Torrance, California – August 8, 2022 – Switzer Learning Center has been honored to have remarkable Board Chairs who progress the organization while remaining true to our mission and core values. Barbara Graham completed her second year as Board Chair in July this year. Barbara has been a powerful voice on our Board of Trustees, connected Switzer to multiple resources throughout the South Bay community (including her employer Torrance Refining Co.), and expresses an abundance of passion for the Switzer mission wherever she goes. She was recently recognized for her public service by receiving the Torrance Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Impact Award and the 2019 Inspirational Leader Award. Barbara has handed over the reins of Board Chair to Anthony P. Bozanic. However, she will remain on the Board as Immediate Past Chair and continue to play active roles on various committees. With her attention to detail and community-focused mindset, we are grateful to have her continued support at Switzer Learning Center.
Switzer Learning Center is pleased to announce that Anthony P. Bozanic has stepped into the role of Board Chair for the next two years. Anthony Bozanic is an Audit and Accounting Partner for PDM, LLP, and has been working with Switzer Learning Center for over 28 years. With his sheer determination and heart for giving back, he is a role model for staff, students, and the community. We are thrilled to be guided by Anthony’s leadership.
About Switzer Learning Center
At Switzer Learning Center, we promote equity in education by providing individualized learning programs paired with clinical support tailored to each student so they can believe in themselves, succeed in school, and thrive as independent adults. Since 1966, Switzer Learning Center’s co-educational, nonpublic, special education school and clinical services have served thousands of children, teens, and young adults with mild to severe learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. At our nonpublic school, students in grades 5-12 work with a highly trained team of credentialed special education teachers, licensed speech and language pathologists, art therapists, certified Crisis Prevention Intervention specialists, and other related service providers dedicated to helping students achieve academic, vocational and personal goals unattainable in conventional educational settings. Learn more about Switzer Learning Center at www.switzercenter.org.
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Here’s a term that may be familiar to you: Neurodivergent. This term refers to individuals whose brains function differently than what is commonly considered “neurotypical.” This encompasses individuals with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences.
At Switzer Learning Center, we specialize in educating students who are neurodivergent because we firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. By embracing and honoring neurodiversity, we create a safe and welcoming environment for our students to learn, grow, and thrive through our personalized approach to learning. The concept of neurodiversity acknowledges that every individual’s brain is unique and valuable. Rather than attempting to “fix” those who are neurodivergent, we celebrate their differences and collaborate with them to identify methods of success. This helps to combat the stigma that often accompanies such conditions and promotes a more inclusive society.
For our students, being neurodivergent may entail learning differently, processing information differently, and possessing distinct strengths and challenges. However, it also means that they possess unique perspectives and abilities that celebrate. By providing tailored education and therapeutic support, we empower our students to reach their full potential and become confident, capable individuals.