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Copyright © 2018 Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning

Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning is a 501(c)3, educational not-for-profit serving people with significant reading, spelling and writing difficulties, including people with dyslexia.  

About Us

We started the Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning because our own kids were diagnosed with dyslexia and our schools weren't clear on how to effectively teach our children to read.  Some of us didn't have a diagnosis but just knew something was not right with our kids and their ability to acquire reading skills.  While our kid's teachers were concerned they were unable to offer us the support that we thought our kids needed. 


Our children thought something was wrong with them.  Everyone else in the class was making progress but they struggled to learn the basics.  Many of our kids had a lot of anxiety about going to school and may have headaches or stomach aches weekly or even daily.  We knew our kids were bright and intelligent but were frustrated because they were unable to achieve their best in the classroom.  Certainly, our kids weren't the only children feeling this way! ​

Mission Statement

Provide educational, charitable, and supportive services to individuals with dyslexia.  Delivering research-based multi-sensory teaching methods in a positive learning environment that ignites the student’s inner strengths and inspires them to be engaged in lifelong learners building foundations in literacy (reading, writing, spelling).    

Values & Beliefs


  • Be Positive

  • An emphasis on individual strengths

  • Personalized learning

  • Honesty

  • Performance expectations

  • Accountability to self & others

  • Learning is a lifelong skill

Noel Leif


Executive Director

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Board of Directors

Board President,

Chairman and CEO of

Commerce Bank

Mr. Doug

Board Member, Colon & Rectal Surgery and Surgery

Dr. Jose' Dominguez

Board Member, 

Decoding Dyslexia Missouri


Mrs. Jennifer Edwards

Board Member, BKD Partner

Mrs. Camille Lockhart

Board Member, Mercy neuropsychologist 

Dr. Philip Mothersead

Board Member, Partner at Hush Blackwell

Mr. Bryan