We did it, New Mexico! SB 398 Dyslexic Student Early Interventions passed the house floor and is headed to the Governor!Read More
The kids in his class called Francisco Sandoval dumb.
He couldn’t read when he was in the first and second grades, the 11-year-old told members of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
“It was very confusing,” Francisco said.
His parents and grandparents also were thrown by the boy’s lack of progress. Then experts from the May Center for Learning determined Francisco had dyslexia.Read More
I am pleased to share some exciting news for students in New Mexico with you. Over the last three months, I have been working with Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and members of The Reading Group of Santa Fe to make recommendations to the New Mexico Legislature regarding early screening and intervention for students with dyslexia. This work has resulted in Senate Bill 398: Dyslexic Student Early Interventions, a bill that was introduced by Senator Mimi Stewart yesterday evening.Read More
Over the summer one of our rooms was transformed into a Makerspace. Thanks to May Center parents we have an abundance of donated materials for the students to use for their creations. This semester Elementary students have tackled a number of Makerspace challenges.Read More
Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm at the Intermediate Campus—Bring a dish to share and join us for a conversation about David Flink’s book specifically written for parents of students with learning differences. This will be a great opportunity to get to know other May Center parents and share experiences.Read More
Our annual Poetry and Pie event will be held Tuesday, November 20 at 1:00 pm at the Intermediate campus. One of our most beloved events of the school year, Poetry and Pie is an opportunity for students to share poetry related to their learning with their families and friends.Read More
May Center Teacher Training and Community Outreach have been busy this fall! May Center has presented teacher trainings on learning differences and executive functioning at the Results Based Accountability New Mexico Department of Public Education conference, Menaul School, Desert Academy, The Master’s Program, and the Central Regional Educational Cooperative.Read More
The first volume of Dyslexia Justice League’s Comic Book, Dyslexia is My Superpower, was released at the student/parent conference. Dyslexia Justice League is a student empowerment and advocacy group founded at the Southwest International Dyslexia Association Conference in 2017. Student named and defined, the club’s goals are to raise understanding of dyslexia among teachers and parents, and to support students who are newly diagnosed or who might not yet know that they are dyslexic. And they decided to do it through the language of comics.Read More
We were thrilled to co-sponsor the Dyslexia is My Superpower Conference with the Southwest International Dyslexia Association this October as part of International Dyslexia Awareness month. The afternoon conference, held at Site Santa Fe, drew over 120 parents and students from around New Mexico.Read More
When he was 3, Jack Dunn asked his mother to write a script for him and his family to perform.
Now 10, the young actor is performing in Pandemonium Productions’ staging of Newsies: The Musical. He’s also active with the Society of Explorers at his private school in Santa Fe, the May Center for Learning. The small group studies 18th-century British explorer James Cook.Read More
May Center Teaching Institute kept busy this summer helping educators experience more success with all learners. Our Structuring Your Classroom for Executive Functioning Skills workshop attracted 24 teachers from across New Mexico. In addition, we have six new MSL certification candidates who have completed the initial 54 hour coursework this summer and who will be doing their practicums this school year.Read More
May Center is proud to be part of The Reading Group, a collective action working group focused on improving third grade reading proficiency as part of Opportunity Santa Fe. The Reading Group, co-chaired by Amy Miller, Executive Director of May Center for Learning, and Perli Cunanan, Executive Director of Santa Fe School for Arts & Sciences, has published a report focused on 4 key investments to improve reading outcomes for students in Santa Fe…Read More
Dyslexia Justice League is a student advocacy group for students with learning differences ages 8-18. We are currently working on a comic anthology titled “Dyslexia is my Superpower”, and we need your submissions!Read More
When you are a mom who loves to read, you assume your child will love it too. You can’t wait to share your favorite books with him, and you look forward to the day you’ll come home to find your kiddo curled up on the couch with a book transporting him to other times and places.Read More
“My superhero, White Eagle, is an 8-year-old boy who wants to learn to read, but he doesn’t know that he’s dyslexic. If he does not succeed, he will get bullied by almost everybody in the school.”Read More
The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA) is proud to offer...Dyslexia is My Superpower: Student/Parent Conference.
Dyslexia is My Superpower is a project of Dyslexia Justice League, a student advocacy group, supported by SWIDA, for kids with dyslexia and other learning differences, ages 8-18.
On May 8th (in exactly 48 hours!), May Center is partnering with Charidy, an online crowdfunding platform, to raise $100K. For just ONE day, your gift will be quadrupled by three generous donors!
We’re so proud of our new video created for our $100K fundraising campaign! Watch it now!Read More
Please join the May Center
Board of Trustees, Faculty & Staff
for a wine and cheese reception
May 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm