Smiles are extra-special at a unique school in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The Lake Hills School is a coeducational public special needs school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Two hundred and twenty students with significant cognitive disabilities attend daily.  They require extensive support to learn basic academics and process the world around them.

Principal Dr. Robin Meyers holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Her extensive knowledge of and certification in autism spectrum disorders make her uniquely qualified for this challenging role.

Lake Hills School is a local learning center championed by the Harbor Hills Lakes Charity.  Dr. Meyers said, “We are so grateful to have the Harbor Hills Ladies Charity support our school. The Charity and Harbor Hills Development have donated nearly $20,000 this year alone.”

Technology plays an integral role in the lives of these children. From assistive technology with voice-output to modified materials and equipment, every avenue is utilized to communicate in alternative ways. Donations go towards the purchase of expensive assistive technology and adaptive equipment for students with physical disabilities.

In addition to Lake Hills School, other local organizations adopted by the Harbor Hills Ladies Charity include The Christian Food Pantry of Lady Lake, The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Fruitland Park Elementary and The Villages Elementary School.

The Harbor Hills Ladies Charity welcomes new officers for the 2019-2020 season. They are: President, Sue Rice; VP, Ruth Palmer; Secretary, Phyllis Leonard; Co-Secretary, Susie Connor; Treasurer, Missey Sackett; Co-Treasurer, Leslie Nisun; Historian, Nancy Flood; Co-Historian, Marlene Bacsik; Philanthropy, Mary Johnson and Co-Chair, Judy Kiley. Many thanks to past President Sandy Crabtree and all the officers and chairwomen who worked hard to make the 2018-2019 season an outstanding success.

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