Akeela Azcuy, PhD
Dr. Azcuy is a co-founder of the Literacy Academy Collective (LAC), a school design team that is creating the first New York City Department of Education public school designed to educate children with language-based learning disabilities by providing evidence-based explicit systematic instruction using multisensory structured literacy. Her expertise provides the psychological, executive functioning and social emotional learning considerations that are needed for the creation of LAC.
She earned a B.A. in Psychology, with a concentration in Developmental Psychology, from Williams College, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychological from Long Island University, with specialized training in child and adolescent clinical psychology.
Dr. Azcuy is a mother of 2 children with dyslexia and the daughter of a dyslexic father. She has lived her life bearing witness to the intersectionality of race and disability and is committed to ensuring equitable student access to culturally responsive, evidence-based structured literacy instruction.