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Heather Badger-Brown

Hello! I’m Heather Badger-Brown, also known as Mrs. BB to my students. I live in Upstate New York with my husband and dachshund.  In my free time I like to cook, swim, geocache and do arts and crafts.

This is my 23rd year teaching and I love it!  21 of those years were spent as a special education teacher.

I have New York teaching certificates in Special Education, Elementary Education and Reading. My Master’s Degree is in Reading because Reading is everywhere, even in Math!

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Characteristics of an Academy Virtual Student

A “typical” Academy Virtual student may have characteristics like the ones below:

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  1. 1. ADHD
  2. 2. Average IQ
  3. 3. Dislike of school
  4. 4. Dyslexic
  5. 5. Lacking self-confidence
  6. 6. Learning challenges
  7. 7. Low self-esteem
  8. 8. Labeled an “underachiever”
  9. 9. Difficulty sitting still
  10. 10. Poor writing skills
  11. 11. Poor reading and/or comprehension skills
  12. 12. Reading challenges
  13. 13. Specials needs or general education
  14. 14. Struggles in a traditional school setting
  15. 15. Thinks outside the box

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What is The Academy Way?

The Academy Way is the “WAY” we do school.

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We are a network of Non-Traditional private schools specializing in discovering and cultivating the GREATNESS in children with Dyslexia, ADHD and Non-Traditional Learners.

Progress Not Perfection

Every child enters their school journey at different points. They each have different experiences, resources and teachings that they bring with them. Our school recognizes and embraces this.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Academy Way, The Academy Virtual, and our affiliates are committed to the principle of equality.