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SEEDS Special Education

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St. John the Baptist School embraces students with learning differences in a Christ-centered environment. Students are given the accommodations and differentiated learning strategies needed to be successful in the general education classroom. When students need extra support, the resource room offers individual and small group instruction to meet the needs of the individual student.

You can view our St. John the Baptist Resource Program Guidelines by clicking HERE.

The staff at St. John the Baptist incorporates multi-sensory learning strategies, movement breaks, and adaptive seating options. These are just a few of the techniques used to help students find success!  Please click HERE for details.

 

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St. John the Baptist has a close working relationship with the Warrick County Public Schools. If students show low academic growth despite small group intervention, students can be referred for academic assessment with the school psychologist from Warrick County.  One of the cornerstone programs adopted by St. John the Baptist is the Wilson Reading System.  This program reaches struggling readers who do not find success with the traditional approaches to reading used in the general education classroom. With dyslexia affecting one in five students, students find success with a multisensory approach to reading.  Wilson incorporates a tapping system that will help impress the word structure to memory. The Wilson System breaks down the schematics of the English language into step by step rules to help students with decoding and word meaning.

 

St. John the Baptist employs two full time teaching staff and a full time teaching assistant.  The staff works closely with the classroom teacher and parents to find the path to success for each student. Below you will find brief biographies of our resource team.

My name is Christan Shockley and I am very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at St. John the Baptist for the last three years. I have taught for twelve years in both the public and private schools while taking a few years out to stay at home with my five daughters.  I completed my undergraduate degree in special education at Indiana State University and completed my masters and specialist degree in school counseling at Indiana University.  I have completed certification programs in the Thompson Structured Language System and the Wilson Reading System.  Both programs incorporate a multisensory approach to learning and reading. I have a passion for helping students find success in the classroom and in life!

My name is Kristin Fields and I am excited to be one of the resource teachers here at St. John the Baptist. I have been in the education field for the past 10 years and have taught in several school systems.  After graduating from Indiana University with majors in Elementary Education and Special Education, I started teaching in Westfield, IN as a 5th-6th grade resource teacher.  I developed a love for helping students with special needs and decided to further my education by getting my Masters in Special Education with an endorsement in Autism from Ball State University.   In 2009, my husband and I moved back home to Evansville.   At that time I took a position as a K-5th grade resource teacher at Fairlawn Elementary. In 2015, I joined the St. John's staff as one of the SEEDS teachers.  I love being able to teach in a Catholic environment and share my faith with my students on a daily basis.

My name is Emily TenBarge. I am excited to be a part of the SJB Family. I went to Mater Dei High School and then attended the University of Southern Indiana. I got my bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. After graduating from USI, I worked at Christ the King School as the Special Education teacher. I then received my Masters in Special Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. I love the blessings and challenges of being a teacher and am very blessed to have such amazing students. Helping students grow in a faith-based educational environment is my ultimate goal.