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>Dr. Billie J. Askew, a TWU Distinguished Alumna, Cornaro Professor Emerita of Reading, and founder of the Reading Recovery program at TWU in 1989, is internationally recognized for her work in early literacy and the prevention of literacy difficulties.

The Dr. Billie J. Askew Endowment was created in honor of Askew by her colleagues, friends and family to support advancement in literacy in the TWU Reading Recovery program.

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Under her leadership, TWU built school-university partnerships with more than 50 school districts in a dozen states. Askew is past president of the Reading Recovery Council of North America and the North American Reading Recovery Trainers Group. She also represented the United States on the Board of the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization.

The annual Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute was named in her honor upon her retirement from TWU. Askew has been an influential leader and invaluable contributor to the national and international Reading Recovery enterprise.

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