Lyn Pollard is a passionate advocate for literacy, accessibility, and inclusion for individuals with special needs and learning differences. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing an MA in Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Pollard's extensive background includes leading strategic communication, digital strategy, and mobilization efforts for literacy programs, legislation, and implementation of federal, state, and local dyslexia, literacy, and special education laws in public schools. She has also developed and led parent engagement and partnership strategy efforts related to learning disabilities and special education for non-profit organizations such as Understood.org and the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
As the Kids Inclusion Coordinator for the Special Needs Ministry at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, Pollard leads a large team of volunteer leaders and coordinates support for children and students with special and additional needs. She has also served as an advisory-board member for literacy-focused non-profit organizations and has advocated for literacy and inclusion issues at the White House and the U.S. Department of Education.
Pollard's freelance work includes writing and editing content for various clients, including personal opinion essays for publications such as the New York Times and the Houston Chronicle about her own family's experience with learning differences, special education, and inclusive learning environments. Additionally, she co-led the development of social media strategy and trained parent volunteer leaders across the U.S. as part of the Decoding Dyslexia parent-led grassroots advocacy movement.
To summarize, Lyn Pollard is a skilled communicator, passionate advocate, and experienced leader in the areas of literacy, accessibility, and inclusion. She has extensive experience in strategic communication, digital strategy, and mobilization efforts related to dyslexia, literacy, and special education laws in public schools. Additionally, she has significant experience leading volunteer teams and coordinating support for children and students with special needs.