Bill Keeney is a nationally recognized expert in helping adolescents with learning differences to prepare for the advanced literacy skills that college demands. He graduated with a BA from Columbia University and has a Masters and Ph.D. from Boston University. He has been a life-long educator, with fifteen years in high schools and twelve years of college teaching experience.
He has presented nationally on issues related to teaching fluency, assistive technology, and reading comprehension for college-bound adolescents. For over a decade, he has led the English Department at Delaware Valley Friends School, the premier college-preparatory school in the country for students with learning differences. More than this, however, he is a creative, engaging, and talented teacher whose students climb to greater heights of academic achievement under his tutelage.
Dr. Keeney’s experience in public schools, in universities, and in a school for learning different students affords him a wide range of teaching strategies and techniques for all types of students. He is an expert at diagnosing not only individual areas of weakness, but also distinctive areas of learning strength and then marshalling those strengths to ease student workload and increase achievement. He also brings advanced knowledge of assistive technologies – from audio to voice recognition software – that help LD students achieve. You will learn how you learn best, and how to make the most of those abilities to learn.
In 2007, Dr. Keeney was awarded the Chester County Library’s Literacy Hero Award for his advanced teaching for students with learning differences, primarily dyslexia and AD/HD. He serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and was co-chair of PBIDA’s annual conference in 2008 and 2009.