Dyslexia News & Blog

Welcome to the Dyslexia News & Blog by Carroll School. Here you will find the latest news and resources from Carroll and beyond about education, dyslexia, and data-informed instruction for educating the whole child.

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Carroll Connection 2019-2020 - The Journey
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Carroll Connection 2019-2020

Carroll’s vibrant community collaboratively pens the school’s journey story. Each student, alumnus, parent, and teacher brings a unique perspective to this shared journey and the mile markers along the way. In this edition of Carroll Connection, we hear from our community about their journey before, during, and after Carroll School.

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Teaching Kids about the Brain and Neuroscience
Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog

The fourth grade at Carroll has made a deep commitment to learning about how the human brain functions. Yes, you heard it right. Fourth grade. Nine and Ten year olds. Teacher Jamie Matthews and her fourth grade colleagues are dedicated to this work. Why is it important to teach young kids about neuroscience and how their brain works? Read on.

Heather Ahern - Upper School Teacher at Carroll School
Amy Dempster

At Carroll, our faculty think differently ... so they can give each child what they most need, ensuring every child has a clear path to unlocking their potential. This year, we are chatting with various teachers to uncover how they approach teaching and are making a difference in the lives of Carroll students. Today, we chat with Heather Ahern, Upper School language arts teacher and alumni parent.

Carroll Alumni - Greg O'Brien and Erin McNulty
Celebration of Philanthropy, Sep 2019

Carroll alumni are many and varied. We appreciate Erin McNulty ’09 and Greg O’Brien ’99 sharing where they are in their lives now, how Carroll shaped them, and what they believe are their dyslexic strengths.

Stand-up Comedy Class at Carroll School
Adam Brooks, Performing Arts Teacher

This fall, eleven 8th graders spent a month exploring the world of comedy: not only what makes things funny, but how to bring the funny themselves. Half the term (2 weeks) is devoted to sketch comedy, and the other half is devoted to stand-up. While both halves are immense amount of fun, the real magic happens during the stand-up. Read about their experience.

Faculty Who Think Differently - Kelly Sampar
Amy Dempster

At Carroll, our faculty think differently ... so they can give each child what they most need, ensuring every child has a clear path to unlocking their potential. This year, we are chatting with various teachers to uncover how they approach teaching and are making a difference in the lives of Carroll students. Today, we chat with Kelly Sampar, 5th grade science teacher.

Michael Kmetz, Carroll's Athletic Director, at Fall Festival
Amy Dempster

Carroll School's athletics program is an integral part of the student experience at our Middle and Upper schools. Just walk around campus and you'll see evidence of Hawk pride - sports shirts being worn, equipment propped against lockers waiting to be used, fields being mowed for the day's game. None of this would be possible without the dedication of Carroll's Athletic Director - Mike Kmetz.

Two Girls Working on School Project Together
Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog

The typical approach of the typical responsible American teacher - provide to the class what is expected according to the grade level of the students in the class. But what if schools provided teachers the data, training, and flexibility to teach kids according to how they individually learn? Read more.

Osa Osagie, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Carroll School
Osamagbe Osagie, Director of Equity & Inclusion

Before coming to Carroll, I had never considered what it meant to learn differently or to be marginalized because of learning differences. For 52 years Carroll has done a great job of looking at DEI through the lens of learning, access to education, reading and the power of literacy. My work has been to make that lens more expansive and enrich the mission of the school.




Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog


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