Trident Academy Lead Department - B.J. Warner, Department Head



Welcome to Trident Academy's LEAD department's Web page. LEAD stands for Language Enrichment and Development. Most students at Trident Academy meet with a LEAD teacher every day to review and/or develop language skills which are based on the Orton-Gillingham model. This page is a central location for information for the LEAD Department. For easy access, all teachers are invited to contribute Internet links, documents, conference materials, and scheduled events.. Please contact the Librarian with any requests. This page is maintained by Mary Silgals, MLIS.

Orton-Gillingham Accreditation

Congratulations to Trident Academy upon receiving Orton-Gillingham accreditation!!! Trident is one of the few accreditated Orton-Gillingham programs in the country. Jean Foss and Angie Wilkins, the Orton-Gillingham accreditation team, visited Trident Academy on Tuesday, March 22-24, 2005. After observing classrooms, speaking with faculty and staff, and analyzing the teaching methods used at Trident, the team prepared its report.

"The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators accredits programs that expressly offer Orton-Gillingham training. Programs so accredited are judged to provide appropriate preparation for persons who seek meaningful levels of competency with the Orton-Gillingham approach.   Academy criteria for accreditation emphasize the adequacy of curricula used by a program and the preparation and experience of the staff providing the training. Evidence of general support available to a program is also considered. Final accreditation also requires that the instructional leadership of the program be vested in a staff member who has the status of a Fellow in the Academy..." For more information on Orton-Gillingham visit their Web Site.

Master Teacher

Congratulations to Nancy Welsh for being honored as a SCISA Master Teacher. Nancy has been a LEAD teacher at Trident Academy for several years and has been a mentor to many of the new teachers as they have come on board.

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