MileStone Academy opened its doors in 2015 with the help of Temple University graduate, Carol Wolf. She was the Admissions Director at Center School for 25 years. Then, she decided to join the MileStone team to fulfill her long-time dream.
Throughout Ms. Wolf’s career, she noticed the need of various educational style for many high school students. Ms. Wolf also realized that many students were not automatically going on to college. Before MileStone Academy, there no local high schools dedicated to empowering students by developing their strengths, encouraging teamwork, and personalized educational strategies to optimize success.
Ms. Wolf is no stranger to teaching students with diverse learning challenges. She is the parent of two Dyslexic children. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Also called reading disability, dyslexia affect areas of the brain that process language.
Through the course of finding out why her two seemingly bright children could not remember the name of colors or letters, she discovered that there were schools that specifically taught students that were Dyslexic. Ms. Wolf then began her self-education learning as much as she could about how Dyslexic people learn.