Last year was my grandsons first year at Fundamental Learning Center. He came from the public school system where there was "No time" for his special needs. Having dyslexia, he just does things differently. What a change after only three months! FLC has caring teachers who are trained to help these kids learn. Small classes of 4 or 5 give them the attention they need to learn. They do things differently here and the results are amazing! My grandson starts second grade this year and I am so proud of him and all he has achieved with FLC's Help. This is a wonderful school!!
My daughter is highly intelligent but severely dyslexic. When she was young, her inability to learn how to read when others were easily learning was devastating to her. Several years passed, and dyslexia put her in a box of lost potential she couldn't escape from. Then we found out about Fundamental Learning Center. Through the wonderful, loving, and effective tutors there, she was able to learn to read and enjoy life again. Watching her blossom and burst out of that box of dyslexia was a joy that can't even be put into words. Fundamental Learning Center is the reason my daughter not only succeeds, but exceeds her enormous potential. I can never thank them enough for giving my daughter her life back.
I agreed to come on the Board of Directors of the Fundamental Learning Center, Inc., Wichita, KS in January 2014. I had very little knowledge of the work of the corporation but after learning of their mission, I agreed to a 3 year term on the Board. I was informed that I would need to serve on one committee. After three months, I found myself on four committees, Executive, Finance, Governance, and Facilities Development. I chair the Facilities Development Committee.
During this short period of time, I have found that Jeanine Phillips, Executive Director has an enormous passion to serve the 5-8 year old children that are dyslexic and have a severe problem of reading, writing, and spelling. That passion has been very addictive to her staff as they too are highly committed to serve these young people. The teaching staff also are committed to training teachers, from the public and private schools, to teach young children in their own classrooms.
The majority of the Board of Directors are Mothers or Fathers of dyslexic children. I bring a different prospective to the Board in that I was Vice President for Administration and Finance at Wichita State University for 45 years and Senior Vice President for another 5 years prior to my retirement. Given my 50 years as an administrator I have experienced various degrees of passion for individual performances and I would place the FLC staff at the top of the class for the passion that is shown for their respective assignments. Without reservation, I would request the highest rating possible for this organization.
Roger D. Lowe, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and
Vice President Emeritus
Wichita State University
I was trained as a reading therapist by the founder of Fundamental Learning Center. I used that training to work with language learning different students (mainly dyslexic) for 17 years. The thrill of seeing a non-reader become a reader by using the Orton-Gillingham based program that FLC offers is immeasurable. The founder and director of FLC is a truly dedicated and tireless advocate for children struggling to read, write and spell. Fundamental Learning Center is definitely an oasis in a desert of
misguided reading instruction techniques.
As a teacher I have experienced many training situations. I have often questioned the validity and necessity of those training experiences. This was NOT the case, however, at Fundamental Learning Center. I received knowledge and tools that I can use immediately in my classroom. It was one of the best educational experiences I have ever had! It will help me to be a better teacher; however, it will do so much more for my students!