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History Of Brookwood


When my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, I had three degrees in education and 13 years experience. However, I had no idea how to help her learn to read.  

I started to network, ask questions, read books, and basically study everything I could find.  I realized I didn’t have the training to help her, but I had the foundation to learn.

She went from appointment to appointment day by day.  Private school, a resource teacher, tutoring, vision therapy, and occupational therapy was going to cost $40,000 per year in 2002. I couldn’t afford that, and she couldn’t learn without it!

We started homeschooling in November of her second grade year. Within a week, I was homeschooling five students around my kitchen table. To remind me of our beginnings, I now use that table as my desk at school.

In 2004 BCS opened with 18 students.  I took out a personal loan for $50,000, hired help, and rented a room from a church.  In 2007 we outgrew that space, bought the Wood Street property, and built our little red schoolhouse.  We now have 80 students in first through twelfth grade and 13 teachers.

2021 School Year, Pictured from left to right: Kristen Wigington (founder's daughter), Kevin Wigington (co-founder), and Kim Wigington (founder)