The Stowell Way

Irene Lee working one-on-one with a student at The Stowell Center

Join Maria Kennedy this Wednesday, January 24 for the next episode of Crucial Conversations about Cognitive Diversity. Her guests will be two members of the Stowell Learning Center team, Megan DeLeon and Irene Lee. At Stowell, teachers take a very individualized approach to learning for 2e kids. Each of their four centers in the Los Angeles area work one on one with students experiencing learning challenges to develop comprehensive educational strategies. We spent a few minutes with Irene Lee, the center director in Pasadena to discuss inspirations, a growth mindset, and what makes Stowell so unique. For a much more in-depth discussion of Stowell, register here to check out the next episode of Crucial Conversations.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

When I learned how unfairly neuro-diverse individuals were seen in the typical school system and when I learned that pretty much any cognitive skill can be permanently trained through the science of neuroplasticity, I became impassioned to help those who are misunderstood, left behind, and/or not given enough support or attention.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

The fact that we can, not only change lives in the classroom but change the overall everyday lives of the child and entire family so that they may thrive.

We look at each and every individual for their unique set of skills, behaviors, personality, and development, and how all of those interplay for that particular child.

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