Learning Services Team

Director of Learning Services (Grades K-8)
Lawana Sweetland
(415) 746-1131
sweetland@townschool.com
 
Upper School Learning Specialist (Grades 5 -8)
Dana Kuper
(415) 746-1185
kuper@townschool.com

Lower School Learning Specialist (Grades K-4)
Marc Fiorillo
(415) 746-1175
fiorillo@townschool.com


Learning Services Department Overview

  • The Learning Services Department is an integral component of the Town School community and includes three full-time learning specialists who support the school's wide range of learners. To meet this goal, the learning specialists play several key roles, including the following:
  • Attend weekly meetings with teachers and administrators to identify struggling students and design support plans that are targeted to the students' individual needs
  • Meet with teachers one-on-one to discuss student progress and to make sure students are receiving appropriate classroom accommodations
  • Provide direct support to students in the classroom, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Coordinate support teams that include students, faculty, parents/guardians, school administrators, and outside professionals if needed
  • Provide resources and strategies for parents and teachers to assist them in supporting students of diverse learning styles
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum in order to provide professional development opportunities for teachers and to make the curriculum accessible to a diversity of learners

If a student needs intensive individual services such as comprehensive psycho-educational testing, counseling, or extensive one-on-one remediation, parents or guardians are referred to outside professionals. The Town School learning specialists are part of an extensive network of Bay Area professionals and can assist in finding the professionals that best fit the child's needs.