The Learning Center Summer In-Person and Virtual Programs

The summer program at The Learning Center is a five-week academic program providing language arts and mathematics instruction to students in grades one through eight. Instruction is primarily designed to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences (dyslexia) and students who have experienced difficulties in both reading and math. The program is open to all students and does not require formal testing to attend.

The program is designed to prevent regression that often occurs over the summer months and provide students with a springboard to start the coming year fully prepared. Meeting the individual needs of children is at the core of the program and lessons are designed to fit each student’s learning profile. Summer also means fun, so brain breaks, recess, and a healthy snack are provided daily.  
 
This year in addition to in-person classes, a virtual option will be available. Programming will be the same for students in the online program with the exception of snacks. Adjustments in class times will be tailored to the various time zones.
 
  • Program dates: June 28-July 29, 2021
  • Class times: 8:30-11:30 Monday-Thursday
  • The student to teacher ratio: 4 to 1
  • Language arts instruction in Structured Literacy (Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling)
  • Mathematics instruction in Multisensory Math
  • Qualified Teachers trained explicitly in both Structured Literacy and Multisensory Math
  • Students screened prior to program beginning and written report provided
  • Weekly progress report provided to parents
  • Cost: Registration Fee-$250.00; Tuition: $2,200.00
 
Additional Requirements for virtual sessions:
  • Access to desktop, laptop, or Chromebook computer
  • Access to printer
  • Document camera
  • Headphones with microphone
  • Quiet workspace 

If you have questions, please email TLC Summer Program Director Jane Childers. 

Faculty Profiles

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Jane Childers, Virtual Instructor

    Jane Childers is the Founding Director of The Learning Center at The Lexington School. She led the program for the past eleven years and will retire in June 2021. Mrs. Childers graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a certified K-12 Special Education teacher. She also holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Dyslexia Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University. Additionally, she is a Certified Academic Practitioner and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. Her love of teaching students with dyslexia has inspired her to create an online option for students and families who need this specific instruction and do not have access to it due to limitations in programming and other issues.
  • Whitney Epps, Virtual Instructor

    Whitney Epps graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is certified in early childhood through sixth grade. She also has an English as a Second Language endorsement. Whitney also has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Reading Specialist certificate. Additionally, she has Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) training. She has taught kindergarten and first grade. She has served as a district curriculum writer and an instructional coach at elementary campuses. She is currently an Instructional Specialist working with Kindergarten-Second grade students who have learning differences. One of her favorite quotes for her classroom is from W.B. Yeats, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
  • Amy Brantley, Virtual Instructor

    Amy Brantley graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is certified early childhood through sixth grade. Additionally, she has an English as a Second Language Endorsement, Orton-Gillingham certification, and Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) training. She has taught kindergarten, fourth grade, and is currently an Instructional Specialist working with third and fourth-grade students who have learning differences. She previously taught in The Lexington School summer program and is excited to return! One of her favorite quotes for her classroom is from Robert John Meehan, “Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but capable of succeeding.”
  • Liesl Fischbach, In-person Instructor

    Liesl Fischbach earned her Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication at Asbury University in 2006. Additionally, has a Master of Arts in Education specializing in Special Education and is certified LBLD P-12. She is also a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. Liesl has been a teacher in The Learning Center at The Lexington School for five years.  She has spent five summers teaching in The Summer Program and is looking forward to returning this year. Teaching is truly her passion, and she is dedicated to nurturing, teaching, and supporting each student in their journey to academic success.  
  • Marti Thompson, In-person Instructor

    Marti Thompson graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Curriculum. In 2009, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Education for the Montessori Curriculum.  She is certified by the American Montessori Society and has completed her IMSLEC (International Multisensory Language Education Council) training. Currently, she is a third-grade teacher in The Learning Center and has taught in the program for two years. She has been a teacher at The Lexington School in various positions for the past 11 years. Her favorite quote for her classroom is from Maria Montessori, “Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.  
 
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