I am the full time Intervention Specialist at Wiggin Street Elementary. I am excited to return after a year of working on the Digital Academy. Every year, I learn a great deal from the children who work with me. Last year truly stretched my comfort level and my skills in technology. I look forward to this year being back in the building and working with your student.
I have been at Wiggin Street Elementary for 16 years and with Mt. Vernon City School for 17 years as an Intervention Specialist. I have a Master's Degree in Education, a Master's in Social Work, and a Bachelor's in Psychology.
A student’s Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) are the driving forces as to what interventions a student receives. For phonics based interventions, I use the Wilson Reading Program or Wilson Fundations depending upon the grade of the child. If comprehension is more of the issue, then I would utilize the Leveled Literacy Program or the interventions in the Journeys Program. For math, I use Touch Points, Problem Solving, or the interventions in the GoMath Program. Often I will supplement the programs with more practice to make sure that a student understands the concepts. Interventions occur in the school environment, the classroom or the resource room. This again depends upon the needs of the child and the IEP. The teachers and I work closely to ensure that your student is receiving the services they need.