Secretary and Member Board of Directors
Amy Tompkins is a passionate dyslexia crusader. She was diagnosed with Dyslexia in the third grade and experienced first-hand how students struggle in an educational system that is not designed for them. Through great determination and grit Amy graduated from California State Long Beach with honors. Through a wide variety of work experience, she learned to thrive in a creative and technology-based career.
Amy is also an active and proud mother of three children. Two of Amy’s children have IEP’s, and so she understands the emotional, physical and time demands that are needed to manage the special education system. Her oldest son has dyslexia and is in high school. His journey through the educational system has been a tough and enlightening experience. The reality that not much has changed since Amy was in school. Learning how appropriate identification and services are tough to find.
In her spare time, Amy is dedicated to giving back to the community. She volunteers her time as a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the West Orange Coast Consortium of Special Education. She has held positions as voting member and Vice President. Amy is also co-organizer of the Decoding Dyslexia California Parent Support Group, Huntington Beach chapter. She enjoys supporting other parents through their dyslexia journeys and helps to encourage, empower, and share ideas and resources. When the opportunity to be a Board Member of Dyslexia Voice, Amy jumped at the amazing opportunity to be able to give back in exciting new ways. Most of all, Amy looks forward to making positive changes to the children and families that are a part of the dyslexic community.