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What is intervention?

Every student at SyCamore participates in our grade level intervention blocks.  Intervention allows all students to receive more personalized instruction.  Students will go to gifted classes, ESL classes, SPED classes, as well as switch classes among the grade level to work on various standards and skills.  Teachers use various assessments to group students so they receive the best additional instruction.  
 
So which students receive intervention from the interventionist?
 
After taking our district's universal screener, easyCBM, I work with grade levels to identify students who need some additional help in reading or math and that might benefit from small group instruction.  
 
In small group intervention, we work on basic skills in reading and math.  Students are progress monitored in easyCBM to check progress weekly.  
 
This year we have two full time interventionist and two full time intervention assistants.  With the additional staff this year, we are able to help more SyCamore students.

Welcome!

Hi!  Welcome to my webpage.  I'm Sara Strickland, the Academic Interventionist for SyCamore Elementary School.  I'm beginning my 5th year as SyCamore's interventionist.  I have been a teacher at SyCamore for 12 years.  The years before becoming the academic interventionist, I was a 5th grade teacher.  Prior to becoming part of the SyCamore family, I taught with Shelby County Schools as a math and science teacher. 

Let me give you a little info about myself!  I have lived here in Collierville for the past 16 years.  I am originally from a small west Tennessee town, Lexington.  I graduated with my Bachelor's in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, where I also received my Master's in School Administration.  My husband also works for Collierville Schools.  He is one of the assistant principals at West Collierville Middle School.  We are privileged to have two amazing children in our lives.  Addison is in 6th grade and Stone is in 3rd grade. 

Please feel free to email me any time if you have any questions or concerns!  I am here to help the children of Sycamore become the best students they can be!

 

Mrs. Strickland