Student Support

Academic Resources

At St. Isidore School, every student is given the opportunity to succeed. The curriculum builds a continuum of learning that strives to address the needs and abilities of each child. In every classroom, a variety of learning styles are recognized and differentiated instruction is used to reach all our students. The school’s extensive resource staff supports teachers to help the growing number of students with special academic needs.

The school also has a Reading Intervention Program that provides small group supplementary Guided Reading lessons for students who need additional support. A speech and language therapist and an educational psychologist are also available for student screening on a referral basis. Students with special learning needs may also receive accommodations following a Student Study Team either in the classroom or with the Resource department. Teachers and Resource staff work as a team to ensure that each student has a positive, successful learning experience. This commitment to the instruction and development of the whole child fosters an awareness of self and a desire to become a lifelong learner who is able to think and develop strategies to solve problems

Resource Support Contact: Joanne Doyle (


Our School Counselor meets with the students, to help sort through problems that might be happening in their day-to-day lives when needed. All students have the ability to benefit from this trusting adult during their educational journey at St. Isidore School.

Many times, there are problems that need more attention or expertise than our School Counselor can offer. Our School Counselor works with experts, in the field of psychology, to assist students and parents in working through some difficult personal or family concerns.

Duties of the St. Isidore School Counselor:

  • Assists in creating a safe school environment where children can learn
  • Looks at the “whole child, ”academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually
  • Promotes positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community
  • Assists students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities, options, and choices
  • Supports students by teaching skills for achieving success
  • Provides counseling with students individually and in groups
  • Coordinates referrals to outside agencies
  • Assists with design interventions to enhance student success in all areas of life
  • Assists students learn about anger management, conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Assists parents, teachers and administrators learn how to meet the needs of all students.
School Counselor: Michelle Devine (

Resource Team
Resource Team from left: Dr. Kappelman-Culver, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Castillo, Mrs. Moayer, Mrs. Doyle, & Mrs. Clary

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Mrs. Devine, School Counselor