About Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning

Our center was created due to a lack of resources for dyslexic youth in Southwest Missouri. Our Executive Director, Noel Leif, struggled to find tutoring help for her children when they were falling behind in early elementary school. Because there were no programs that could help, she sought out training and home-schooled. In a single school year, her children were back to grade level and she began tutoring other children in our city. This single effort grew into a non-profit organization that now employs 18 employees in two community locations that serve the entire Southwest Missouri region.

Mission Statement

Provide educational, charitable, and supportive services to individuals with dyslexia. Delivering research-based multi-sensory teaching methods in a positive learning environment that ignites the student’s inner strengths and inspires them to be engaged lifelong learners building foundations in literacy (reading, writing, spelling).

Values & Beliefs

Be Positive:

Performance expectations

Emphasis of individual strengths

Personalized learning

Accountability to self & others


Learning is a lifelong skill


Board of Directors