Last week you were able to see a small glimpse into what motivates me, like many others, to wake up every morning and dedicate myself to helping children who struggle with learning disabilities. For me, along with those countless others...it’s personal.
I often find that when we have a personal connection to a cause, we are more likely to gravitate to those things that can help us understand, process, cope, and/or help. My personal connection happened to lead me down the path of special education. First it arose from a desire to become a better advocate for my daughter. Even though I was already a licensed teacher, I was not well versed in special education law or able to thoroughly understand strategies and techniques to help her. Once on this path, I have never looked back.
I also mentioned last week what a fantastic group of individuals I work with here at Springer School and Center. You would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated and altruistic team working for a common cause, the same end goal – the goal of helping children with learning disabilities thrive in an educational environment and succeed in their everyday lives.
An especially exciting aspect of the Springer Experience is the series of community-wide events and workshops. Each year, Springer provides outreach through parent and professional workshops, as well as our popular Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring professionals from throughout the country. One such speaker, Jonathan Mooney, is on the near horizon...October 1st! And I think his message will resonate with many who have children who struggle – or who have struggled themselves – with learning disabilities.
To kick off our fast-approaching Distinguished Speaker Series for the 2020-21 school year featuring Jonathan Mooney, Springer is hosting an initial book club featuring Jonathan’s book, The Short Bus on September 24th. It promises to be an evening full of interesting and fun discussion and comradery. I hope many of you can join us for all of our Mooney-related events; September 24 book club, October 1 Jonathan Mooney himself, and October 22 book club (more information to follow)!
Blogger Lisa Bruns, M.Ed., Special Education, shares her expertise of students with learning disabilities. As a special educator, she has expert knowledge of interventions and accommodations that students may need to succeed in and out of the classroom. If you have questions, please contact Center Director Lisa Bruns at .