Preparing Boys for Life

Lower School Student Support

The Haverford School Lower School Student Support

Each boy has an individual profile of characteristics, talents, abilities and challenges that result from predisposition, learning, and development. Through differentiation, we help each boy achieve his best.

The Lower School Support Team works with some boys on strengthening key abilities in school. The mission of the Support Team is to provide information, guidelines, and tools designed to support student learning and positive social/emotional development. Each boy has an individual profile of characteristics, talents, abilities and challenges that result from predisposition, learning, and development. Through differentiation, we are able to help each boy achieve his best.

Members of the Lower School Support Team include the Director of Learning and Support in the Lower School, Director of the Enrichment and Learning Center, an Instructional Specialist, a School Counselor, and the Dean of Students. The Team works collaboratively with the teachers on how to implement best teaching practices for the boys while supporting the students’ individual learning styles.

Counseling

Mrs. Barrett works with a number of boys and families on a range of issues, including: conflict resolution, expression of feelings, building coping skills, social skills, anger management, in addition to other social, emotional or behavioral areas.

Speech and Language

A representative from the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit works with boys in grades 1-5 to improve speech articulation or expressive language skills.

Mrs. Cindy Weissman, our Speech and Language Consultant, collaborates with teachers to implement best practices in instructional strategies for expressive and receptive language skills.

Lower School Dean of Students

As Dean of Students, Mr. Brown is responsible for the overall discipline of the school. He works with students, teachers, and parents when students misbehave or when they do not follow the rules. Additionally, Mr. Brown teaches 5th grade Decision Education, focusing much of his attention on integrating decision-making skills and character education into the lives of our boys.

Contact

Carol Ann Luongo

Director of Lower School Learning and Support
610-642-3020, x1414
cluongo@haverford.org

Molly Mitchell

Lower School Instructional Specialist
610-642-3020, x1321
mmitchell@haverford.org

Joy Barrett

School Counselor, LS/MS
610-642-3020, x1221
jbarrett@haverford.org
 

Jay Brown

Dean of Students, Lower School
Teacher, 5th Grade
610-642-3020, x1333
jbrown@haverford.org