Woodlynde School is Proud to Announce that Its Own Penny Moldofsky is This Year’s Janet L. Hoopes Award Winner

Penny Moldofsky, Director of The Literacy Institute at Woodlynde School, has been chosen as the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Janet L. Hoopes Award. 

As described by the International Dyslexia Association, the Janet L. Hoopes Award was established in 2003 to hon​or the memory of Dr. Janet L. Hoopes, a dedicated Board Member and Professor Emeritus at Bryn Mawr College. This prestigious award is presented at the Annual Fall PBIDA Conference to an individual or individuals in Pennsylvania or Delaware who have made a significant contribution to the education of those with learning differences. Penny was unanimously voted to be presented with the award at this year’s conference, taking place on October 3, 2020. 

Penny graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Education with a specialization in English, and with a M.S. with specialization in reading. Penny started at Woodlynde School in 1986 and has changed the lives of students for nearly 35 years by giving them the gift of learning to read. She went on to become the Director of The Literacy Institute at Woodlynde School in 2011. She is also a trainer for the Wilson Reading System®, a Wilson® Dyslexia Specialist, and a Pennsylvania Certified Reading Specialist II.  

As Director of The Literacy Institute, Penny encourages you to attend Building Resilience and Self-Esteem: Best Practices for Parents (and teachers) at this year’s annual PBIDA conference on Saturday, October 3. She also encourages you to attend The Literacy Institute’s upcoming three-part Speaker Series Building Executive Functions During a Time of Uncertainty:  Distance and Blended Learning—Parents and Teachers Working Together by Dr. Cheryl Chase in October. 
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.