Welcome to the Instructional Support page for the lower primary, I'm Marjorie Lane. I've been working here at SRS since 1989 ( when I was Miss Reynolds). I've been teaching for 30 years and most have been here. I'm originally from a small town in Oklahoma, but moved to Texas in 1986. Although a Catholic education wasn't an option for me, I can honestly say working at St. Rita has taught me so much about my faith and how the support of a Christian community is also important to education. While here, I've had the pleasure of teaching 5th,4th, and 2nd grades. For the past 12 years I've been Instructional Support and I love my job!.
As Instructional Support, I assist teachers and parents with learning strategies in prekindergarten - 3rd grade. Not all children learn the same or at the same rate. This is especially apparent in the lower grades where so many things can be developmental. Before we get too concerned about a struggling student we go through steps to insure we’ve tried all means possible before we ask for an outside specialized evaluation.
Be sure to check out my links and posts that you might find helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help. I'd love to hear from you! Marjorie Lane
Below are the procedures that are used in grades K-8.
1. A teacher or parent will notify and discuss difficulties the child is having in the classroom with the instructional support specialist, counselor or appropriate support team member.
2. After observation, the support team member will meet with the student’s classroom teacher(s) to discuss interventions that have been tried thus far and to collaborate on new strategies. The teacher should contact the parents and inform them of any problems their child may be having.
3. The teacher(s), instructional support, and/or counselor will monitor progress. If there is not noted improvement, the parents will be contacted for a conference with the support team. This team may consist of teachers, counselor, instructional support, Language Science staff, school nurse and the administration.
4. At the time of the parent conference, the instructional support will suggest a strategic plan and any appropriate screenings we have available on campus. Parents may also be given a list of testing facilities. Administration will be notified of concerns and procedures we are implementing at this time.
5. All testing questionnaires, once completed by the teachers, will be shown to the administration prior to being mailed to the testing facility. According to school policy, these forms must be mailed by the school and cannot be given to the parent.