Learning Center

Miss Julie Spier and Mrs. Jean Sinovic are full-time teachers in the learning center at Christ, Prince of Peace School. Miss Spier is the reading resource specialist for grades K-5, and Mrs. Sinovic is the learning consultant for K-8. They coordinate with classroom teachers to meet the needs of children with learning differences.

 

Miss Spier works with struggling readers. In addition to receiving reading instruction in the classroom, these children may see Miss Spier for small group instruction in the learning center.  

 

Based on teacher referrals, Mrs. Sinovic works with struggling students, trying various methods to ensure success and providing feedback to teachers and parents, as needed. Many students who have a formal, current diagnosis (e.g. ADHD, learning disability, or language impairment) and a learning profile containing individual educational accommodations are allowed to take tests in the learning center and are taught testing strategies.

 

The duties of the learning center teachers are varied and include preparation of Special School District packets, attending Services Plan meetings, developing education plans, serving as a resource to teachers, parents, and students, and advocating for students with learning differences. Each year they coordinate speech and language screenings at the school. The learning center teachers attend workshops and seminars and share this information with the faculty. In addition, they have arranged for various professionals to speak to the instructing staff about central auditory processing disorder, language impairment, ADD/ADHD, social and emotional aspects of giftedness, and vision problems that interfere with reading and learning.

 

Miss Spier and Mrs. Sinovic work as a team, and their goal is to help students with learning differences reach their full potential. They can be contacted at 636-394-6840 (Miss Spier - ext. 131 and Mrs. Sinovic - ext. 129) to answer any questions or to provide additional information about the Christ, Prince of Peace special needs program.

 

Counseling Services

Christ, Prince of Peace counseling services can address many needs including but not limited to the following:

  • Any mental health diagnosis (ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, etc.)

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety/Worries

  • Behavior Disorders/Issues

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Death/Grief/Loss

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Self-Concept/Self-Esteem

  • Social Skills

If you would like your child to be seen, a consent form should be completed (signed by legal guardian; if the child's parents are divorced each parent must sign a consent), and a Pediatric Symptom Checklist completed by the parents and teacher. You can get these from me or your child's teacher. To schedule an appointment or speak to the counselor contact:

  • Ms. Michelle Claudin

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  • 636-394-6840 x130

  • Hours: Mondays 8-4 (other times available upon request)

  • Messages left on the school voicemail may have a delayed response.