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Expert to help with organization

Expert to help with organization

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A local woman wants to help Guilford County parents get their students organized for school.

Connie Bruffey, the exceptional children’s advocate for the Kernodle Middle PTA, has been working to bring in a Charlotte-based educator, Rosanne Manus .

“Last year we’d done some meet and greets, and we did a survey of parents and staff and asked them what they would like to see,” Bruffey said.

One of the main things teachers and staff wanted was better student organization, she said.

Bruffey began to work with the school’s resource teacher, Nicole Keener , to research experts who could teach parents how to organize their students.

The two eventually heard about Manus.

“I investigated her,” Bruffey said. “I called schools in Charlotte, to make sure she is who she says she is.”

Manus is the founder of Manus Academy in Charlotte.

She and her staff work with students from kindergarten through college who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and other neurological and developmental disabilities.

Academy services include a private middle and high school accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools, after-school tutoring, testing, consultation and parent and teacher training.

Initially, the program was meant for the parents of exception children.

After learning about Manus’ expertise, Bruffey said they decided to open it up to the whole county.

“This is something that I feel like every child and parent should have the opportunity to do,” Bruffey said.

Contact Tiffany S. Jones at 373-7157, or

want to go?

What: “How to Organize Your Child” with Rosanne Manus

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Kernodle Middle School, 3600 Drawbridge Parkway, Greensboro

RSVP: Connie Bruffey at 605-4654 or e-mail manusat Deadline: Nov. 10.


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