Frank McKeown, M.A., A/AOGPE, CDP/IDA, Director
Mr. McKeown has been running the Center for Learning since its inception in 2016. He has worked with students with reading, writing and mathematics disabilities, students with ADHD, and students on the autism spectrum since 2002. After he was trained in the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach in 2003, he became passionate about helping students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia and has spent the last fifteen years working with those students. He is an Associate Level member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and he is a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner of the International Dyslexia Association. Mr. McKeown also serves on the board of the International Dyslexia Association, Florida Branch.
Shana Giacchi, Assistant Director and Learning Specialist
Ms. Giacchi joined the staff of the Center for Learning in 2017. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education and Exceptional Education from Flagler College, and she is a Florida Certified Exceptional Student Education Teacher Grades K-12. She also has endorsements for English as a Second Language and Reading. Ms. Giacci recently completed her formal Orton-Gillingham training through the Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota.
Lesley Proctor, M.S. Learning Specialist
Mrs. Proctor joined our team at the Center for Learning in June 2018. She has an M.S. in Elementary Education from Florida State University and has been teaching since 1992. Mrs. Proctor is also a Maclay Alumnus and we are excited to welcome her home!
Renee Ereckson, Learning Specialist
Mrs. Ereckson also joined our team in June 2018. Mrs. Ereckson brings 28 years of teaching experience to Maclay, including 15 years in Special Education where she taught autistic students, mild, moderate, severe, and profound students, and interrelated classes. Additionally, she taught for 13 years at Holy Comofrter Episcopal School. She holds a bachelor's degree in Special Education as well as a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Gerogia and is cerfied in Special Education K-12.