Head of School

Welcome to The Schenck School! 

Founded in 1959 by David Schenck, whose vision for a better future for students who struggle to read and write, in particular, students with dyslexia, started with just that, a vision, and a whole lot of hard work! Sixty-five years later, this important mission continues through our work with bright, dyslexic learners at The Schenck School and through our outreach arm, ReadSource, which provides both direct reading remediation services to students in partner schools and teacher training in reading instruction, reading remediation, and the Orton-Gillingham Approach to educators all over the country. 

There are many reasons The Schenck School is special. The most significant are the students we serve. As you probably know, dyslexia, until it is understood, can make learning very difficult. When a student struggles with reading, writing, or spelling, it impacts their success in school and their self-esteem. I am inspired by the intelligence, effort, and resilience our students bring to the learning process. Once here, our highly-trained faculty use the Schenck School Reading Model, rooted in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, to provide focused, accelerated dyslexia remediation. The results are nothing short of life changing. 

Unlike most schools, we celebrate when our students leave to further their education elsewhere. Each year, our alumni scatter to schools across the metro Atlanta area and beyond, but the stories they share with us have common threads: “I’m proud to be dyslexic,” “I advocate for myself,” and “I am a reader.”  

Together, the faculty, staff, and I continue to honor David Schenck’s legacy to help our learners read, rise, and fly!

In kindness, 

Dr. Kara A. Loftin

Dr. Kara A. Loftin