Welcome To Dana Blackhurst Interview 


Topic: THE PIED PIPER OF DYSLEXIA


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​ON this INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What it is like to be dyslexic.
  • How to empower children who learn differently.
  • How to meet the unique learning needs of dyslexic children.
  • How a school can foster the unique strengths and talents of each student.
  • The importance of the Orton-Gillingham method in teaching dyslexic children.
  • And more...

About Dana Blackhurst:

Dana Blackhurst is a nationally recognized educator and authority on students with dyslexia. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of special education. 

Since becoming a teacher in 1983, Dana has received numerous educational honors, including the Educator Award, Carolina Branch of the IDA (2002), South Carolina Middle School Teacher of the Year (1990-91), P. Buckley Moss Teacher Award for National Outstanding Educator in Learning Disabilities (runner-up), and Congressional proclamation as “Outstanding Educator” in South Carolina.

Dana was Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Learning at the Carroll School in Lincoln, MA, where he also taught Social Studies. Dana served as Headmaster of Camperdown Academy in Greenville, SC. 

He also was employed by the Kildonan School in Amenia, NY, the Jemicy School in Baltimore, MD, and the Sandhills School in Columbia, SC. Further, he served as Headmaster of Pine Ridge Secondary School, an international boarding school in Williston, VT.


Dana is a passionate leader in building self confidence in students with dyslexia through appropriate school placement, development of creative educational approaches, organizational skills instruction, time management, and self-advocacy. Dana Blackhurst currently sits as a member of the Board of Marshall University’s H.E.L.P Program, and a board member of the Margaret Byrd Rawson Institute. He has returned to Greenville, SC. as Founder and Headmaster of the Chandler School..

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