Rachel Slaughter, Ed.D. ‘19, has been selected to speak at the World Literacy Summit at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom
Rachel Slaughter, Ed.D. '19, a global speaker and teacher at Penn Wood Middle School, will present her research about combating illiteracy at the World Literacy Summit at the University of Oxford in April 2023. The summit brings together leaders from 85 countries representing over two-thirds of the world's population, and all with a single focus - advocating, championing and educating on the vital importance of improving literacy levels across the globe. It's the world's largest gathering of international literacy specialists and Slaughter will engage the audience in discussions and activities outlined in her textbooks titled Turning the Page: The Ultimate Guide for Teachers to Multicultural Literature and Turning the Page: A Guide to Securing Multicultural Literature for Schools.
Slaughter has worked for over 30 years as an educator and has previously presented at international conferences in Ireland and Brazil. She holds a doctorate from Widener University in reading with an emphasis on cognitive studies.