Student Support Services

Student Support Staff

Administration

Melanie-Jacobs
Speech and Language Pathologist
Birgit-Crable
Business and Facilities Manager
Melanie-Newhouse
Associate Administrator, Student Support Services Director
Lisa Lavora – De Beule
Director of Communications and Marketing
alyssa-morris
Director of School Admissions
Peggy-Polos
Director of Development
Lisa-Tosta
Office Manager
Janelle-Ashby
Learning Specialist
Margaret-McCleery-Cota
Gold Door Co-Teacher
Nicole-Staska
Gold Door Co-Teacher
Jacqueline Ochoa
Gold Door Assistant Teacher
Sandy-gorman
White Door Head Teacher
Yeonwook-Uyeno
White Door Assistant Teacher
Dorothy-Miller
White Door Assistant Teacher
dell-barden
Blue Door Head Teacher
Roma Garcia
Blue Door Assistant Teacher
Sarah Lopez
Navy Door Head Teacher
Suzuki-Contreras
Navy Door Assistant Teacher
Krista-Williams
Red Door Head Teacher
Sharon-Liddy
Red Door Assistant Teacher
Kacy-Burke
Silver Door Head Teacher
Carla-Shapiro
Silver Door Assistant Teacher
Kathryn-Parker
Yellow Door Head Teacher
Gabriela-Elias
Yellow Door Assistant Teacher
Anne-Raiter
Aqua Door Head Teacher
Molly-O’Malia
Purple Door Head Teacher
Irene-Morales
Green Door Head Teacher
Kimberly-Sanchez
Green Door Assistant Teacher
Loric-Box
Emerald Door Head Teacher
Kim-Keller
Diamond Door Head Teacher
Suzanne-Hawtrey
Art Specialist
Francis Cosworth
Computer and Technology Specialist
Brenda-Renteria
Spanish Specialist
Librarian
Claude-Lise-Leafranque
Music Specialist
Derrick Curtis
Physical Education Specialist
Garrett-Blair
Drama Specialist
Our School Logo
Permanent Substitute
Kathy-Finck
Primary After School Care Lead
Kali-Gutierrez
Elementary After School Care Lead
Delaney Newhouse
Elementary After School Assistant
Paulo-Perez
Grounds and Maintenance

Students

Jayla Dilbeck
Learning Specialist
Rebecca Goebel
Occupational Therapist
Melanie-Newhouse
Associate Administrator, Student Support Services Director
Janelle-Ashby
Learning Specialist

 

The Montessori Method of education provides a nurturing, supportive environment for children with many different abilities and learning styles. This includes highly gifted students and children with special needs, including learning differences in reading, writing, spelling and/or math; ADHD; and mild-to-
moderate autism spectrum disorders.

The Montessori Method uses a flexible, open-ended and child-centered curriculum which is well-suited for children with various abilities. Children learn in multi-age classes with the same teacher for three years. This creates a stable and predictable environment where respect for self and others is cultivated.
Montessori teachers are trained observers who individualize and tailor their instruction for all students. Children work at their own pace, avoiding comparison and the feeling of being left behind. For students who are highly gifted, it offers the flexibility of advancing independently, presenting many opportunities
for academic exploration, problem solving and critical thinking.

The Student Support Services program at MCS provides the infrastructure to support students with learning differences and to ensure diverse learning needs are met within the classroom. Our student support services director helps facilitate the identification, assessment and case management of students
and coordinates communication between parents, teachers and outside service providers. When learning issues or high potential learners are identified, the team creates a plan to work with the parents and any outside service providers to determine strategies, interventions and accommodations to
best support your child’s unique needs.

MCS will make reasonable accommodations and modifications to provide an equitable opportunity for your child to participate in the school’s educational program. However, at times some students may need more support services than MCS can provide. MCS will partner closely with families to assess whether
the school’s resources appropriately serve your child’s needs and if another school might be better suited to meet that student’s individual learning needs.

If you have concerns about your child’s development in any area (speech, language, motor skills, social skills, sensory, academic skills, attention), please contact your child’s teacher or our Student Support Services Director: Melanie Newhouse, m.newhouse@mcssb.org.