Our mission is to appropriately educate students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. We utilize our specialized techniques and unique school structure developed by Frances McGlannan to meet the needs of the whole child.
Our goal is to prepare the child to successfully mainstream at the appropriate time while fostering self-esteem and maximizing academic potential.
McGlannan School maintains an exceptional teaching staff of highly educated instructors dedicated to academic success. At McGlannan, we utilize proprietary techniques and multisensory methods for classroom instruction as well as in our one-on-one Reading Clinic. Each member of the teaching staff participates in our comprehensive training program regarding the effective use of The McGlannan Method, an Orton-Gillingham based approach. Throughout the year, all teachers and staff are provided ongoing professional development targeted to the specific learning needs of our children. Additionally, our staff receives support as needed from our Division Directors, Reading Clinic Directors and Clinical Classroom Specialist. Continuous staff development enriches our teachers’ abilities to meet both the educational and emotional needs of children with dyslexia and related learning differences.
“Why can’t an intelligent child learn to read and spell as well as his peers instead of living with failure and the threat of adult illiteracy? If we are teaching the blind and the deaf, why can’t we reach these children?” ~Mrs. Frances McGlannan
"These children are as handicapped by the ignorance surrounding the problem, as the problem itself."
~Mrs. Frances McGlannan, 1962
This picture appeared in TIME Magazine along with an article including Frances McGlannan's cutting edge approach to teaching children with dyslexia.
(TIME Magazine, May 13, 1966, Vol. 87, No.19, pg. 56)
The school is divided into major levels with a Division Director for each division. These experienced directors supervise curriculum and instruction while continuing to monitor the overall progress of each child. They are the liaison to our parents, teachers, students, psychologists, and other allied professionals while advocating for each child’s overall success.