As a child, Donna Siegle, Founder and Executive Director of SOAR, struggled with academics her whole life. It wasn’t until years later, in her senior year of college, when she was diagnosed with dyslexia that she understood why. Now, on the other side of it, she’s helping other children who struggle just like she did. Her heart and understanding for these students fuels her passion to teach and help each student achieve academic success at their own pace, in their own ways.
SOAR started from the back of Donna’s car. After school each day, Donna would pack up her car and travel to tutor students who needed her help. She “trunk-tutored” for years as she was training and working toward her certification with the Orton Gillingham approach.
SOAR is now a 501(3)c organization that works to identify the academic strengths and needs of each student. With the purpose of establishing and operating support services for individualized, multi-sensory instruction for children who learn differently. We provide a prescriptive academic plan and a tailored learning environment not available in mainstream educational atmospheres. This unique environment allows students to maximize their growth.
SOAR strives to give back to the community through supporting and providing resources to students and their families in the community through regular PEP (Parents Empowering Parents) Meetings.