Welcome to Learning Support Services within Saint Theresa School.We are proud to have six dedicated instructional support personnel at our school. They provide the capability for your child to excel while attending Saint Theresa School.
Hi, my name is Patti Martin and I am the Kindergarten through 5th grade Learning Support Teacher. I have 20 years of teaching experience at public schools, which includes both time as a special education teacher and time as a reading specialist. I'm very excited to now be a part of the Saint Theresa School staff. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education at IUP, my Master's Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certification from McDaniel College. Here at Saint Theresa School I will be teaching both reading and math to students in small groups that have a significant need and have gone through the referral process.Hi, I am Jamie Lippart. I am the Learning Support Aide. My day consists of classroom push in 1st and 2nd Grade. What that means is, I am in the classroom working side by side with the teacher as well as providing one on one time with students that need a little more support. I also work with small groups of 3rd graders for Reading/Language Arts and Math. I have a small group of 3rd graders in which I instruct writing prompts and corrective writing. My teaching experience includes learning support in the Regular Education classrooms as well as students with multiple disabilities. I work closely with the rest of the Learning Support Staff as well as each child's teacher to ensure maximum results for each student here at Saint Theresa School. It is my pleasure to help your child learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.Learning Support for Middle School: Judy Karas
My name is Judy Karas and I am the Middle School Learning Support Teacher at St. Theresa School. My primary job is to offer support to our middle school students in Language Arts and Math. If a student is struggling in Math or Language Arts, his or her teacher will make a referral and we will discuss the best strategy for intervention. Students may come to me in a small group setting for their core Math instruction and/or to supplement the instruction they receive in the Language Arts classroom. I can also offer support if the student needs help with organization skills,study skills or test taking.
If a student has an IEP from a public school district, we will review it and try to accommodate the student as best as possible. If you are interested in our program, and have further questions, please contact me at Email: email@example.comHi, my name is Terri Mandia and I work for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. I am the Reading Specialist assigned to Saint Theresa School. Through a teacher referral process, I am available to provide assessments to students who are struggling in reading and/or math. If the results of the assessments are below benchmark, and remedial intervention is deemed appropriate, I see students in a small group to remediate in their areas of need. As a member of Saint Theresa's School Student Support Team, I provide consultation and support to classroom teachers regarding ways to differentiate instruction for the remedial student.My name is Vickie Guion and I have been working with the CAIU throughout the past 30 years as an audiologist, teacher of the hearing impaired, and speech and language clinician. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Science Degree in Audiology from Vanderbilt University. I continue to attend a variety of conferences and workshops annually to keep current in the field of Speech and Language Pathology. As the Speech Language Pathologist, my responsibilities include working directly with your child's speech and language needs in the areas of articulation, grammar, phonological skills, and language while also supporting/consulting with the school personnel in these areas.School Counseling Services are available to St. Theresa students in grades K-8. This support is provided by a certified school counselor from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. The counselor is available Monday through Friday during school hours and provides a variety of services such as consultation, individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom lessons to assist students in their adjustment at school and help them with academic, emotional, and/or personal concerns. Students may refer themselves for counseling or they may be referred by teachers, parents, or school staff members.