Founder & Executive Dyslexic
Dean Bragonier is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem.
Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia and after struggling through the traditional secondary education system, Dean became a diligent and successful college student who developed a true love of learning at Bates College. Upon graduation, Dean embraced his entrepreneurial instincts and acquired a small seasonal restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard Island that he transformed into a successful full-scale enterprise. It was through this endeavor that he was able to contextualize his years of laborious academic learning and discover the true gifts of his dyslexic mind.
As a social entrepreneur, Dean has founded his own nonprofit organizations and served as board member and advisor to a number of others. NoticeAbility is the culmination of Dean’s passion for education and his conviction that the advantages of dyslexia far outweigh its associated challenges.
DISTINCTIONS IN SERVICE
2018 – 2022 NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
Baltimore | Maryland
2016 POWER LAUNCH SOCIAL IMPACT FELLOW
Boston | Massachusetts
2015 TEDX SPEAKER
Martha’s Vineyard | Massachusetts
2015 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
The Lab School | Washington, DC