Support Services Teams
The many staff members who comprise this team are dedicated to assisting students in special areas of learning and growth. Below please find a description of the roles these staff members play, and use the links to the left to learn about the staff members and more specifics about their work.

Speech Language Pathology  (SLP)
A speech language pathologist's role in the school setting is to work with students, parents, and staff to assess and treat disorders related to speech, language, voice, and/or fluency to ensure students are successful in the school setting.

Occupational Therapist  (OT)
An occupational therapist's role in the school setting is to work with students, parents, and staff to assess and treat motor function issues (including motor planning, integration, hand control), sensory processing issues, and self-care skills to ensure students are successful in the school setting.

English Language Learning (ELL)
The ELL teacher identifies and works with non-native English speakers to help these students learn to speak, read, and write in English. The ELL teacher also provides support to the teaching staff to help ensure ELL student success in the school setting.

Learning Behavior Specialists
The learning behavior specialists role in the school setting is to work with students, parents, and staff to provide support and specialized methods of instruction designed to close performance gaps for struggling students in the areas of reading, math, writing, and organization in the school setting.

Behavior Intervention Specialist
The behavior intervention specialist's role in the school setting is to work with students, parents, and staff to build and maintain a school wide system of behavioral expectations, classroom management systems, and individual student interventions. Data collection, analysis and practical implementation of positive behavior management are used to create school environments in which students are encouraged to grow and learn in both the social and academic areas.

Social Worker
Social workers support and empower students within our educational community by meeting with students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. Social workers teach strategies and techniques that enable students to develop self-confidence, make good decisions, resolve conflicts peacefully, and become effective problem solvers.

School Psychologist
A school psychologist's role in the school setting is to identify and assess the learning, development, characteristics and needs of individuals and groups of students, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and development. The school psychologist uses assessment data about the school and the student achievement in helping to develop appropriate interventions and programs. The psychologist also monitors the data evaluating the effectiveness of these programs.

Reading Specialist
A reading specialist works with students to help them improve specific reading skill areas that address the specific needs of a student when a performance gap is identified. The reading specialist also works to support the classroom teachers' literacy instruction.