Operational VP, Nemours BrightStart!
Organization: Nemours Children's Health System
Dr. Bailet earned her B.A. at Wake Forest University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a licensed school psychologist and assistant professor, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She has expertise on a wide range of learning problems, including dyslexia and autism. She established and directed the Neurocognitive Assessment Program within the Division of Neurology at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., for 18 years before creating the Nemours BrightStart! initiative. This innovative program promotes reading success and prevents reading failure by combining the fields of neuroscience, population health, child development, and education, to create powerful tools that level the playing field for all budding readers. Dr. Bailet has conducted research and published numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has won numerous community awards and is currently a member of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Board.