The Learning Support Team at Horace Allen School is dedicated to a collaborative team approach when addressing the needs of all students in our school. We meet on a bi-weekly basis as a complete team to discuss and put into action plans to support academic, social-emotional, and/or behavior challenges.
- Administrators: Principal Elaine Garner and Assistant Principal Myrna Dembicki provide leadership, direction, and support for inclusive education for all staff and students at Horace Allen School. They keep abreast of all student issues and oversee support initiatives. They are a very important link between school and home.
- Teachers and Support Staff: All Horace Allen School staff members working with your child are involved in your child’s Learning Support Team. Classroom staff members meet regularly with the Learning Support Teacher.
- Learning Support: Mrs. Jen Stickney is the key contact for parents and teachers who have questions about our exceptional learners. She advocates for inclusive programming, organizes case conferences, arranges for academic or other assessments, and coordinates Individual Program Plans.
Family School Liaison Counselor
Mrs. Karen Manzer is the Family School Liaison Counselor [FSL] and provides counseling and support to individual students or in groups. She strives to enhance family situations through support, education, and referrals. Bonita is the key contact for teachers, support staff, and families who have questions or concerns about social or emotional challenges. She also collaborates in providing school-wide social skills programming and classroom presentations. The FSL is also a member of the school-based Threat Assessment Team. and divisional Post Crisis Response Team.