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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

The Texas State Board of Education has granted charter approval to Celebrate Dyslexia Schools, San Antonio’s first school dedicated to providing a transformative educational experience for dyslexic learners. 

Application & Enrollment Timeline

Enrollment Window

First Day

March 11th - 
April 30th

August 12th

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Celebrate Dyslexia Schools

Co-Located at the DoSeum

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Career Opportunities

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Special Education Teacher

As a Special Education Teacher, you will be responsible for providing specialized instruction and support to students with diverse learning needs. Your role will involve creating and implementing individualized education plans, collaborating with other educators and professionals, and fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Emergent Bilingual Lead Teacher

Front Office Manager

Under the direction of the direction of the Superintendent, help plan, organize, and implement supplemental programs for Emergent Bilingual learners;  provide support and assistance with grant writing for funds to support supplemental programs for Emergent Bilingual learners; perform other related duties as assigned.

The office manager handles financial transactions, facility use, insurance, athletics, master calendar, attendance, and coordinates meetings. The office manager organizes, directs, and performs various complex clerical, and secretarial services within the school and work on miscellaneous activities and other projects as assigned.


 The School Principal is a full-time employee, hired, supported, and evaluated by the Superintendent. At CDS, our School Principals are deeply committed to and lead their schools in instructional leadership; teacher coaching and evaluation; school culture, and family engagement:

Academic Dean

Implement the special education evaluation process, as well as guidance for the campus in curriculum and assessment. Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services. Provide diagnostic information and work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate programs for students with disabilities.

Rotation Teacher

Provide students with appropriate in-person activities and experiences in the elective areas of PE, Music and Art, etc. To be able to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. 


Celebrate Dyslexia Schools is on a mission to educate and support children and their families by expanding use of evidence-based dyslexia interventions into historically marginalized communities and by creating an enriching, emotionally safe, culturally appropriate learning environment for all students, particularly those with dyslexia. 

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TEA reports that 4.55% of students in Region 20 were receiving dyslexia services.  20% of students that cross the threshold of school every day have dyslexia, whether identified or not. That means up to 95,583 children in our Region are not getting the services they need to read at grade level

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It costs an average of nearly $20,000 a year for families of students with dyslexia to pursue private evaluations, intervention services, and advocacy support to navigate the proper services through traditional school systems.


Celebrate Dyslexia Schools applied for approval through the State of Texas Generation 28 Charter School process to offer these supports as a public charter school, tuition free.

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According to a study conducted by the Youth Trust Report, 74% of classroom teachers do not feel satisfied that their initial teacher training provided them with the skills they need to identify and teach children with dyslexia

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I didn’t succeed despite my dyslexia, but because of it. It wasn’t my deficit, but my advantage. Although there are neurological trade-offs that require that I work creatively [and] smarter in reading, writing and speaking, I would never wish to be any other way than my awesome self.”

- Scott Sonnen


Celebrate Dyslexia Schools will expand access to and become an incubator for best practices in education through the integration of structured literacy, social emotional support systems, technological innovations, and services designed to support the student with dyslexia. By including strategic local, state and national thought leaders, this work will add to the community’s body of knowledge and saturate San Antonio with well trained teachers and students who will go on to become leaders. 


Dyslexic Community
Celebrate Dyslexia Schools Network



Celebrate Dyslexia Schools is a response of the need identified through our partner organization Celebrate Dyslexia - launched in 2019 with the mission to celebrate, educate, and empower the one in five with dyslexia.

Work done at Celebrate Dyslexia Schools will impact our entire dyslexic community all over the city. With a university partnership, teachers will be trained and begin impacting every campus in our community.


You are understood. 

You will be educated.

You will be heard.

You are not alone.

You will be taught to
your strengths.

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Our Model
Our Team



Jasmin Dean

Jasmin Dean is the co-founder and Executive Director of Celebrate Dyslexia, a non-profit organization fostering a community to celebrate, educate and empower the 1 in 5 with Dyslexia

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Lindsey Larson

Lindsey Larson is the Associate Principal at Celebrate Dyslexia Schools.  She has more than 10 years experience in education both as a teacher and school administrator.  She received her master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas-San Antonio.

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Jillian Duran

Jillian Duran is a native of San Antonio's south side who learned from experience that access to education can open doors. A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington DC, she has extensive experience in management consulting and has also worked for and with local charter schools for the last 8 years.


Roger Hackett

Roger is an innovator with extensive experience in the mobile and publishing industry where he helped revolutionize the entertainment experience with products like the iPod, WebTV/UltimateTV, Microsoft Surface  and more.


Claudia Garcia

Claudia Garcia, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a career that spans more than 28 years in the field of bilingual education. She is the current lead for the Bilingual Teacher Residency Program at UTSA. 


Alfred Breuer

Alfred Breuer is an International Economic Development Manager at the City of San Antonio.

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