Welcome to Learning Support within Saint Theresa School.
We have many areas of expertise to help your student excel
while attending Saint Theresa School.
Let's meet the teachers!
Hi, my name is Carol Barno. I am the Learning Support Teacher for grades K-5 and I began my career at St Theresa School in 2005. My undergraduate studies were in elementary, special and early childhood education. I have a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities and Behavior disorders. My teaching career began at St Theresa School in Evansville Indiana in 1979. After moving to Pennsylvania, I have had the opportunity to direct preschool programs and to work with special needs children on all levels. During the school day, I see children in grades k-5 who have been referred by their classroom teacher and found to be performing significantly below grade level in math and/or reading. The goal of Learning Support is to provide intensive instruction using a variety of multisensory strategies.
Saint Theresa School has a Middle School Learning Support teacher. The Middle School Learning Support was established in 2012 to provide assistance to the middle school students (grades 6 - 8). The Middle School Learning Support program provides students with learning plans either daily class time in Math and Language Arts, or push in or pull out of classes when needed. The program changes as the needs of the student changes. Students without learning plans can be seen on a concept by concept need.
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.
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.
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.