The Learning Lab

Here at St. John Neumann Catholic School, we understand that students may have needs – whether organizational, remediation, or extension –  that can be addressed during our school day. SJNCS offers the following support services for our students.

Academic Coaches

St. John Neumann offers a full time reading coach, one part time math coach, and one part time writing coach. These teachers work one-on-one and/or in small groups with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Academic Coaches may incorporate remediation/extention in content areas, organizational strategies, and/or additional one-on-one guidance for students whose learning styles or difficulties hinder learning in an large group setting.

School Counselor

The counseling department at St. John Neumann Catholic School supports the mission of the school by providing academic, social, spiritual, and emotional guidance for students.  Counseling services provided at St. John Neumann are as follows:

Academic Support

  • Organizational, study, and test-taking skills.
  • Classroom accommodations are provided for those students who have a psycho-educational evaluation on file.
  • Referrals for educational evaluations, tutoring, or other services.
  • A partnership is created between school counselor and resource teachers to provide academic success for every student.
  • Organize and attend parent/teacher meetings.

Personal and Social/Emotional Support

  • Classroom guidance lessons are taught six times a year at each grade level.  Topics include growth mindset, how to be a good friend, the world of work, and more.
  • Responsive services such as individual counseling, small group counseling, conflict resolution, and outside counseling referrals are provided.
  • Guidance is given for healthy peer relationships, coping strategies, effective social skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Behavior Interventionist

The SJNCS Behavior Interventionist provides leadership and direction at the school level, working to design, implement, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive behavior support program. In addition, the Behavior Interventionist works directly and aggressively with identified students to adopt behaviors that substantially increase their academic performance. Under the supervision of the building administration, the Behavior Interventionist will provide diversified strategies and activities specifically designed for targeted students.

Meet our Learning Lab Teachers