Turning a bad prediction into academic success
In the fourth grade, Nancy Thompson Spencer (founder of Reading Friends) was told she would never make it to college. Nancy proved this prediction wrong by earning an undergraduate degree in education along with an endorsement in special education from Texas Christian University. She continued her post-graduate work at East Texas State University and Dean Memorial Learning Center at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital where she became a Certified Language Therapist.
During the first five years of Reading Friends’ existence, the clinic experienced persistent community demand and steady growth that produced the need for a bigger and better space. To accommodate this demand, Reading Friends exited its location at the back of the bookstore and found its own store front in West Fort Worth.
An established reputation of helping children to learn
After almost 30 successful years of business, Reading Friends continues to operate on the strong belief that all children deserve a nurturing, structured, academic environment, which provides a foundation for learning. Nancy, as the sole owner, transformed her reading clinic into an innovative, academic preschool for all children.
Persistent demand for a Reading Friends education supports the Reading Friends Corporate belief that parents:
- Want the best academic foundation for their preschool child
- Can identify a system that fosters academic excellence
- Are willing to spread the word and advertise what they believe works
In short, Nancy personally understands and represents the limitless possibilities of every child.