Two Alumnae Join Board
Invernizzi, a literacy expert who holds an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Washington College, was appointed to a four-year term. She will serve on two Board committees: Academic Affairs and Admissions & Student Financial Aid.
With master’s and doctoral degrees in reading education from the University of Virginia, Invernizzi now serves as UVA’s Henderson Professor of Reading Education and Director of the McGuffey Reading Center in the Curry School of Education. She is the primary author of Virginia’s statewide literacy assessment program, PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening) and Principal Investigator of a $1.6 million grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences to develop a comparable literacy assessment for Spanish-speaking students in primary grades. As a founder of Book Buddies, a nationally recognized reading tutorial for struggling readers, Invernizzi’s research continues to revolve around evidence-based practices for the prevention of reading difficulties.
Margaret Goldstein Janney ’76, daughter of Washington College’s longest-serving Board member, is a gubernatorial appointment to the Board. Janney is a realtor in Naples, FL. She and her husband, Bill Janney ’76, are active in the Southwest Florida alumni chapter. Janney, a former member of the President’s Leadership Council and the Alumni Council, now serves on the Board committees of Student Affairs and Admissions & Student Financial Aid.