Learning Support

Our Middle School faculty and staff are responsible for promoting the academic and social progress of all students in the Middle School.

This goal is facilitated through an advisory program, working individually with students, and orchestrating communication among students, parents, faculty, and administration.

Student Support Team

The Middle School Student Support Team (SST) is “a student-centered problem-solving team that creates support strategies to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our students, teachers, and community so that they thrive in mind, body, and spirit.” This team meets regularly to review and determine how best to support students, including those with academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and/or medical challenges. The team is led by our Lower and Middle School Director of Support Services, Kristi Johnson, and is composed of:

  • Elizabeth Zhe, School Psychologist
  • Toni Woods Maignan, School Nurse
  • Grade Dean for Sixth Grade
  • Grade Dean for Seventh Grade
  • Grade Dean for Eighth Grade
  • Dean of Students
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Director of the Middle School

Accommodation Plans

The School Psychologist, School Nurse, Academic Coordinator, and Director of Support Services oversee the development and implementation of individualized accommodation plans for students with documented learning disabilities, physical impairments, and other health conditions.

Dr. Elizabeth Zhe

Mrs. Kristi Johnson

Merle Smith Campus

Downtown Campus