Intervention is a district-wide approach to helping students who may need some extra academic support. Interventionists are certified teachers who specialize in bridging skill gaps for students, allowing them to find more success in the general classroom through targeted practice.
Intervention is a part of general education, not special education. When a student does not show progress through the intervention program, teachers and family members will discuss next steps, which may include a referral to the SPED department. Intervention is a great way to rule out what may or may not be affecting a child’s academic achievement. More often than not, intervention students just need extra practice in a small group.
The intervention team at Steele is comprised of highly qualified educators:
Jackie Snyder (Jacqueline_Snyder@dpsk12.org) works with kindergarteners, first, and second grade students. Time with Jackie is spent working on phonics, sight words, and correct letter formation. She helps to solidify the building blocks of literacy so that students can soar when they reach the upper grades. Jackie also supports our third grade math students for an hour each day.
Sarah Kirkwood (Sarah_Kirkwood@dpsk12.org).
Erin Royer (Erin_Royer@dpsk12.org).