Natasha Storonsky Becker and Katelyn Klipfel are not teachers, but play an essential role in helping Success Academy scholars learn and grow. As school psychologists, at SA Washington Heights and SA High School of the Liberal Arts, respectively, they work directly with scholars, teachers, school leadership, and families to foster not just scholars’ academic growth, but their social and emotional development as well. Recently, we spoke with Natasha and Katelyn to get a sense of the essential work they and other school psychologists across the SA network do, day in and day out.
My name is Wayne Jackson, and I am the proud father of a scholar at SA Bronx 2.
At Success Academy, we have high expectations, even for children who require different kinds of support or approaches to learning.
When I started at Success Academy, I quickly realized that the traits that make an actor great – preparation, quick thinking, the ability to accept feedback – are the same qualities that make a teacher successful in the classroom.
It’s been another fantastic month! Check out some of our favorite last moments of 2014 here.
Doug McCurry, the co-CEO of Achievement First Public Charter Schools and the father of a special needs child, has written a touching account about his son, Jack, who is a scholar at Success Academy Cobble Hill.