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 – Tracy Richmond
Mrs. Tracy Richmond is a graduate of Immaculata University where she received a BA in Sociology and minored in Criminology . She is also holds her certification in Elementary and Special Education. In 2008, she graduated from Neumann University with a masters degree in Educational Leadership.
In her spare time Mrs. Richmond is an avid reader and enjoys watching books come to life for the first graders as they learn to read. She looks forward to partnering with you to help your child grow spiritually, socially, and academically as well as helping foster their needs to flourish as they continue on their path as life-long learners. Mrs. Richmond has greatly enjoyed her time here at Saint Agnes and is looking forward to making many more wonderful memories here.
Mrs. Richmond resides in Phoenixville with her husband.