A renowned expert in the field of language-based learning disabilities will be in Bossier Parish next week to work with Bossier educators.
Ann Larson, whose advice is sought by educators from around the country, will be in Bossier Parish Oct. 9-11 to observe teachers who previously attended her summer classes at Landmark School Outreach Program in Boston and offer feedback. Her trip is courtesy of A-Kids-Choice Foundation.
Larsen also will meet with Superintendent D.C. Machen as well as school and district administrators.
"I'm bringing Ann Larsen to Bossier Parish to share her expertise and provide ongoing support to the 16 educators that have been trained at Landmark over the past two years," said Denise Bankston, founder of A-Kids-Choice Foundation. "A-Kids-Choice wants to ensure success by continuing to support these educators in developing language-based classrooms and schools."
Bankston's mission to introduce Bossier educators to Landmark's teaching methods began after her own son, who struggled with dyslexia, found academic success there.
"Ann Larsen is outstanding," said Sherri Pool, principal at Curtis Elementary. "It's important to emphasize, though, these strategies aren't just for dyslexia or the reading disabled. We have implemented the Landmark strategies school-wide. They are for every child."
"I hope they gain useful strategies to implement in our Bossier Schools so that ALL students are successful!" Bankston said.