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Learning Differences Program

In the fall of 2014, CCS launched The BRIDGE, a collaborative program between the classroom teacher, the BRIDGE instructors, and the parents that is designed to serve children who learn differently.

This program exists to serve students with mild learning differences as well as those who may require periodic instructional support that is delivered individually or in a small group environment.

We have continued to evaluate and refine The BRIDGE, and it has become an integral program at CCS, serving students, parents and teachers in very unique and substantial ways. The overall objective in The BRIDGE is to assist students in a steady progression through two key stages that will effectively prepare them for the academic rigor and requirements of our Secondary School curriculum.


The BRIDGE is under the capable direction of Glenda Marshall. Glenda is an experienced educator with exceptional qualifications and a long track-record of success with CCS students and parents.

  • B.S. in Education, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Early Childhood Specialist
  • Second Grade Teacher at CCS for 16 years
  • Elementary Student Assessment & Placement at CCS for 8 Years
  • Trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling System
  • Orton Gillingham/Multi-Sensory Education Trained

Glenda is assisted in The BRIDGE by Sue Hartwell. Sue also brings a wealth of experience and training for her role in the program.

  • B.A. in Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education, Sam Houston State University and M.A.B.C. in Biblical Counseling, The Master’s College
  • Elementary Teacher for 19 years, School Counselor for 24 years, Principal at CCS 4 years
  • Trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling System

Program Framework

The following Program Framework will serve as a guide to your initial engagement with the program. Once an instructional plan is established, ongoing communication will be implemented throughout the school year through parent meetings, quarterly Bridge progress reports, etc.

  • 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

Program Fees

  • $45 per session
  • Multi-session discounts apply after initial 6 sessions in a month
  • Financial assistance for fees may be requested

Want More Information?

Contact The BRIDGE Director, Glenda Marshall.