Outreach & Workshops

Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program is essential in strengthening our mission of fostering greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting families, and enlightening the community.

Since the inception of our Community Outreach Program in 1990, more than 37,500 educators, parents, students, and other supporters have been given the opportunity to experience and broaden their understanding of learning disabilities.

We offer Teacher Workshops, Parent Workshops, Student Workshops, Community Service Events, and a Speaker Series. Each one of these programs offers our community a variety of services to recognize learning disabilities and to then equip the participants with strategies and knowledge to offer further assistance.

Reviews from Outreach Program Attendees:

  • “What a great role model Churchill Center & School is for our community.”
    – Educational Program Director
  • “Please accept my gratitude for your willingness to come and speak with our staff. There’s a lot of exciting things happening with study skills — a daily “organizational tip of the day,” teachers actively teaching study skills, and many more ideas brewing.”
    – Middle School Director
  • “You had a positive impact on me when you presented at our school, and I am still using your references.”
    – High School Principal
  • “Faculty members found the topics to be pertinent and directed to their needs and concerns.”
    – Learning Consultant
  • “The speakers were fascinating and I am avidly reading their book, Overcoming Dyslexia. I am very impressed with the knowledge base of the teachers at Churchill as well as their dedication and professionalism!”
    – St. Louis Area Psychologist
  • “Both presenters were terrific and all in attendance left with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to begin a new school year.”
    – Elementary Principal

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Dyslexia 101

Webster University is proud to present Dyslexia 101 Seminar to parents and professionals.

Mark Borella, Founder of Seeds of Happiness and local artist, will be sharing his experience as a student with dyslexia.

Mary Kaeser-Miller and Sarah Bartley from Dyslexia St. Louis: Learning & Advocacy Center along with Kim Stuckey, Dyslexia Specialist Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be presenting Dyslexia 101.

Topics to be covered are:
• Definition of Dyslexia
• Warning Signs
• Components of an effective reading program based on the science of reading
• How parents can access the special education process
• Examine ways to help students with dyslexia in the classroom

Webster University
Community Music School Auditorium
535 Garden Avenue
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Lot K off of Big Bend Avenue (This is right behind the music school) or
Garden Avenue Parking Garage--546 Garden Avenue (This is right across the street)

Schedule of Events -
6:30-7:00: Registration
7:00-7:30: Mark Borella
7:30-8:30: Dyslexia 101 Presentation
8:30-9:00: Question & Answer Panel Discussion
9:00-9:30: Reception

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.