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“Friends of Different Learners is dedicated to helping our parents and district work together to connect and achieve meaningful discussions that result in greater support and growth opportunities for our community and children.”

—Carrie Chapie & Stacie Makris, Co-Presidents 2022 – 2023

Friends of Different Learners is an independent organization of Birmingham Public Schools parents, staff, and community members dedicated to maximizing the potential of students with different learning styles and abilities.

building reps

Adult Transition – Catherine Lewandowski mlewand@live.com
Birmingham Covington School
– Jessica LaRose amy.slosar@gmail.com
Berkshire Middle School
– Jessica LaRose cjohnson71205@gmail.com
Beverly Elementary
– Stacie Makris jenmoore3@yahoo.com
Bingham Elementary
– Sara Grezlik saragrezlik@yahoo.com
Derby Middle School
– Carrie Chapie carriechapie@gmail.com
Early Childhood Center

Greenfield Elementary
Groves High School
Harlan Elementary
Pembroke Elementary
– Deanna Predium Dluxury143@gmail.com
Pierce Elementary
– Katherine DiClaudio katherinediclaudio@gmail.com
Quarton Elementary
Seaholm High School
– Catherine Lewandowski mlewand@live.com
West Maple
Elementary – Renee Blohm renee.blohm@live.com

Join the conversation in our Friends of Different Learners Facebook Group.


schedule of events

MeetingAttendeesDates + Location
Community Meeting
BPS Special Services Update by Laura Mahler
All BPS Families Welcome!October 5, 2023 | 7:00 PM
Birmingham Covington School Media Center
Community MeetingAll BPS Families Welcome!November 2, 2023 | 7:00 PM
Birmingham Covington School Media Center

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