Board of Directors
Slingerland® Literacy Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors who serve on a volunteer basis.
- Joan Beauregard, Board President
- Jen Fukutaki, Board Vice President/Treasurer
- Beverly J. Wolf, Board Secretary
- Toni Altug
Joan Beauregard has served in the field of education for over 44 years. She is currently a Partner at Educators’ Collaborative, and she serves as Strategic Initiatives consultant for Hamlin Robinson School. For the past 26 years Joan has been the Head or Interim Head of five schools including St. Thomas School (WA), Giddens School (WA), The Little School (WA), The Oaks School (CA) and Hamlin Robinson School (WA). She has been active in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), serving as a trustee for over 15 years and holding many leadership positions. She was also president of the WA Federation of Independent Schools. Joan is a member of the Country Day School Headmaster’s Association and also Head Mistresses of the East. She has served on the boards of many independent schools and other organizations and also on over a dozen accreditation teams. She is a founding faculty member of Pathways to Leadership, a program for aspiring woman leaders. Joan holds a B.A. in English and Education from Annhurst College, a M.A.T. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Federal City College and her WA Administrative Credentials from Seattle Pacific University.
Jen is the Director of Community Services for the HRS Learning Center at Hamlin Robinson School, having previously served as the Advancement Director at HRS. Her other roles have included Director of Fund Development at Densho (WA); Librarian at St. Thomas School (WA), Research Project Director at both ARBOR, Inc. (PA) and DRI (CA), Associate Research Project Director at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising (Los Angeles), and Research Analyst at Bozell, Inc. Advertising (Los Angeles). Jen holds a Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of Washington (ischool Scholarship Award) as well as a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Texas Christian University (Magna cum Laude).
Bev Wolf first met Beth Slingerland and was introduced to the Slingerland® Approach when a family member faced struggles with reading. After witnessing the success of this approach, she became a supporter for life. She continues to author, create lesson plans, and present workshops nationally. Bev has been a classroom teacher, tutor, Slingerland® Consultant for Renton Public Schools, Dean of Faculty for the Slingerland® Literacy Institute, and is a former Head of Hamlin Robinson School. Bev is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and has served on the IDA Council of Advisors. She is honored to have received The John and Beth Slingerland Award from the Puget Sound Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Bev is the author of many articles and books about dyslexia, creative activities for the classroom, and language-related guides for classroom teachers. Her most recent book is Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia (2016), co-authored with Virginia W. Berninger.