We are so proud of our local crusader for literacy, Kay MacPhee. She has developed several programs that have helped children and adults learn to read, as well as techniques to help deaf children learn how to speak and read. That’s really very understated as you will gather as you read on. This past Tuesday, the Junior Achievement of Prince Edward Island has named her one of the inductees into the PEI Business Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Kay! We’re so very proud of you.
The link to the following article from the Globe & Mail (April 2016) highlights what a treasure we have in this remarkable woman.
CBC had this to say about the recent acknowledgement:
“Kay MacPhee is the developer of the teaching company SpellRead, which she sold to education giant Kaplan, and co-founder of Ooka Island Inc., a literacy program for young children which she sold to Scholastic. She was inspired by her son who was born deaf.”