Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
SIT is Franklin Elementary's Student Intervention Team
The Student Intervention Team is part of general education at Franklin and has two focuses. The program is funded through PTA stipends to support the work that the staff members who comprise this team are doing.
The team consults with teachers to create goals for individual students in K-5 who may need support in behavior and/or academic areas. With the classroom teacher, the SIT team gathers baseline data, establishes an intervention plan, monitors progress, and adjusts if necessary.
The second focus of the SIT team is K-2 literacy. To set students up for academic success in intermediate grades, SIT works with students in K-2 to provide a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension. We ensure that ALL students who show that they will benefit from small group support in literacy are receiving the appropriate services at some point in the year. Those services include, but are not limited to, one-on-one instruction of specific skills and small group work in and outside of the classroom.
Interventions are provided for 4-6 weeks or as needed.