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FullBloom Announces the Appointment of Arne Duncan as Chairman of its Board of Directors

September 23, 2020, Camden, N.J. – FullBloom, a leading provider of special education, instructional intervention, behavioral health and professional development solutions, announced the appointment of former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Duncan is a managing partner of the Emerson Collective, a social change organization that uses a broad range of tools including philanthropy, impact investing and policy solutions to create the greatest good for the greatest number of people. “FullBloom’s mission – to generate better life outcomes for children, regardless of the learning obstacles or other challenges they face – squarely aligns [...]

FullBloom Announces the Appointment of Arne Duncan as Chairman of its Board of Directors2020-09-23T17:06:36+00:00

First Day of School 2020

On September 15th, 2020 students finally returned to Room 4. We also welcomed students to two brand new classrooms in Hamden this year! Our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students joined the Dunbar Hill community in Room 3, while our 7th and 8th-grade students are representing High Road in Wintergreen School. Students didn’t let their masks stop them from smiling on the first day of school. We are all so excited to bounce into a new school year and see each and every one of our students learn and grow! [...]

First Day of School 20202020-10-12T15:38:07+00:00

Llama Time: Episode 1

High Road School of Wright City is excited to announce a new initiative between our students and staff! Llama Talk is a student-led podcast containing the latest updates, news, and discussions about our school. Check out this introductory episode and be on the lookout for more episodes and news coming your way soon! Learn more about our school today.

Llama Time: Episode 12020-09-11T17:57:54+00:00

Diane Myers of SESI: 5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Educational System

As a part of their interview series about the things that should be done to improve the US educational system, Authority Magazine recently interviewed Diane Myers. Authority Magazine discussed with Diane, the current state of the country’s education system, women in education, and highlights of her notable career in the field of education Diane Myers serves as senior vice president, special education–behavior for Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, where she leads the company’s pedagogical approach to behavior practices. Her professional expertise and scholarship focus on positive behavioral interventions and supports (at the individual, classwide, and schoolwide [...]

Diane Myers of SESI: 5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Educational System2020-09-01T14:56:32+00:00

Ms. Nancy, Teacher & Superhero

Special Education Teacher Nancy Richards noticed during pre-assessments this year that some of her students had trouble reading the ends of words such as the mp in BUMP. So she dressed up as a superhero and taught reading using comic books. They looked at words such as BAM, BUMP, POW. She also taught them that when superheroes talk in comic books, their words, or dialogue, are in bubbles. Learn more about our school today.

Ms. Nancy, Teacher & Superhero2020-08-28T14:34:17+00:00

Luzerne County School dedicated to children with special needs prepares to reopen

Dozens of students will be returning to The Graham Academy for the first time in about a half-year. While it will be a familiar environment, students will still see some noticeable changes. While The Graham Academy’s student population may struggle dealing with change, the school’s two sites will have to take steps to keep everyone safe. More than half of the Kingston site’s 95 enrolled students will do in-person learning, spread throughout the spacious building. “We are going to try our best to keep the six foot distance. The CDC has actually clarified that it is now down to three [...]

Luzerne County School dedicated to children with special needs prepares to reopen2020-09-01T14:39:20+00:00

Specialized Education Services, Inc. Expands Footprint in Pennsylvania With Acquisition of The Graham Academy

 August 19, 2020, Camden, N.J. – Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the acquisition of The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs. The acquisition of The Graham Academy expands SESI’s educational offerings in the state of Pennsylvania, which includes schools and programs specifically designed for special education students classified with learning exceptionalities, such as autism spectrum [...]

Specialized Education Services, Inc. Expands Footprint in Pennsylvania With Acquisition of The Graham Academy2020-08-19T13:38:38+00:00

Learn About SESI’s Reopening Safety Plans

SESI’s mission is to provide educational services for K-12 students who require specialized educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede their success in a traditional school setting. We believe that all children deserve an education that goes beyond academics and enables them to grow into responsible, self-sufficient adults. This school year we will serve a record number of students, coast to coast. The return to school will certainly look and feel different this year, but we are ready to open. We are working with our parents and district partners, many of whom will offer both in-person and [...]

Learn About SESI’s Reopening Safety Plans2020-08-17T16:37:35+00:00

Teacher Spotlight – Special Education Teacher Amy McDade

Amy McDade is proof that it is never too late to follow your true passion in life. After years spent working in the food service industry, she pivoted for her second act, and today is an adored and dedicated special education teacher at the High Road School of Delaware in Wilmington. Here, she helps students with special needs from across the state. Ms. McDade found her calling in education after more than 14 years in customer service. She knew she always wanted to work with kids and started as an assistant teacher two years ago and was later promoted to [...]

Teacher Spotlight – Special Education Teacher Amy McDade2020-08-17T15:40:35+00:00

High School Students With Behavioral and Learning Issues Overcome Challenging Landscape to Graduate in COVID-19 Era

 July 30, 2020, Camden, N.J. – Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who face challenges that prevent them from being successful in a traditional classroom, celebrates the class of 2020 graduates across the country. Graduation is a milestone students, families and friends look forward to being a part of after many years of hard work and dedication to education. While some of the anticipated pomp and circumstance was absent from 2020 graduation celebrations due to COVID-19-related restrictions, SESI school directors, teachers, and support staff honored their students’ achievements with live virtual graduations, [...]

High School Students With Behavioral and Learning Issues Overcome Challenging Landscape to Graduate in COVID-19 Era2020-07-30T16:32:12+00:00
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