Bodine School
2432 Yester Oaks Drive
Germantown TN 38139
Contact Information
Address 2432 Yester Oaks Drive
Germantown, TN 38139
Telephone 901 7541800
E-mail jclark@bodineschool.org
Mission Statement

The mission of Bodine School is to lead the Mid-South in teaching children with dyslexia to read and succeed.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Josh Clark
Board Chair Mrs. Jill Giles
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1972
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,526,805.59
Projected Expenses $2,526,805.59
Statements
Mission

The mission of Bodine School is to lead the Mid-South in teaching children with dyslexia to read and succeed.

Background

Richard and Virginia Bodine founded Bodine School in memory of their only son, Rick. While attending The Mills School in Florida due to the lack of resources for learning disabled students in the Memphis area, Rick had a fatal accident. Honoring his memory became a mission of the Bodine family, and establishing the school allowed families in the Mid-South area to send their child with dyslexia to a local school. The decision to establish a facility in Memphis was also based on the interest, involvement and work of many lay and professional people who recognized the needs of the area students.

Today, Bodine School remains the only school in the Mid-South and in all of Tennessee that is solely committed to teaching children with dyslexia and other reading-related learning differences to read and succeed.

Impact
At Bodine School, we provide an independent, educational experience that allows the dyslexic mind to thrive through a challenging and thought provoking curriculum. Neuroscience proves that dyslexics learn differently than others. With this in mind, Bodine has built a curriculum, electives, after school programs and one-on-one learning opportunities all under the guidance of our three Core Values. The Values are prevalent in everything we do and make up what is known as The Bodine Experience.

Innovative

  • Different learning demands different teaching
  • Innovative, data-driven approach to instruction
  • First and only one of its kind in Tennessee
  • Individualized approach
  • Hands-on, student centered
  • Founded by Mr. Bodine, an inventor
  • Research-based advancements

Transformative

  • The Dyslexic Advantage
  • Character education transforming a disability into a valued difference
  • Famous dyslexics have added to and changed our world; created something wholly new
  • Alumni success at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • 40 years of a focused mission
  • Life-changing experience
  • Outreach and community impact

Boundless

  • Emphasis on foundational skills and strategies to build off of
  • Transition philosophy: Come here and get prepared for the future
  • Technology
  • 40 years of proven success
 
Needs
Bodine School is the only school in the Mid-Soth that serves students with dyslexia and is the region's leading expert on the science behind reading. In order to sustain the schools day program and expand its influence in the community, the support of individuals and organizations is imperative.
Bodine School's immediate needs include:
- Annual Giving contributions to support the gap between tuition and operating expenses
- Investments in capital improvements and expansion
- Investments in Teacher Training Initiatives
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
TN - Shelby County
MS
AR
MS - Tunica County
TN
Bodine School serves children from all over the MidSouth region. Children wish dyslexia from Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee come to Bodine to get the specialized structure they need to learn to read and succeed. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Jill Giles
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2013 to June 2016
Email jgiles91@msn.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Douglas Dunavant
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Imad Abdullah Regional One Health
Richard Bodine Retired
Allison Cates Community Volunteer
David Crippen Retired
Cindy Finestone Community Volunteer
Robert Frazee Frazee Investment Consulting
Jill Giles Community Volunteer
Leslea Grochau MassMutual
Tom Hutton Boyle Investment Co.
Mary Keife Hyland Retired School Administrator
Chris Nunn Security Bancorp of TN
Andrew Ruhland Cisco Systems
Hugh Shackelford Vining Sparks
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Executive Director
Executive Director Josh Clark
Experience

Josh Clark is Head of School at Bodine School. Prior to this role, he worked at Lausanne Collegiate School as Assistant Head of Middle School and English Teacher for 7 years.

Mr. Clark holds a Master of Art degree in American Literature from the University of the South, Sewanee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Staff
Full Time Staff 25
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2012
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description Bodine School is a 1st–8th grade elementary and middle school, with an enrollment of approximately 90 students. In Bodine School's Day Program, it gives each student access to unparalleled dyslexia remediation, provided by the region's most qualified teachers. A whole-school experience is also a primary factor in this Day Program's mission, focusing on Fine Arts, Athletics and Innovative Learning.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $2,093,205.50
Short Term Success In its 42 year history, the school has drawn strength and resilience from the vast accomplishments of its students and the organization’s collective impact on the Memphis community. With unyielding compassion and resolute drive, Bodine imparts what no other school in the state or region can provide: A life changing experience. Bodine School is the only school in the Mid-South and in all of Tennessee that is solely committed to teaching children with dyslexia and other reading-related learning differences to read and succeed.
Long Term Success

Bodine School has developed a comprehensive plan for its future that will greatly enhance the experience of its students while also developing a regional reading resource center that will change the landscape of literacy in our community.


Description

The Erika Center is a bridge between the life-changing work of Bodine School’s Germantown Campus and the tens of thousands of young people in Shelby County desperate for its help. Through Teacher Training, Community Education and Fee-based Remediation Services,The Erika Center will change the landscape of literacy in our community.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $433,600.00
Short Term Success

Throughout the academic year and during the summer, The Erika Center will provide workshops and training in topics including:

  • Handwriting
  • Written Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Instruction
  • Advanced Spelling
  • Working Memory and Processing Speed
  • Spelling Development and Orthography
  • Oral Language Development, Syntax, and Semantics
  • Muti-sensory Math Instruction
The Erika Center at Bodine School has already partnered with many local organizations to offer training. Some of these partners include:
  • KIPP Memphis
  • New Hope Christian Academy
  • Literacy Mid-South
  • Teach for America
  • Achievement School District
  • Memphis Teachers Residency
These initial partnerships represent participation by 25 public and charter school teachers. We estimate that through their participation in Teacher Training, The Erika Center at Bodine School will improve the level of instruction for over 3,000 students over the next 5 years. 
 
Through an annual Community Education series Bodine School will empower parents, teachers, and volunteers to recognize, support, and advocate for students with a learning disability. The Erika Center's Community Education initiative will offer a series of workshops and presentations on topics such as:
  • Executive Functioning
  • Grit and Perseverance
  • Technology and Learning Disabilities
  • Language Processing 

Long Term Success

The Erika Center at Bodine School will offer specialized literacy & language training to teachers, tutors, speech & language pathologists, volunteers and other professionals working with students from low-socioeconomic communities. With appropriate space and resources, The Erika Center could train up to 300 teachers annually, impacting over 37,000 students over the same period.

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $2,526,805.59
Projected Expenses $2,526,805.59
Endowment Value $3,819,398.46
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose

The Erika Center is a bridge between the life-changing work of Bodine School’s Germantown Campus and the tens of thousands of young people in Shelby County desperate for its help. Through Teacher Training, Community Education and Fee-based Remediation Services,The Erika Center will change the landscape of literacy in our community.


 

Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit
Bodine School State Solicitations ExemptionView
Address 2432 Yester Oaks Drive
Germantown, TN 38139
Primary Phone 901 7541800
Contact Email jclark@bodineschool.org
CEO/Executive Director Josh Clark
Board Chair Mrs. Jill Giles
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer

 

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