Trident Academy Takes Over the Lowcountry!

There’s never a dull moment when you’re helping bright minds find bright futures! In just the past week, Trident Academy has hosted a movie screening, lunch with educational specialists, and participated in the Disability Walk and Fair.

Dozens of people joined us at Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant for the Charleston screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.” Following the movie, a panel discussed everything from research and science to personal experiences. Panel members included: Sheila Costello (teacher and Orton-Gillingham fellow), Julie Wood (psycho-educational specialist), and JJ Messervy (Trident Academy alumnus). Messervy talked about how his elementary school teachers told his parents they shouldn’t even consider college for him, but after attending Trident Academy in fourth and fifth grade, he gained skills that helped him graduate Magna Cum Laude from University of South Carolina.

On May 16, we hosted educational specialists for lunch and will host others for coffee on May 29. If you are interested in attending, please contact Niki Leiva at

For Family Connections’ Disability Walk and Fair on May 18, we created a photo booth for kids to have some fun. Props included bowties, hats, boas and more! More than 20 families chatted with us and played in the photo booth.
he International Dyslexia Association, one in ten individuals struggle with dyslexia, which affects written expression as well as reading.


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