"I chose Royce Learning Center Adult and Community Education (ACE) because I could complete the GED and not have to travel far from home. As a wife and mother, it's important for me to be able to balance a lot of roles, and ACE allows me to add student to that list. Everyone at the ACE classes knows who you are and you feel very welcome. Royce Learning Center was the right choice for me. I attend class consistently because of the one-to-one support I get from the teacher and tutor. I am not embarrassed to ask questions or show I didn't understand a skill. The teacher and the tutor work with you until you understand it."
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The ACE program uses an individualized, learner centered approach. Each class is limited to 25 students with one certified teacher overseeing the classroom. Our teachers work with each learner to create an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that will target the needed skills. Then our teachers match each learner with a tutor to assist them in reaching their personal goals.
Ron Wilson has more than a quarter century experience as an independent school administrator working with students who have learning differences. He was Assistant Headmaster at the Harvey School, Headmaster at the Kildonan School, and Associate Headmaster at the Maplebrook School. Ron is involved in a variety of special education organizations. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association for eighteen years. He is also a member of the International Association of Special Education, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Learning Disabilities Association. Ron has spoken nationally and internationally about Postsecondary Possibilities (Vocational/Collegiate) for students with learning disabilities.
Ron and his wife of 33 years, Bonnie, have two sons in college and recently re-located to Savannah. Both had been active in local clubs, events and churches in their community for many years. Ron has spent summers relaxing by volunteering to coach teen baseball teams. He has helped hundreds of teenagers to prepare for college or attain credentials/certifications in a vocational track. We look forward to his expertise and guidance continuing to enhance the fine reputation that the Royce Learning Center enjoys in the local community.CLOSE
Associate Director of Royce Learning Center / Principal of Chatham Academy
Carolyn Hannaford has forty years of experience working with children with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She received her formal training at Stetson University and The University of Virginia. Her previous experience in public and private education laid the foundation for a passion in providing structured education for students with learning disabilities. In 1978, Carolyn moved to Savannah to become the head of Chatham Academy. She arrived to an empty building and the daunting task of starting a school in three weeks. With the help of a supportive Board of Directors, Carolyn started Chatham Academy with seven students. Together, Carolyn and Cindy Hamilton developed curriculum, taught classes, and learned along with the students. Over the years, she developed a strong philosophy of caring and educating each student according to their needs. Carolyn works tirelessly to make Chatham Academy a premier institution for children with learning differences who need a different way of teaching in order to achieve academic and personal success. She has travelled throughout the country as a guest lecturer, author, and community activist in this field.CLOSE
Rose has her Bachelor of Science in Biology from South Carolina State University, her Master of Science in Secondary Science Education/Special Education from Georgia Southern University, and her Ed.S in Technology from Lesley University. She ahs 28 years of teaching experience with Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and 5 additional years in other school systems.CLOSE
Jo has her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of Western Michigan. She has 30 years of teaching experience with the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.CLOSE
Royce Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to employ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to building a stronger community through individualized education.