Preparing Boys for Life

The Haverford School Best for Boys Speaker Series

The Science Behind Successful Readers

Dr. Pam Greenblatt
Head of Lower School at The Haverford School

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Join Dr. Pam Greenblatt, Head of Lower School at The Haverford School, to gain practical tips on how to support your young reader at home.

Dr. Greenblatt will highlight the science of reading, including child brain development and the important relationship between oral language skills and literacy. She will explore the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching reading and help parents decipher jargon and examine research as they seek a deeper understanding of early literacy. Parents will get to the basics of helping their children learn to read well and to read often, setting them up for future success.

Presented in partnership with Tredyffrin Public Library.


About Dr. Greenblatt
Dr. Pam Greenblatt is Head of Lower School at The Haverford School, where she developed a structured literacy program and a design thinking curriculum. Dr. Greenblatt joined The Haverford School in 2014 as Director of the Enrichment and Learning Center. She previously worked in several capacities at AIM Academy, including as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University, an M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology from The George Washington University, and an Ed.D. Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more from Dr. Greenblatt in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece titled “Common Core school standards keep failing, but they don’t have to” >

About the Lecture Series

The Haverford School's Best for Boys speaker series invites the community to learn about topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys.

The events are free and open to the public.

Past Best for Boys Speakers

John Urschel: Thinking Quantitatively

Dr. Michael Baime: Mindfulness and the Constricted Spirit

Paul Assaiante: Achieving Success Through Failure

Michael Reichert and Janet Heed: The Boy Behind the Mask

Laurie Bodine and Bill Brady: Lead Well, Be Well, Do Well

Jay Greytok: Boys to Men

Michael Reichert: Boyhood in the 21st Century

Upcoming Lectures