The resource program at St. Gregory School addresses the needs of students in all grades who have a designated learning difference per professional testing, as well as those who are identified by teachers at risk based on classroom performance and response to intervention (RTI). Students are referred to the resource specialists after teachers have deployed multiple classroom interventions to support improvement and the students still present specific learning needs.
The goal of our resource program is to give support to students with identified learning differences. Our two resource specialists work as a team, in conjunction with the teachers, the parents, and the students, to discuss and incorporate interventions that help the student succeed. Interventions are determined by academic assessment recommendations or teacher recommendations.
Mrs. Goveya works with students in kindergarten through fourth grade each day. She provides 1:1 instruction, as well as small group pullouts. She works with students on class work, and also provides academic interventions using programs such as Lexia Core 5 and RazKids. Students can also come to the small library for a quiet place to take a test.
Mrs. Harrington works with students in fifth through eighth grade each day as well. She offers office hours every afternoon and before school. The focus in junior high resource is on organization, executive functioning skills, and helping students successfully utilize strategies that can be applied in their high school journey.