Special Education Department
The special education team of teachers at Maple Street School believes that all students come with their own set of strengths and weaknesses that make them unique individuals. Their goal is to teach students to identify and use their areas of relative strengths to achieve their personal goals and make improvements in the areas of their relative weaknesses. The special education teachers work with students in a variety of different settings based on student needs. Support is provided to students in the classroom setting, resource room setting, in whole groups, small groups, and one to one as needed. Academic instruction and support as well as accommodations and modifications are provided in the areas of reading, language and math.
A day in the life of a Maple St. paraprofessional is anything but typical. The one word which describes each day, however, is support. Whether working one-on-one with a student, helping a group, overseeing the cafeteria, or providing assistance encouraging positive behavior, our goal is to help both teachers and students do and be their best. We can be found helping in the classroom, monitoring the playground, or greeting students outside in the morning, but wherever we are each day, we enjoy working “behind the scenes,” to make Maple Street School a friendly learning environment.