Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Bekah Atkinson, director of admissions, has worked in schools serving students with language-based learning differences for over twenty years. She was previously director of admissions and registrar at the Pershing and Chelsea Schools in Silver Spring, where she oversaw all aspects of enrollment, recruitment, assessment, retention, and financial aid. She also served in a variety of administrative leadership roles at Grace Episcopal Day School and The Gow School in South Wales, NY. In addition to supporting admissions functions, her roles at these schools included: directing and managing summer school programs; directing extended day, after-school and enrichment programs; and supporting business office functions. She jointly supports both the DC Capital Area branch of the International Dyslexia Association and WISER (Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources) by serving as a board member. Ms. Atkinson also has extensive experience in athletics, having coached and/or participated in high school and collegiate soccer, lacrosse, swimming and diving programs. Ms. Atkinson holds a B.S. in health sciences/leadership studies from Marietta College.
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