Reaching for Success


Students with learning differences may have challenges with understanding what behaviors are appropriate in school. Knowing and consistently applying appropriate school behavior equates to a successful school experience. It is the task of parents and teachers working together to educate our children through direct instruction, modeling, and consistent reinforcement of rules and acceptable behaviors. Doing so entrenches the rules and actually gives our students a sense of freedom. The rules are predictable and students can actually enjoy what is necessary- learning and success in the classroom.

Give visual examples of what behaviors you are seeking. Then be consistent, model, and stick with rule reinforcement. And remember, it takes lots of practice to change a behavior. It's never to late to jump right in.

Yours for Fortune, 

Janet George

Join Us For Our Spotlight Breakfast

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Join us Wednesday, September 27, 2017 for our Spotlight Breakfast! In fact, bring a friend, invite your family! 

7:45am to 9:30am

Janet George, Head of School, will present an insightful simulation that will challenge the way you see our students. Attendees will experience what school can feel like for those with learning differences.  This impactful presentation is a must for anyone who interacts regularly with a child with learning differences. See and feel what life through the eyes of our students is like. 

Parents – you are encouraged to invite family and friends that you believe would benefit from gaining more insight about learning differences. We are making this event free to be able to reach as many people as we can. Please register online using the link below, we can't wait to see you there! 


Leading the Way

I tell parents time and time again, “It doesn’t get easier, it just gets different.” Having a child with learning differences is not an easy job. Teaching a child with learning differences is not an easy job. These children are not broken. They don’t need to be fixed. They need support. They need time. They need direction instruction. Step by step by step. I love seeing the small steps that our children make every day at Fortune. It’s an honor to lead the way!

Yours for Fortune, 

Janet George


Sweet Words From Our Students

There are no greater gifts that the sweet words that come from our students. Here are just a few highlights of today:

"I'm really glad to be back. I've missed my friends and teachers."

"I am having a super great day."

"I have a new best friend!"

"I think I am really going to like this school."

It's so good to have the students back at school. Comments like these mean the world to us. All is well in the halls and classrooms at Fortune. 

Yours for Fortune, 

Janet George