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Learning Support

Meeting Students Where They Are

At St. Peter’s School, we strive to prepare all of our students for meaningful participation in a diverse society. We get to know each of our students as individuals and differentiate instruction to meet their needs. Beyond the classroom, we provide additional services from our Learning Support Team, which is comprised of a Director of Teaching and Learning, Learning Support Teacher, School Counselor, and STEAM Coordinator.

The Learning Support Team

The role of Director of Teaching and Learning was newly introduced for the 2019-2020 school year. Briana Mahon has taken on this new position and with the help of Beth Andaloro, our Learning Specialist, has been tasked with meeting our students where they are. Briana is also responsible for supporting teachers in their growth and development as teachers. With our school wide focus on small group instruction and inquiry in the classroom, Briana and Beth provide professional development opportunities and in class instruction for all our teachers.

Additionally, our Learning Support Teacher and Director of Teaching and Learning provide support for children demonstrating need in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. They push into the classroom and meet with students both one-to-one and in small groups. Extended learning opportunities are available to students seeking enrichment in varying subjects.

The STEAM Coordinator is responsible for the development, instructional leadership, and implementation of an interdisciplinary STEAM curriculum throughout the school. The STEAM Coordinator also provides additional math support and enrichment to students as needed.

The school employs a School Counselor who works closely with students and faculty to provide support inside and outside of the classroom.

Speech and Language

Students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade who demonstrate a need for speech and language services are screened in the fall. Those students determined to benefit from services meet one-to-one with a therapist from an outside provider on a weekly basis.