These are our “extra teachers” who serve many students in each grade. This page will be updated from time to time so they can share things with you about their services, and their student experiences.
My name is Tanya Willis and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Middleton Elementary. I love working with the students to help them learn to communicate better! I worked as a Speech Therapist at Middleton Elementary during the years of 1991 through 1994.
I got my Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology and shortly after that, I took a “break” to have my four daughters and was able to stay at home with them until the last one started Kindergarten.
I have been back at MES since August of 2011 and have enjoyed seeing the progress that my hard-working speech students (and their parents) have made! We love to play and learn together in speech therapy so that our messages can be understood better by our friends, teachers, and families.
COMMUNICATION IS A POWERFUL THING AND HERE AT MES WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO USE THAT POWER TO ITS
My speech therapy program is available for qualifying students from 3 years of age. This program helps students improve their speech skills, which means their inability to produce sounds correctly. I also instruct students to help improve their language skills, which is their inability to communicate and understand information.
My name is Melissa Mott Denton and I am the Instructional Facilitator at MES.
I taught 1st grade for 26 years at Bolivar Elementary School. I am originally from Middleton and graduated from MHS in 1986. I am in my 4th year as Instructional Facilitator/Coach here at MES.
Three times a year, each student at MES is given a universal screening assessment, called the STAR test, to determine his or her reading and math abilities. Students whose STAR scores show that they are experiencing challenges in reading and/or math, are eligible to receive intervention services to address these challenges. Qualifying students receive additional, research-based interventions in their qualifying area...reading and/or math.
Part of my responsibilities include scheduling and administering the STAR tests. I use the data gathered from these tests to determine when students need extra assistance in reading and/or math. My job is to provide educational support and instruction to teach and/or reinforce specific, identified skills in a small group setting. I will utilize data from ongoing assessments to drive my instruction.
What does an instructional facilitator do?
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school at 376-0160
My name is Janet Bennett. I started at Middleton Elementary as a resource teacher on January 2011.
I have been very fortunate to always work with the greatest students!
They work very hard to increase their proficiency in reading and math.
THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE AMAZING GAINS THIS YEAR!!