includes learning specialists and counselors who are dedicated to helping every child succeed.
What We Do
The SST partners closely with teachers and parents to design academic growth opportunities for students who learn differently and work to ensure that all students can reach their full potential. Members of the SST are highly trained and regularly use their expertise to guide teachers in differentiating instruction. They also routinely partner with school counselors to address social-emotional matters that can coexist with learning challenges.
In the Lower School, the team is comprised of two reading specialists, a speech and language pathologist, and a counselor. Specialists work with individual students, small groups, and classroom teachers to provide evidence-based intervention for students who learn differently. The counselor works closely with specialists, classroom teachers, and parents to support students' social-emotional development, mental health, and behavioral needs.
In the Middle School, the team is comprised of two math specialists, two literacy specialists, and a counselor who works alongside teachers to provide extra support for students. Specialists work with students in group and individual settings to address specific student needs, as well as weekly meetings with content teachers to collaborate on differentiating content. Older students are taught and encouraged to advocate for their own needs and build confidence as they become more comfortable with their learning profile. These students are prepared to confidently self-advocate in future educational settings by eighth grade.
Advocating for Student Success
The learning specialists are advocates for students and families and serve as on-campus experts. The support team also has well established relationships with outside organizations that provide additional resources for students with diverse learning needs beyond what is offered at school. Together with caring families, committed faculty and outside organizations, we collaborate to best support children throughout their educational journey at Graland.
Meet the Team
I have always had the sense that teachers are both aware of my child's needs, strengths and weaknesses, and that they really care whether my child is learning the material.
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.