Category Archives: Education

My Child Is Smart But Hates School

Posted on November 30, 2015
In most public education systems teaching methods are geared towards the majority. Schools just aren’t equipped to employ alternative educational models for students who learn in a different way, or need individualized attention. Students that don’t learn effectively in a public school environment are often viewed as not as smart as the others, disruptive, unproductive, or in need of outside tutoring. In reality many of these students are very smart ...Read More

Mentoring Makes a Difference

Posted on January 31, 2013
“It takes a village to raise a child.” I have come to recognize the truth in this statement through my position of Mentor Program Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Villa. Growing up I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by individuals who contributed to my successes and stood by me through my struggles. It was thanks to them that I decided to mentor a child throughout my college career. Little did ...Read More

Students Meet President Obama

Posted on April 10, 2012
Three students from Brook Road Academy got a HUGE thrill recently: they met President Obama on the president's recent trip to speak at the Rolls-Royce plant in Prince George County. One of the president's Secret Service agents is a personal friend of Brook Road Academy teacher Ben Walters and his wife.  So when the president announced his trip, the agent asked Ben if he would like to bring some students to ...Read More