The Bridge

Learning Differences Program

The BRIDGE is a collaborative program between the classroom teacher, the service providers, and the parents that is designed to serve children with learning differences. Communication is critical. The BRIDGE is structured in a way that maximizes individualized instruction, and minimizes classroom interruption; therefore, direct instruction within the program occurs during the subject block for each grade level whenever possible.

Program Director

Program Director, Mrs. Kelli Mittrucker, is well qualified to lead the program:

  • BS and MEd, Special Education
  • Special Education Teacher, Preschool-3rd grade for 9 years
  • Educational Diagnostician for 2 years
  • Kindergarten Teacher for 6 years (3 years at CCS)
  • Orton Gillingham/Multi-sensory Education Trained

Program Framework

The following Program Framework will serve as a guide to your initial engagement as well as the ongoing communication you can expect from The BRIDGE throughout the school year:

  • Week 1
    • Initial student assessment to determine specific instructional needs
    • Classroom observations by director
  • Week 2
    • Continue classroom observations
    • Develop initial draft of individualized plan of instruction
    • Schedule parent meetings to review instruction plan draft and finalize for implementation
  • Week 3
    • Initiate instruction plan


Weekly communications will commence with grade-level teacher reporting on the student’s progress, suggestions for classroom modifications, and upcoming instructional focus. Quarterly Written Progress Reports and scheduled parent conferences upon request are also available.

Program Fees

  • Fees will range from $350 – $400 per month, depending upon the student’s individualized plan of instruction.

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Kelli Mittrucker