ROSWELL, Ga. – Swift School continued its 25th anniversary celebration on Wednesday (November 15) afternoon, holding the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new activity field. The school serves students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences in grades 1-8. The event was attended by current and former Swift School students, as well as numerous esteemed guests, including Roswell Mayor Kurt Wilson and representatives from Senator Raphael Warnock's office.
“What a terrific day for Swift School,” said Chris Pomar, Head of School. “Commemorating our new activity field, campus entry, and driveway with a dance party and snack carnival was a memorable event for our community. These fantastic new play spaces are just the beginning of many new improvements for multi-modal learning and the brain and body connection. We know all of our current and future students will benefit from these fabulous spaces. Happy 25th birthday to Swift School! We’re all looking forward to continuing to celebrate throughout the remainder of the school year.”
During the program, Mayor Kurt Wilson commended the school's efforts, emphasizing the importance of inclusive education and the positive impact Swift School has on the community.
Andrea Wiggins, a representative from Senator Raphael Warnock's office, also expressed support for Swift School and its mission to prepare students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life.
“We prioritize education for all students,” said Wiggins.
Former Swift School parent and board member Jeff Kudlata expressed his appreciation for the school and the impact it had on his daughter’s life.
“It’s great to be back at Swift,” he stated. “I love the energy of the event. Swift School has changed the lives of some people, including my daughter’s and our family.”
Numerous individuals delivered heartfelt speeches at the podium, including Josh Hargrove, a former Swift School student who is now a nurse in the brain center at the Shepherd Center.
“Days like today are great for school spirit,” said Hargrove. “Swift has helped educate so many people on dyslexia and how it affects a child. Swift School provides successful remediation and allows students with dyslexia to live fulfilling lives that they never thought were possible.”
The ceremony highlighted Swift School's ongoing dedication to providing quality education and a multisensory environment tailored to the needs of students with dyslexia. The activity field will serve as a space for students to engage in recess and multisensory academic activities, promoting students’ cognitive and physical development.
As Swift School continues its year-long birthday celebration, it remains at the forefront of educational innovation, continually striving to provide a nurturing and compassionate learning environment. Success with dyslexia starts here.