Author: Craig Lowery

The International Dyslexia Association annual conference is coming to Portland on November 7th through the 10th, 2019. It’s kind of a “big deal” for Portland and for Park Academy! This past October I attended my fourth IDA conference in Connecticut and Mary Mollway was able to attend her first. Approximately 2,500 professionals and parents from across the country attend the event. […]
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Multi sensory teaching is an essential piece of our students’ education at Park Academy. When given the opportunity to make connections between the visual, auditory, and tactile pathways, our students THRIVE. “The blocks help me understand the numbers in my math problem.  They help me more than just the writing on the page, plus it is fun!” – Third grade student “Sometimes […]
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Photo credit: Vern Uyetake, Lake Oswego Review Written by Craig Lowery, Head of School This past Monday, Park Academy had the proud honor of ushering 7 new graduates into the world.  These students have demonstrated a great deal of grit and resiliency as they completed the difficult journey that is High School.  The process of writing and delivering words for […]
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Craig Lowery, Head of School, answers the question: “Why a School for Kids with Dyslexia?”. With so many options and resources available to families, it can be overwhelming for parents to determine what kind of support is best for their child. Mr. Lowery explains why Park Academy is a good option for some students.
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(Executive Functioning and Park Academy Students) By Craig Lowery, Head of School Mom: “Hey kiddo, time to get up! Get dressed, grab your backpack, and come downstairs for breakfast. … 10 minutes later… (kid is sitting on the floor, flipping through a magazine)… Mom: “Why do we go through this every day?!… What did I tell you to do?” Kid: […]
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Park Academy Mission: Park Academy empowers students with diverse learning challenges to reach their highest potential of giftedness while excelling academically and becoming responsible citizens and community leaders. This week 90 bright-eyed, slightly nervous students, walked through the Park Academy doors to begin a new school year. They breathe life into the school and provide purpose for the meaningful work we do as […]
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By Craig Lowery, Head of School In the midst of “application season” this is an important question, and while it seems like it might be obvious, I find myself thinking and talking about this question regularly. A week doesn’t go by that I don’t receive an email or phone call with someone who says “My student doesn’t have dyslexia so would […]
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By Craig Lowery, Head of School Greetings Park Academy Community. I wanted to take a moment to share about our 1,000 acts of kindness campaign that launched this week at the school. Here is the text of the email sent to our staff and the messaging we are sending to our students: Today I am issuing a challenge to the […]
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