support services: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Ms. Roberts, K-2


As the K-2 learning center teacher, I teach students strategies and skills to increase their academic achievement in reading, writing, spelling and math. I use Project Read, a multi-sensory and systematic phonics based reading program. Students work to improve their advanced decoding and comprehension skills.  Instruction is individualized based on each student's needs. When teaching math, I try to make concepts more concrete by using manipulatives and visuals such as base-ten blocks, flash cards, and games that reinforce concepts.  I also work with classroom teachers to help make modifications in the classroom that will further help students' succeed.

Reading, writing and math can be difficult subjects for children to learn.  I want to be able to help make these subjects easier for students so they can be successful.  As a special education teacher, my goal is to make abstract concepts more concrete and to find ways each student learns best so he or she can become a lifelong learner.  I want to help struggling students understand what they are learning and how to apply it in their daily lives.

Contact Information:
Phone: 617-417-2775, ext. 222

Ms. Duquette,  3-4


As a special educator, I believe in each student's ability to learn and grow.  I assess to see where students are developmentally, their learning styles, and create scaffolds to help them reach their goals. Once students begin to see their own successes, they begin to feel more confident about themselves, and take risks. 

Contact Information:
Phone: 617-497-7771, ext.