Marybeth Flachbart

Marybeth directs the Region 17 Comprehensive Center and designs technical assistance and professional development for projects related to literacy, school improvement, and educational leadership. She previously served as chief executive officer of the Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit think tank for literacy solutions, and as deputy superintendent for student achievement and school improvement at the Idaho State Department of Education. She’s worked with legislators, school board members, superintendents, state education agencies, and private foundations to meet the needs of all learners. Marybeth received a B.A. from Marymount Manhattan College, New York, an M.Ed. from Fairfield University, Connecticut, and an Ed.D. from Boise State University.

Being at Education Northwest gives me an opportunity to apply evidenced-based practices where it counts most—in the classroom. Daily, I have a chance to bring the science to scale.

Leader – Literacy and Whole System Reform


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Blog Posts

Helping Students With Dyslexia Find Their Reading Motivation


August 23rd, 2019

Teachers can create a rich learning experience for everyone by providing the necessary accommodations for students with dyslexia, while also embracing their unique skills and perspectives.

Developing the Strengths of Students with Dyslexia: Six Teaching Strategies


February 17th, 2017

Students with dyslexia are intelligent but struggle to "crack the code" of written language. What can educators do to best support them in the classroom?

Looking Back on Our First 50 Years: Building a Foundation for Change in Idaho


October 20th, 2015

As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are running a series on the work we do with the five states that make up our region. This post looks at how Idaho is changing and what’s needed to meet the demands of an evolving workforce.