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Kennedy Elementary School principal Todd Goggleye, from left, talks recently with Cameron Selander and Israel Sonara in their classroom at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. Goggleye has dyslexia, a learning disability that he rarely discussed until recently. He has been sharing his story with students facing similar struggles, giving the students a real-life example of someone who achieved his educational goals despite the challenges of his learning disability. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

By succeeding with dyslexia, Kennedy Elementary principal shows kids ‘you can be anything you want’

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WILLMAR — Todd Goggleye is proud of the story of a little girl who encouraged a classmate by saying, “Remember, you can be anything you want, just like Mr. Goggleye.”


The special education students at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar were some of the first to know that Goggleye, their principal, has dyslexia, a learning disability.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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