Athena is seeking a new Board of Trustee member with a research background in dyslexia and/or neuroscience to serve as a Trustee or Board Advisor to manage the Board’s partnerships with academic institutions, including the University of California-San Francisco and Stanford. In particular, the Board is seeking individuals with the following experience:
Published in academic journals;
Effective communicator, with a proven ability to translate complex scientific concepts to an inexperienced audience.
Special emphasis on translational medicine or translation science. PhD a plus.
OUR VISION Athena Academy’s vision is to become a leading institution for the teaching of dyslexic students. We will achieve this vision by developing, applying, and validating innovative teaching methods based on scientific research, and then share these methods with others with the goal of serving as many dyslexic students as possible.
Athena Academy is a nonprofit school for highly dyslexic children in grades 1-8. Despite struggling to learn how to read and write, these students are incredibly bright and gifted, and their creative strengths often exceed those of typical students. In fact, over 35 percent of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic, compared to 15 percent of the entire population. Serving on the Board of Athena is not just an investment in these children; it’s an investment in the future of innovation.
Located in Palo Alto, Athena is part Hogwarts and part Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Fictional comparison’s aside, Athena’s teaching methods are based on leading neuroscience research that is revolutionizing how to teach dyslexic children, causing top universities to take note. Despite recently achieving statewide accreditation, Athena remains an up-start, plucky, and unconventional school with a Board that tries to match the administration’s unique charm, vision, and performance.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
525 San Antonio AvePalo Alto, CA94306
September 24, 2020
Orientation or Training
5-6 Board Meetings per year @ 2.5 hours each, plus 5-10 committee meetings per year @ 1-2 hours each, plus preparation time
Someone with a passion and/or curiosity toward education or dyslexia. We have successful older Board members who have contributed their experience and wisdom, as well as younger members who bring a lot of time/energy and grow into leadership roles.