The Fonz Inspires Oklahoma Teachers


Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 10:04 pm
By: News 9


By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Actor Henry Winkler was in Oklahoma City to speak about dealing with dyslexia, a learning disability Winkler struggles with.

He played the Fonz, a high school dropout on Happy Days, but he was the one inspiring teachers Thursday night.

He spoke about dealing with dyslexia as the keynote speaker at a benefit dinner for the Payne Education Center, which trains teachers to remediate dyslexia.

He's scheduled to make a guest appearance on Numbers on CBS on Friday, May 8

Winkler has also written a series of children's books based on his own learning differences.