This year marks the 40th anniversary of Springer School and Center’s establishment as an independent school for children with learning disabilities. “For 40 years, Springer has pursued its mission of empowering children with learning disabilities to lead successful lives,” says Executive Director Shelly Weisbacher. “While much has changed since 1971 when Springer was first established as a school for children with learning disabilities, the core of what we do remains steadfast – we teach children the skills and strategies they need to get back on track.”
The stories of those successes are central to Springer’s year-long celebration, and to the crowning event of the year, A Springer Celebration! 2011, slated for April 27 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Great American Ball Park. Themed Back to 1971, the evening of dining, cocktails and music from the ‘70s will be punctuated with stories of Springer alumni from across four decades. Local 12 WKRC Sports Director Brad Johansen will bring his energy to a live auction, and items will be available for raffle as well. Springer thanks Event Chair and school trustee Kim Vincent for coordinating the celebration.
In honor of Springer’s 40th, the four women who have served as the school’s Executive Directors since its establishment in 1971 gathered in January to reminisce and celebrate the school’s history as a resource to the community. For more information or to purchase tickets for A Springer Celebration! 2011, call 513.871.6080 x213 or visit www.springer-ld.org.