What are Academic Support Services funded by Title I?

  • High-quality curriculum and instruction in math and reading in a supportive and effective learning environment using:

    • Leveled materials
    • Additional instruction in the appropriate environment for each student
    • On-going communication between academic support teachers and classroom teachers
    • Reinforcement and extension of classroom strategies

    Who is a Student in need of Academic Support?

    • Qualifies for support based on criteria as set by the school district
    • Identified as “at risk” of not meeting state standards

    How are students identified? 

    Multiple measures that include the following: 

    • Objective criteria based on data developed by the school district
    • Educationally related to math and reading
    • If preschool – grade 2: may include judgment of teacher, interviews with parents, and other developmentally appropriate means 

    When are parents notified?

    • Letters of eligibility are sent home in September with criteria
    • Service begins immediately
    • Parents are contacted throughout the school year concerning student progress

    Components of Our Academic Support Program: 

    • Use of effective methods and instructional strategies based on educational research, such as, extended learning time, small group instruction, multi-sensory approaches
    • Coordinates with general education program
    • Uses highly qualified teachers trained in math and reading strategies
    • Includes parental involvement
    • Coordinates with other support services within the district such as, speech and language, special education and ESL program 

Contact Us

Amy Thomas
Cedarbrook Middle School Math Support
Danielle Witkowski
Cedarbrook Middle School Reading Specialist
Laurel Doran
Cheltenham Elementary Reading Specialist
215-635-7415 ext# 1130 
Fanny Tan
Cheltenham Elementary Math Support
215-635-7415 ext# 1120 
Natalie Suszkowski
Cheltenham Elementary Reading Specialist
215-635-7415 Ext. 1146 
Bridget Adams
Myers Elementary Reading Specialist
215-517-4540 Ext. 2207 
Dana Diamondstein
Myers Elementary Math Support
215-517-4540 Ext. 2208