Friends of Different Learners is an independent organization of parents, staff, and community members dedicated to maximizing the potential of Birmingham Public School students with different abilities.

All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone!

2016-17                     MEETING SCHEDULE

MAY 4   

Appreciation Celebration at *Birmingham Covington School


JUNE 1   

Wrap Up 2017 & Plan 2018!

Meeting and Location Information

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions - see schedule).
  We start with a brief business meeting followed by the guest speaker and topic presentation.  Informal networking opportunities are available after every meeting to share ideas about how to help our different learners and to learn from each other.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Birmingham Covington School (BCS)
1525 Covington Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
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Wrap Up 2017 & Plan 2018!

June 1

7:00 p.m.

Birmingham Covington School (BCS)

1525 Covington Road * Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

For more information contact Jane Konoya at 248-497-2706 or

Appreciation Awards Cancellation Notification


The Annual Appreciation Awards will not take place this year. The Friends of Different Learners Executive Committee carefully reviewed the comments and suggestions from BPS staff and FODL members to make this difficult decision. We at Friends, value the daily contribution and difference that all our teachers and staff make in a different learner’s life. Without their passion, dedication and empathy, our families’ lives would be more challenging and less bright. We hope that our members will take it upon themselves to share their appreciation for Specialized Instruction teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week and Paraprofessional Day. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as FODL re-evaluates the services and support that will be provided as we move forward to serve our community.


Friends of Different Learners

Executive Committee