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 includes two reading specialists, a speech and language pathologist, a math instructional coach and the Lower School counselor. The team works with individuals, small groups, and in the classroom to provide intervention and to help students manage behavioral challenges and learning differences. Our math instructional coach works predominantly with teachers to support math differentiation within the classroom to ensure every child can be successful in mathematics.
In the Middle School, students are supported primarily within the classroom. There are two math specialists, two literacy specialists and a counselor who work alongside teachers to provide extra support for students. Older students are encouraged to advocate for their own needs and gain confidence as they become more comfortable with their learning profile. By eighth grade, these students serve as mentors to younger students with learning challenges.
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.