Lori Wendt, Center for Dyslexia

May 15, 2023 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Lori Wendt, Center for Dyslexia

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
Dyslexia marketing and outreach associate

What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work?  
I have the privilege of representing Scottish Rite by marketing our new curricula. I do this by organizing exhibit space and presenting at conferences. I also assist with training for our curricula, Build and Bridges.   

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here? 
My first job was at a store that sold different flavors of popcorn. I taught first grade and then worked for HIT Entertainment where I was responsible for the educational content and outreach for Barney & Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine, Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder on PBS. I returned to teaching and then started here at Scottish Rite one year ago! 

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite? 
The positive energy and sense of hope are what I enjoy most about Scottish Rite.

Tell us something about your job that others might not already know? 
This job has brought my life full circle. My children were both diagnosed here with dyslexia. Now that they are 19 and 22, I see every day what a difference intervention makes. It makes me so proud to be part of the Center for Dyslexia!

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been? 
My husband and I took our four kids to Austria. We went to the most amazing, unique restaurant! You had to walk up a mountain to get there and then you rode a sled down after dinner. It was an amazing experience! 

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? 
I love to watch football! My football-loving dad had three daughters, so we all grew up watching football with him!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

What’s one fun fact about yourself?
I am married to the voice of Barney the Dinosaur! I loved working with Barney so much that I married him!


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