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Tora Wright is a graduate from Notre Dame of Maryland University.  She received her MA in Leadership in Teaching and B.A. in Business Administration. Tora Wright has over 10 years community service experience educating youth, parents, and the community about substance abuse prevention and developing retention to prevent negative outcomes.  Her experience also includes volunteering as the Preschool Director for her church and other community programs promoting academia achievement.  Tora Wright recently authored Debug Your Attitude: Get on Track to Success and Andy is Bugged Out About Daycare.

          Tora  is the founder and Executive Director of Youth Speaks.org in Waldorf, MD. Her philosophy is educators are skill builders responsible for developing a solid literacy foundation for adolescents.  Her initiative includes motivating students to be successful in school, training classes for educators, parenting classes, and youth development workshops.  The organization's goal is to strengthen early childhood literacy. Objectives include: 1.To provide fundamental concepts, methodologies, strategies, and tools for educators for implementation in literacy programs.2.Investigate several theoretical perspectives related to learning styles and how learning engagement impact achievement 3.Design activities that will incorporate knowledge of learning theory from cognitive, affective, and physiological perspectives to apply learned concepts. 4.Design effective literacy programs. 5.Examine emotional intelligence and behavioral theories and practices and the impact on learning 6.To supply early childhood educators with literacy corners with the initiative to increase reading activities.