Intervention Specialist

Mrs. Melissa Hensel is an important member of the primary team.  She is available to assist the teachers with students who need help in a variety of areas.  She can provide reinforcement for

  • large/small motor skill development
  • learning to handle distractions and staying focused
  • organizing school supplies and being prepared for class
  • appropriate social interactions
  • small group phonics and math lessons
  • Orton-Gillingham structured reading program
  • Huddle Program-after school program which offers help with homework/assignments for students in grades 4-8.
  • For more information, please contact Mrs. Melissa Hensel about additional learning services provided at Gesu.

Intensive Learning Services

The Intensive Learning program offers help and assistance to many Gesu students throughout the school year.  The goal of the program is to increase academic skill and self-confidence so that students grow as learners. The teachers in this program are in daily contact with the classroom teachers to communicate about the needs and progress of each child. Instruction is done in a small group setting, although occasionally it is handled individually.

The program, directed by Mrs. Maria Pozzuto and Mrs. Lee Liebenauer extends a variety of services to students and their families.  Some of these include:

  • extra preparation for upcoming tests
  • daily instruction in Reading and Math basics
  •  troubleshooting for understanding within a junior high math class
  • assistance with organization/time management throughout the year. For more information, please contact Mrs. Maria Pozzuto and Mrs. Lee Liebenauer about additional learning services provided at Gesu.
  • More than one hundred and twenty Gesu students are serviced each year, some for a brief period of time and others for ongoing support. The teachers have their offices in the Gesu Mobile Unit.  The phone number for the Mobile Unit is 216.321.4910.