• Welcome to Learning Support within Saint Theresa School.  
     We have many areas of expertise to help your student excel
    while attending Saint Theresa School.  
    Welcome Hi, my name is Patti Martin and I am the new K-5 Learning Support Teacher.  I have about 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. 
    Patti Martin E-mail:  pmartin@sainttheresaschool.org
    Mrs. Laird My name is Susan Laird and as the C.A.I.U. School Counselor for Saint Theresa School, I would like to introduce myself to you.  I am a resident of New Cumberland, having grown up in the borough.  I have always felt a real sense of "home" in this community.  My education credentials consist of earning two Bachelor of Science Degrees, one in Psychology and one in Speech/Language Pathology from Towson State University.  I earned a Master's Degree in Education and Counseling Certification at Millersville University.  Before accepting a position at the CAIU as a school counselor, I was employed full time by a private agency as a Behavior Specialist Consultant.  I accepted a position with the CAIU 11 years ago and it is now my 9th year at Saint Theresa.  As a full-time counselor here I offer individual counseling, small groups, classroom lessons and an 8th grade Career Group.  The Counseling Program changes from year to year, based on the needs of the school.  As always, I welcome parent communication regarding student progress.
    Mrs. Mandia Hi, 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.
    Mrs. Guion 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.