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Featured Alumni Spotlight
I attended Landmark when the school was newly founded. In fact my association with Dr. Drake precedes the founding of Landmark by several years. I left Landmark in 1974 to attend my remaining years of high school at the now-closed Oak Grove-Coburn School in Vassalboro, Maine. At the time Landmark was not able to graduate students and so nearly all of the early students had to go elsewhere to finish high school...READ MORE
Past Alumni Spotlights
Ordered by graduation year.
It all started when I was in first grade. I can recall one eventful day walking back into my class from recess. The teacher strolled to the front of the room and announced that it was now reading time. I sat down to read like all my other classmates and as I looked up I saw the teacher peering down at me. She noticed that I was holding my book, Frog and Toad, upside down and she announced to the class that I was...stupid...READ MORE
Diagnosed with a language-based learning disability when he was 17 years-old, Charles Altuzarra arrived at Landmark School in August of 2004. The fresh-faced junior from Paris, France did not know it at the time, but the following two years would change his life in ways he could not imagine. ...READ MORE
Brian Hagale was fortunate to have his learning challenges diagnosed at an early age. He was only 12 years old when he left his home in Houston, TX and moved into the North Campus dorm at what is now our Elementary•Middle School (EMS) campus...READ MORE
Sara and Dan Pouladian are committed to Landmark for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is because they met each other here when they were in high school. In many ways they are that fairy tale couple. That quote “If I never met you, I would miss you for the rest of my life,” applies to us, Sara says about husband Dan...READ MORE
When Theo van Roijen graduated from high school in Washington, DC, she was convinced that she would never be able to handle college. After a couple of years taking art and music classes, she decided she wanted to attend a four-year college. Theo recognized in herself a deficit in her academic foundation and sought a place to rebuild and strengthen her skills before enrolling in college...READ MORE
As a young boy, Mark remembers struggling in school. Mark could tell that he was learning differently. He remembers being self-conscience about the size of the books he was reading. He thought, “Everyone else is reading bigger books than me,” and his classmates noticed it too. Mark was often called stupid and made fun of by his peers and, as one could imagine, these struggles took a toll on Mark’s self-esteem...READ MORE
Liz (LMK ‘91) knows what it is like to be told she can’t do something. She also knows what it is like to get all fired up about a dream and make it a reality. Liz came to Landmark in the late 1980s like many others; a smart young women with dreams, but struggling to read and succeed in a typical classroom...READ MORE
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