Building The Student Support Team at ASA
Jesus, however called the children to himself, and said, “Let little children come to me, and do not prevent them: for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these…” Luke 18:16
At All Saints Academy we believe we can all grow and our vision is to provide a transformational education, grounded in the Catholic faith that meets the needs of individual learners.
At the very core of the Catholic Church is the idea of community and how we are all called to come together in the name of Christ. As a school, we must be cognizant that while we are all created in God’s image, no one person is the same. Each and every student brings different gifts and abilities to our school. Before we can carry out our mission of partnering with and serving our families, parishes, and communities to develop the whole child, we must first recognize the differences each child brings and meet that student at the place they are developmentally, so they themselves are better served.
At ASA we aim to be as inclusive of a school as possible so we have actively been building our capacity and support structures for students and teachers. Teachers have been learning about and begun implementing PBIS and RTI processes. We are so blessed to have our Coordinator of Interventions, Jenny LaPonsie, a School Counselor, Nicole Stoner, and two support tutors, Louise Davidson and Lynne Kloska currently working with students and teachers. And now, we are incredibly excited to be adding a Middle School Interventionist to our team! Below is a short introductory message from Melissa Manning.
Hello ASA Families,
My name is Melissa Manning and I am very excited to begin working at All Saints Academy Middle School, providing academic and positive behavioral intervention supports.
While my first day was last week, I already feel at home, as my three children attend ASA (Makenzie 5th, Cassie PK 3, and JJ Toddler), and we are members of St. Jude.
I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to serve my community and students.
I am coming to All Saints with ten years of teaching experience and most recently was a MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) Coordinator, while continuing my education in the Masters of Education Leadership program at Western Michigan University.
Please let me know how I can best help serve our students and families, and I look forward to further communication and collaboration to ensure student success.