a recorded edWebinar with Susan Hall, the co-founder and president of 95 Percent Group, Inc. Susan talks about her leadership journey, which started with a Harvard MBA and a career with two Fortune 500 companies, then took a new turn as she and her husband co-founded 95 Percent Group.
Susan entered Harvard Business School and the corporate world at a time when it was still new for women to aspire to a top management position. Gender discrimination existed then, and is still a much-discussed issue today. Susan saw the writing on the wall. At the same time, she saw through the experiences of her son, how schools were not helping struggling readers, so she began researching reading development, completed a doctorate in education, and co-founded 95 Percent Group.
Susan says, “Now my passion and my profession are totally united.” In this edWebinar, learn more about Susan’s journey, and the qualities she has found to be most important:
- High integrity and honesty
- Authentic passion for your mission
- The willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is needed to get the job done
The business skills Susan learned have helped her run the company successfully, but she feels fortunate that she was able to leave the corporate world and find more meaning and fulfillment by founding an education company that addresses the challenge of inadequate teacher knowledge so more children will learn to read by the end of 3rd grade. The company provides professional development to over 1,500 elementary schools each year.
About the Presenter
Susan L. Hall, Ed.D. is the co-founder of 95 Percent Group Inc., a nationally recognized leader in RTI, data analysis, and 95 Percent reading instruction. Dr. Hall has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant to districts and schools in the field of reading intervention. She is a sought-after speaker at reading conferences nationwide and has authored seven books, including the bestselling I’ve DIBEL’ed, Now What? and Implementing Response to Intervention. Dr. Hall was named by the US Department of Education as a member of the Reading First Review Panel. She is a leading expert on the use of DIBELS® and LETRS® and has developed proprietary tools that teachers use to help interpret student data. Dr. Hall is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the advisory board of the Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, and is a former national board member of the International Dyslexia Association. Susan graduated cum laude from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, earned a Master’s in Business Administration at Harvard University, and a doctorate in education from National Louis University.
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