Dorothy Rich, EdD, is founder and president of the nonprofit Home and School Institute (HSI), based in Washington, DC. An acclaimed expert in family educational involvement, Dr. Rich is the author of the original MegaSkills publications and the developer of the MegaSkills training programs, used by more than four thousand schools across the United States and abroad. In her lifetime of work in the field, she has focused on helping families and educators team together to build achievement in school and beyond.
Dorothy Rich's work has received the A+ for Breaking the Mold Award from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as recognition from the MacArthur Foundation and other distinguished foundations. Her work has been researched, tested, and found to be effective in raising student achievement, decreasing discipline problems, increasing time spent on homework, and decreasing time spent watching TV. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NBC's Today, Education Week, ABC's Good Morning America, and Reader's Digest.