St. Agnes School is one of only two Catholic schools in Chester County to offer a Learning Support Classroom in addition to the services provided by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.
Students in grades 1 to 8 are granted admittance to our Learning Support Classroom after a recommendation has been made from the Instructional Support Team (IST) or as deemed necessary after academic testing.
The students in the Learning Support Classroom receive specialized instruction in an individualized or small group setting for a portion of their school day in the areas of language arts and mathematics.
The Learning Support teacher works closely with parents and classroom teachers in the collaborative planning, teaching and monitoring of the student’s educational program. In addition, the LSC teacher conducts assessments of the student’s classroom environment as well as educational materials and resources in order to recommend appropriate strategies that will enhance the student’s educational outcomes.
Students who attend the Learning Support Classroom are usually assessed in the Learning Support Classroom as it provides a less distracting environment. Documentation of assessments of the individual student’s progress is also completed by the Learning Support Teacher.
The Learning Support teacher assists in coordinating learning support services with other specialists (e.g., guidance counselor, speech therapists, etc.) for all of our Learning Support Classroom students.
All of this is done to ensure that the support given to the student is indeed helping that student reach his/her full potential.
Learning Support Room – Suzanne Flynn
Suzanne Flynn is a graduate of Cabrini University. In addition to having a duel BS degree in Elementary and Special Education she also holds her certification in Elementary and Special Education.
Mrs. Flynn lives in West Chester with her husband and four children Tim, Erin, Connor and Sean. In her spare time she is usually driving her children to after school activities and cheering on their sports games.
Suzanne is excited to begin working at St Agnes in the Learning Support room with the motto “a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.”
Learning Support Room – Carol Mayer
Carol Mayer has been a teacher for 14 years.
She has been a kindergarten teacher at St. Agnes School since 2008. Carol is a graduate of Immaculata University and lives in West Chester with her husband and their three boys.
Carol enjoys reading and gardening and is a volunteer at Canine Partners for Life.