No two children learn the same way, but all children deserve learning opportunities that bring out their unique talents and allow them to make sense of the world around them. St. James' is committed to making these opportunities an everyday reality for every single one of our students.
As an inclusive community of learners with a focus on academic excellence and attention to the needs of each child, St. James’ Episcopal School views reasonable learning accommodations as a core part of our mission. The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students with different learning styles through small-group and one-on-one instruction.
In addition, the Learning Specialist collaborates with teachers to create small-group interventions and individualized learning strategies, while communicating with parents throughout the accommodations process. Working with the Learning Specialist, students engage in reading activities, concept mapping and visualizations, educational games, and a variety of multisensory learning materials, all of which help them not only to enhance their academic skills but also to assess their own understanding.
The overall aim of the Learning Specialist is to connect with students, teachers, and parents in order to meet the unique learning needs of our students. The goal is that all students feel aware of their progress and supported, confident, and successful in their academic achievements.