Resource Teacher – Mrs. Hardin
Welcome to the St. Michael Catholic School Resource Center. We at Saint Michael School embrace the idea that each child is an inimitable creation of God, and that children learn in many ways and face unique challenges. We believe that every child of God deserves to have a positive and successful school experience.
The mission of our Resource Center is to help children understand their learning challenges not only by addressing weaknesses, but also by helping each child to identify their strengths and learning style. By focusing on strengths, the child learns in a more positive and individualized manner. In addition, our Resource Center teaches children strategies that help them achieve more success in their academic endeavors.
The Resource Center also works to determine accommodations and/or curriculum modifications that will help students succeed to the highest level of their ability. We work closely with each child’s teacher(s) as a team devoted to supporting the child’s spiritual development, academic progress, and growing confidence as a learner.
Students are admitted to the Resource program based upon identified need. We are unable to provide on-demand tutoring services or gifted education. Students who work with the Resource Teacher have current Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or Student Assistance Programs (SAPs). We also work with teachers to help identify students in their class who might be referred for educational testing, and to suggest classroom strategies that might benefit students who are having difficulty.