I am excited to introduce CA’s Student Support Services Team. Comprised of a Director, Learning Specialists, School Counselors, a Nurse, and an Administrative Assistant, the wellness-focused team supports our campus community by providing programming, services, compassion, and care to our students, parents, staff, and faculty. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!
Director of Student Support Services
Location: US 229B
- Director for School Counselors, Learning Support Services personnel, and Nurse across grades 6-12.
- Oversees the development and coordination of activities and communication involving student support services, curriculum, advisory placement, advisory support, and student health and wellness across grades 6-12
- Collaborates with Mental Health, Wellness, SEL, and Learning professionals in the community to manage cases and receive updates on techniques, treatments, and referrals.
- Provides parents, employees, and students with support with training, workshops, and resources with information on various services.
Location: MS 102 and US Main office
- Provides acute and chronic healthcare services to students and employees.
- Provides staff education regarding responding to medical emergencies and pertinent regulatory guideline updates.
- Consults with the administration on policies involving student health issues.
- Collects, reviews, and maintains student health information.
- Communicates necessary health information to faculty and parents.
Upper School Learning Specialist, Grades 10-12
Locations: US 229C
- Develops, reviews, and maintains learning accommodation plans for students in grades 10-12.
- Acts as a direct support resource to parents of students with learning differences in grades 10-12 and coordinates referrals for evaluation and reevaluation processes.
- Collaborates with area professionals and faculty to support students and acts as a resource to faculty on learning about the characteristics of learning differences and implementing student accommodations.
- Provides direct services and intervention strategies to faculty regarding unidentified students who are experiencing academic difficulties.
- Works one-on-one with students and in groups with identified students to foster academic success.
- Manages applications for testing accommodations with College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP) and ACT.
MS Learning Specialist, Grades 6 – 9
Locations: MS 132 & US 206
- Oversees the development, review, explanation, communication, and maintenance of accommodation plans for students in grades 6-9.
- Supports faculty in addressing specific learning needs of students in grades 6 – 9 with diagnosed learning differences.
- Provides direct services in the larger classroom setting to students and coordinates referrals for outside support, referrals for testing, and the implementation of support in response to documented learning differences.
- Acts as a resource for faculty regarding unidentified students experiencing academic difficulty.
- Collaborates with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to promote student success.
Upper School Counselor, Grades 9-12
Locations: US 229A
- Meets with students to provide social and emotional support.
- Assists parents and teachers in understanding and responding to the developmental levels of students.
- Collaborates with Deans, Lead Advisors, and Grade Level Leaders on social-emotional learning.
- Acts as a resource and referral to outside agencies as needed; coordinates care with outside professionals.
Middle School Counselor, Grades 6-8
Locations: MS 101
- Meets with Middle School students individually and in groups to provide social and emotional counseling.
- Collaborates with Middle School Advisory Leads, Deans, Learning Specialists, and the Director of Student Support Services to develop and implement social-emotional curriculum in grades 6-8.
- Coordinates with Deans, Learning Specialists, School Counselors, and the Director of Student Support Services to bridge student’s transition from 8th grade to 9th grade.
- Participates in discussions with Counselors and/or Administration about broad school climate issues that significantly impact students’ experience in our learning community.
- Analyzes how survey data is utilized to inform and guide SEL programming and how our school responds to trends or major events affecting student wellbeing.
Administrative Assistant to Counselors
Locations: US 238
- Provides the Student Services team with organizational, communications, and other behind-the-scenes support.
- Provides administrative, data management and communications support to the College Counseling team.
- Helps keep things running smoothly so that our Student Services Team and Counselors can focus on our students!