Happy New Year!
Its 2018, and I welcome this New Year with an open heart and mind. The last year was one of uncertainty and change and so with that I say “Bring it on 2018!”
In my first two months as the Executive Director I learned a great deal of information about dyslexia, learning differences, and the programs we offer. The Barton Reading & Spelling System was specifically designed for people with dyslexia or a learning disability. The Rock Solid Math program was specifically designed for people with dyscalculia or difficulty with numbers. These two fantastic strategies work directly to bring reading and math skills up to and beyond grade level. While reading and math are just two subjects in school, these are lifelong skills necessary for everyone at any age.
Closing out 2017…
I’ve been introducing myself to parents, meeting with new families, and getting into the community. I’ve attended workshops and networking functions through the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, I met with the chair of the membership committee for the Rotary Club of Appleton, and I completed orientation at The Volunteer Center. I even interviewed with WHBY, and Dyslexia Reading Connection will be showcased on January 18th.
Hello New Year…
Building awareness is going to be the key for 2018 and January is going to be a busy month. I’m meeting with the Executive Director of Alternative Center for Education, attending workshops with the Community Foundation, meeting the Superintendent of Appleton Area School District, and attending several dyslexia workshops in the community. I’m sending out information to local schools and medical professionals to increase awareness as well.
As always, my door is open. I seek your feedback and suggestions, so please don’t be shy.
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year!