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A Day at
Celebrate Dyslexia Schools
Celebrate Dyslexia Schools (CDS) 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.
A SCHOOL THAT SERVES ALL STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA
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
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.
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
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
CDS 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.
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.
OUR CORE VALUES
You are understood.
You will be educated.
You will be heard.
You are not alone.
You will be taught to
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
Alfred Breuer is an International Economic Development Manager at the City of San Antonio.
Flor Gutierrez is the proposed superintendent for Celebrate Dyslexia Schools. She has over 15 years in education as classroom teacher, Bilingual Certified Academic Language Therapist, Educational Diagnostician and a Qualified Instructor in training.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the acquisition, disposition, asset and portfolio management and co-development of affordable and military housing, Mrs. Radusca possesses a unique blend of real estate advisory qualifications.
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.
Tracy Weeden is a leader dedicated to advancing literacy success for all, and academic excellence for children regardless of zip code. Weeden has spent her career developing innovative academic programs while scaling transformational systems change.
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.
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.