Peggy Stern has been an independent film Producer/Director for more than 30 years. Her dyslexia led her to filmmaking and animation at a young age. In March 2006 Ms. Stern won the Oscar for Best Animated Short, as producer and co-writer (with renowned animator John Canemaker), of The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation. Ms. Stern has worked for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Home Box Office (HBO), Turner Classic Movies, Teachers College at Columbia University, The Galaxy Classroom Project, the National PTA, the National YWCA, and Studio in a School. Ms. Stern’s independently produced films have been shown worldwide. In her role as Dyslexiaville's founder, she engages with children, parents, and teachers, and she speaks at conferences across the country about the dyslexic experience and her vision to change the future for the next generation of dyslexics by using the power and beauty of digital storytelling. She received her BA from Harvard University.