“I look forward to building further on the organization’s outstanding work in helping parents better understand the difficulties their children face, as well as their tremendous potential.”
Terry Ann Weil
Westport, CT (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (SKLD), the Westport, CT-based nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the election of Terry Ann Weil of Rye Brook, NY as President of the organization’s Board of Directors. In addition, Karen Winston Norman of Larchmont, NY has been elected as a member of SKLD’s Board of Directors.
Terry Ann Weil received a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University before working on Wall Street for five years, and subsequently as a salesperson representing a wide array of goods and services. As the mother of two boys with learning differences, she is active in the communities of both the Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT and the Windward School in White Plains, NY where she serves as a member of the PTA Executive Board.
Ms. Weil is an active member of the American Yacht Club of Rye, NY and Deacon of the Rye Presbyterian Church. She joined SKLD’s Board of Directors in August 2012.
“I am honored to become President of the Board of an organization that provides such a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to the families of students with learning disabilities and ADHD,” said Terry Ann Weil. “I look forward to building further on the organization’s outstanding work in helping parents better understand the difficulties their children face, as well as their tremendous potential.”
“I am very pleased, also, to lend my efforts to Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities’ work to de-stigmatize these issues,” Ms. Weil noted, “while helping to embrace these children’s intelligence and creativity.”
The SKLD Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Karen Winston Norman of Larchmont, NY as a member. Ms. Norman brings many years of volunteer and work experience in a variety of corporate, academic, and not-for-profit settings, including 12 years as an IBM Marketing Representative and several years with the Klara Madlin Real Estate firm in New York City. She earned a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Ms. Norman also served as a member of the PTA Executive Board at the Windward School for children with language-based learning disabilities in White Plains, NY and as a Special Education PTA board member in Mamaroneck, NY. She became a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for her son, who was diagnosed with learning disabilities in 2nd grade and is currently a freshman at Tufts University.
“Parenting an LD/ADHD child is a long but rewarding journey down a path that many people don’t expect to be traveling,” said Ms. Norman. “Smart Kids with LD provides much-needed guidance along the way so that parents can advocate on behalf of their children with as much knowledge and confidence as possible. I am thrilled to become part of an organization that supports families and ultimately helps kids live up to their full potential.”
About Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.:
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD). Its mission is to educate, guide and inspire families dealing with disabilities and to change the perception of learning disabilities as a stigmatizing condition. Henry Winkler, the famed actor, director and producer as well as the author of the Hank Zipzer book series about a boy with learning disabilities and ADHD, serves as the organization's Honorary Chairman.