New York Times Best-Selling Author, Bruce Cameron and Wife, Comedian and Hollywood Actress Cathryn Michon to Visit the Prentice School

NORTH TUSTIN, Calif., December 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Bruce Cameron and his wife, Cathryn Michon, best-selling authors and co-screenwriters of “A Dog’s Purpose,” will highlight an evening of informative conversation on learning differences at The Prentice School, a private, nonprofit, and nonpublic (NPS) academic school, which offers unparalleled learning experiences to bright students with learning differences. The event, to be held on the school’s North Tustin campus on Jan. 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM, is open to the public.

“We are so honored to have Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon on campus and look forward to hearing Bruce’s story about his learning differences and Cathryn’s challenge with navigating his differences,” says Corinne Conklin, Director of Development at The Prentice School. “As a parent of two students who attended Prentice, I am passionate about getting the word out that students who are not your typical learners are bright and able to learn, they just need to be taught in the way they learn best.  We stole the parting words of Be. Here. Now. from Bailey in “A Dog’s Purpose” to not only encourage people to be here for the event, but also to capture the essence of how Bruce and Cathryn live life!”

“For me, school was torture. Getting me to focus and stay at a desk all day was nearly impossible. I was always thinking–just not about what the teacher was saying,” says Bruce Cameron. “Although never formally diagnosed with learning differences, school was not my friend. My heart goes out to students–I can only imagine how much more difficult it must be for a child with dyslexia or ADHD in today’s traditional classroom.  After hearing how our close friend’s son–a creative kid who reminded me a lot of myself at his age–went from saying ‘I don’t deserve to live’ to ‘I love school,’ I knew The Prentice School must be a special place. My wife, Cathryn, and I wanted to do what we could to support this amazing place and spread the word that students who learn differently are smart–they just need to be taught in new and inventive ways.”         

“Prentice is positioned to change the lives of students by providing them with the tools they need to succeed and become strong contributing members of society,” says Alicia Maciel, Executive Director of The Prentice School. “We take great pride in the community of support we have built around students that includes parents, donors, board members and community partners, such as Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon.”

“Bruce and Cathryn represent both ends of the cognitively diverse spectrum.  Bruce struggled all through school as a result of his undiagnosed learning differences while Cathryn was your neuro-typical overachiever who excelled in school,” says Conklin.  “It seems that what may have brought them together was their witty sense of humor and a dog.  We are so thrilled that they will be sharing their unique story about their life together towards navigating their different learning styles and journey to success.”

For over 30 years, The Prentice School has transformed the lives of over 5,000 students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, and visual processing and executive function disorders.

Parents and donors, and educational and healthcare professionals, interested in learning more about The Prentice School should visit www.prentice.org  for additional information.

ABOUT THE PRENTICE SCHOOL
Founded in 1986, The Prentice School is a private, nonprofit academic school located in North Tustin, California and is a Certified Nonpublic School through the California Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Prentice approach is designed to engage students on three learning pathways, including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Using evidence-based curriculum and instructional methodologies, a structured literacy approach, multi-sensory instructional strategies, and ongoing progress monitoring, The Prentice School offers an unparalleled learning experience to students with learning differences who possess average to high intelligence, whose needs have not been met in a more traditional classroom setting.

You can learn more about The Prentice School at www.prentice.org or call (714) 244.4600

Media Contact: 
Mauricio Lopez
The Prentice School
(714) 538-4511
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