Square Pegs Ambassadors play an important role is raising awareness in our community about the need for improved recognition, understand and action to support children with dyslexia to enjoy learning and achieve their potential.
We invite you to be a champion in your community for children with dyslexia and related learning differences and young people’s aspirations for a better future; and to share your stories with us so others can learn from your activities and successes.
Dr Judith Hudson - Ambassador
Judith was appointed as our first Ambassador in 2014 in recognition of her work at the University of Tasmania and within the community to raise awareness of dsylexia, improve teacher training and support Square Pegs in its vision to ensure all children can enjoy learning and reach their potential. Judith has an amazing amount of energy and passion for supporting people with dyslexia.
Felix Ismay - Youth Ambassador
Felix is Square Peg’s first Youth Ambassador. Felix is 15 years old and has a strong interest in computers and IT. Felix is passionate about raising awareness of dyslexia and the need to ensure that students with dyslexia are empowered to fully participate in the curriculum and enjoy learning. Felix would like to see more accommodations for assessments and 100% of teachers aware of dyslexia and how it impacts students.
Georgina Porter - Ambassador
Gina is the mother of two children, including a teenager with dyslexia. Gina is also the co-founder of Square Pegs and a passionate advocate for children with dyslexia. Her energy and enthusiasm for creating change ensured that Square Pegs became more than just a dream.
We would be delighted if you were interested in becoming a Square Pegs Dyslexia Ambassador.
The duties are light – to keep up with developments in support for children with dyslexia in Tasmania, for example, by visiting this website when there is something new to read; to be a champion in your community for children with dyslexia and related learning differences and young people’s aspirations for a better future; and to share your stories with us so others can learn from your activities and successes.
The rewards will be an increased understanding of dyslexia in the community, and stronger community support for increasing educational achievements and aspirations of young people who learn differently.
To contact us expressing your interest in becoming an Square Pegs Ambassador, please click on the button below and send us an email with your name, position (if appropriate), your contact details and anything else you would to tell us about yourself and your interest in improving outcomes for children with dyslexia.
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