The Sisters of Saint Francis of Joliet, Illinois and parents were instrumental in the creation and early success of the FranCenter Clinic. Sister Lorraine Young served as founding director, Sister Dominic Krivich was co-director and diagnostician and Sister Patricia Wagner was the clinic’s administrator. Dr. Bob Marciante became the new Executive Director of the Clinic in 1985. At that time he introduced the center’s outreach programs which included staff development and training and placing qualified teachers in schools. Today the center provides teachers in all areas of the curriculum including staff for Title I programs.
FranCenter’s services were further expanded at that time to include parent education. Schools throughout the United States have requested and used these Services.
The majority of FranCenter staff holds Masters or Doctorate degrees with extensive experience in human behavior and learning. Educational specialists tutor in all areas of the curriculum, while other specialist work with ADD/ADHD, LD, and with students who may fall in the autistic spectrum. FranCenter also works with gifted and talented students to provide enrichment and advanced content and critical and creative thinking strategies.
In keeping with the outstanding work of the Sisters of Saint Francis, FranCenter continues to excel in administrating all of its diverse programs and services.
The Sister Lorraine Young Scholarship fund was established in 1990 for families needing financial assistance.
To help students improve learning skills and self-esteem, we created the FranCenter Advantage.