Awards


Wilson Anderson Service Award

The KSMO Branch of the International Dyslexia Association awards the Wilson Anderson Service award once a year. Many of you know how many years Wilson Anderson put into getting our branch up and running. Watch this page in the future for our next nomination window. The award winner receives a handsome certificate and FREE one-day conference registration to be used at one of the next 3 KMSO IDA conferences. Criteria for the award are threefold:

1) Must be an IDA member

2) Must have a positive record of informing the community about dyslexia and related disorders either as a professional or a volunteer or both

3) Must actively support the goals of IDA and KSMO Branch

 

Previous Award Recipients


National Teachers Hall of Fame recognizes Diana King with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. King was the co-founder of the Kildonan school in New York state for students with dyslexia.  She has worked over six decades teaching students with Dyslexia. Check out her book: “One by One” where she talks about her work with students. 

Read more about Ms. King and her school.

Wilson Anderson Service Award
2012 Recipient – Billie Calvary

The Wilson Anderson Service Award began in 2003. It is named in honor of Wilson Anderson, who spearheaded the foundation of an IDA branch for Kansas and Missouri. The annual award is presented at our spring conference, and its purpose is to honor those, like Wilson Anderson, who have served the cause of IDA in Kansas and Missouri.

The recipient is chosen by a committee selected from the Board of Directors We invite letters of recommendation for the committee to consider.
The criteria for selection are:

  • membership in IDA
  • positive record of informing the community about dyslexia and related disorders either as a professional or a volunteer or both
  • active support of the goals of IDA Kansas Missouri Branch

The recipients to date have been:

  • 2003 Sandra Chichester
  • 2004 Wesli Johnson
  • 2005 Jill Breymer – Archer
  • 2006 Jeanine Phillips – Wichita, KS
  • 2007 Michele Berg, Ph.D. – Topeka, KS
  • 2008 Lorrie Wolf – Parkville, MO

Please submit letters of recommendation to:

ksmoida@gmail.com with Anderson Service Award in the subject line.


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