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The New Community School
September 28, 2010

The New Community School was my first teaching position out of college. I had never considered teaching at a private school, much less, one that served students with dyslexia. Thank God I did! That was the best thing I could have done for me personally, as a professional teacher. The faculty and staff at TNCS were the epitome of caring, loyal, dedicated educators who would stop at nothing to help the students find academic success (as well as athletic and social success), but more importantly, self worth. To see the positive change in attitude toward academics and life in general by the students is what the teaching profession is all about. Unfortunately, my time at TNCS was brief (4 years) due to family matters that required moving two states away. However, the mountain top experience I had teaching and coaching at TNCS has sustained me as I have moved on to public school education. I now know what education utopia is and where it is located -- in Richmond, Virginia at The New Community School.

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the world of educating students with language learning difficulties. I've seen students change their attitude in the positive direction toward learning and school in general. 85% of these students go on to further their education post high school.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1999

MY ROLE:
Former staff & I taught math and coached volleyball, basketball, and softball.