Our initial desire was to provide all families with the ability to homeschool. We launched the Academy in July 2017. Our vision was grand! However, we found we had not ensured that we had everything we needed. Our hope is that we will be able to re-launch the Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. Please watch this page for updates.
Our goals are to provide daily professional tutoring from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will work with small groups that are supportive of students with learning differences. Each student will have a Strategic Instruction Plan (SIP), developed in collaboration with the tutor and the family. The intent is to focus on language arts and math specifically and integrate other subjects through a variety of activities.
PFES Academy will strive to provide a sensory-friendly, differentiated learning environment.
In addition to the Academy, we aim to partner with a network of providers to provide Before School and After School care. (See our anticipated schedule)
We plan to offer “brain food,” nutritious lunch and snacks
What We Will Provide
Independent skill building
Life skills coaching
Family and education consulting
Zhavon “Shay” Malone has been involved in educating children and working with families since 2001. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Hampton University in 2002 and completed an M.Ed. in Special Education in 2008. Shay has worked as a mentor, mental health counselor, Special Education teacher, life coach and tutor for over 15 years. She is well-versed in assessing needs and tailoring solutions for those needs.
Shay is married to Jeff Malone, has two sons, ages 7 and 1, and serves at The Mission Church on the benevolence team.
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