2022 Lexia Learning’s Founder, Robert Arthur Lemire, Dies at Eighty-Nine

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BOSTON (June 23, 2022) Lexia® Studying, a Cambium Studying® Group firm, is saddened to announce that the corporate’s founder, Robert A. Lemire died on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Lemire was eighty-nine and handed away following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s illness.

Lemire created Lexia Studying in 1984 after watching his son wrestle to study to learn. Lemire obtained steering from his buddy, Dr. Edwin Cole, a famous neurologist, head of the Studying Clinic on the Massachusetts Common Hospital and the founding father of a number of faculties for college kids with dyslexia like his son. Lemire realized that many different kids had studying difficulties and most of them didn’t have the sources that his household did.

Along with neighbor Dr. Littleton Meeks, an knowledgeable in expertise, Lemire and Dr. Cole determined to create an organization that may use laptop expertise to assist college students obtain the specific, systematic, and customized instruction they wanted to turn out to be profitable readers and assured learners. In 1992, Lexia expanded its mission to serve not solely readers with dyslexia however all readers from newcomers and inclusive of struggling readers. In the present day, the corporate serves greater than 5.5 million college students throughout greater than 3,300 faculty districts in all 50 states and territories.

Earlier than founding Lexia, Lemire ran his personal one-person investment-advisory agency, Lemire and Co., which he began within the mid-Seventies. This intuition for entrepreneurship first manifested whereas Lemire labored in company underwriting at Paine, Webber, Jackson, & Curtis when he and Howard Reynolds ran a nightly radio present known as Highlight on Enterprise. After receiving an MBA from Harvard Enterprise Faculty in 1958, Lemire began his enterprise profession by writing case research for a Boston consulting agency.

Lemire additionally served as a frontrunner and educator for a number of environmental causes. He was chair of the Lincoln Conservation Committee in Massachusetts from 1966 to 1981. He taught communities throughout the nation to cluster new developments and save open house. He additionally taught these ideas on the Rhode Island Faculty of Design, the Harvard Graduate Faculty of Design, and the Conway Faculty of Panorama Design. Lemire was additionally a advisor for the Nature Conservancy, the Conservation Basis, and different nationwide organizations.

In 1979, he printed a e-book “Inventive Land Growth: Bridge to the Future” by way of Houghton Mifflin and his seminal work, “Educate Me to Learn:  The Early Historical past of Lexia Studying Programs, the Mission, and the Boy Who Impressed it All” in 2014.

In 1972, the Massachusetts Audubon Society awarded Lemire its Motion Award. Governor Michael Dukakis appointed him to the Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Fee and to the Residents Water Provide Committee, the place Lemire served as a member of the manager committee for a number of years.

“Even proper out of school, Bob exemplified service and management by serving as a junior officer within the Navy,” Lexia Studying President, Nick Gaehde mentioned. “By dwelling his life by these ideas, Bob has left an indelible mark on communities all through America and on us at Lexia. We’re dedicated to sustaining these ideas as a part of his legacy and to carrying his mission ahead by making the ability of literacy training accessible to all.”

About Lexia Studying

Lexia® Studying, a Cambium Studying® Group firm, is the structured literacy knowledgeable. For over 35 years, the corporate has targeted solely on literacy, and as we speak, gives a full spectrum of options for each college students and academics. With strong choices for differentiated instruction, customized studying, evaluation, {and professional} studying, Lexia helps extra learners learn, write, and converse with confidence. For extra info, go to www.lexialearning.com.

About Cambium Studying Group

Cambium Studying® Group is the training necessities firm, offering award-winning training expertise and companies for Ok-12 markets. With an deliberately curated portfolio of revered international manufacturers, Cambium serves as a frontrunner within the training house, serving to hundreds of thousands of educators and college students really feel extra universally valued daily. In all the pieces it does, the corporate focuses on the weather which are most important to the success of training, delivering less complicated, extra sure options that make a significant distinction proper now. To study extra, go to www.cambiumlearning.com or observe Cambium on Fb, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Medium. The Cambium household of corporations contains: Cambium Evaluation, Lexia® Studying, Studying A-Z®, Voyager Sopris Studying®, ExploreLearning®, Time4Learning®, and Kurzweil Training®.

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