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Student Wellness


Student-Centered Problem-Solving

Creating support strategies to meet the academic, social,
emotional and physical needs of our community.
The 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. 
 

Socio-Emotional Wellness

Three full-time counselors are available to our students, and their families, for individual and small group solutions-based counseling and support. Our counselors routinely consult with teachers, advisors, learning specialists, grade deans, and other members of the academic programming team to ensure active, appropriate support is being provided to students. Our counselors are also a primary resource for faculty and staff in the areas of classroom management, advisory programming, mindfulness in the classroom, and more. Families will find a host of social-emotional resources provided by our counselors on the myMA Resource Board.
Kristi Johnson
School Counselor
Downtown Campus
kjohnson@mamail.net
Currently Hiring
School Counselor
Swain School Campus
Lindsay Lee
School Counselor
Merle-Smith Campus
llee@mamail.net

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Moravian Academy seeks to celebrate the unique potential of every individual student as they embark on their intellectual journey. The classroom environment is designed to prepare all students for success through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach. UDL is a “framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn”. For those students who needed added partnerships on their journey to success, we provide small group and individual support through academic skill development and enrichment. Our Learning Specialists also confer routinely with faculty as they endeavor to provide a supportive learning environment for all learners, and also provide professional development and instructional resources as needed.

Downtown Campus: Morgan DeTura, Coordinator of Learning Services
Swain School: Melissa LaRusso, Director of Learning Support
Merle-Smith Campus: Kathryn Barnhardt, Learning Specialist & History teacher
All-school: Dr. Erica D’Agostino, Assistant Head of School

Students requiring new or updated psycho-educational evaluations are referred to a network of consulting community school psychologists. MA also partners closely with the Colonial Intermediate Unit to provide additional services for qualifying students.

NURSES

Toni Woods Maignan
School Nurse

Dana Brndjar
School Nurse
Swain School Campus
dbrndjar@swain.org
Coleen Kenyon
School Nurse
Merle-Smith Campus
ckenyon@mamail.net

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