Student Support Team

A Comprehensive System Network Dedicated to Your Student's Holistic Success.

Wraparound Support for the Whole Student

The dedicated Student Support Team (SST) is a unique, interdisciplinary group of over 25 content experts who are deeply committed to your child's well-being and academic success. Together, we believe in a holistic approach, supporting every student to reach their highest potential.

How it Works

1. Evaluate Unique Needs

First, we carefully evaluate the student's specific needs from every angle. We consider talents, interests, and academic and social-emotional needs.

2. Assign Customized Support

Next, we design and implement a one-of-a-kind support plan built specifically for that student. Everything is customized to help the student reach their highest potential.

3. Success!

With support and opportunities that are built specifically around them, students are able to hone their skills, bolster their growth areas, and hit their stride.

"The Student Support Team truly cares about my child's well-being and academic growth. They went above and beyond to ensure my child felt supported and valued."
Adam Sendler
"I felt like I had a whole team of people cheering for me. The support I received from the SST made a significant difference in my academic success."
Mila Kunis

SST Program Overview

What is the Student Support Team?

The SST is here to serve your child, ensuring they thrive academically and personally. Based on information shared during enrollment or from experiences at a previous school, we may have identified that your child could benefit from additional support and wrap-around services. If your child was already working with the Student Support Team last school year, they may continue to receive supports this fall.

The SST comprises various Student Intervention Teams (SITs) specializing in addressing diverse needs, from social-emotional to academic, special education, safety, behavior, and wellness, all following a “whole child/whole student” approach.

Building Relationships: Your Success is Our Priority

At MIPS, we believe in building strong partnerships with parents, guardians, home coaches, and adult learners. Together, we create a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student can thrive.

Your involvement is crucial to your child’s educational journey. Our Student Intervention Teams (SITs) specialists will closely collaborate with your child, providing tailored interventions and support.

How Can the Student Support Team Help Your Child?

The SST utilizes a student persistence framework, incorporating Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and sets clear targets for your child’s well-being. Here are just a few examples of how the Student Intervention Teams may support you and/or your child:

  1. Social Emotional Support: Our dedicated team focuses on promoting your child’s social and emotional well-being, offering support groups, evidence-based strategies, and fostering positive mental health practices.

  2. Academic Success and Engagement: We closely collaborate with mentors and teachers to support your child’s academic progress, monitor performance, and implement personalized learning approaches to maximize success, including academic content support.

  3. Special Education: For students with exceptionalities, our team ensures they receive necessary accommodations, modifications, and individualized education plans (IEPs) to thrive academically.

  4. Safety, Behavior & Wellness: We maintain a safe and healthy learning environment, addressing student and staff safety, behavior management, and overall wellness, including cybersecurity and truancy.

EduCare Plan: A Roadmap to Success

Should your child be referred to the Student Support Team, we will collaborate to craft an EduCare Plan. This personalized intervention plan will track supports and interventions, ensuring timely outcomes and progress.

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Join the Student Support Team Family Network

Your feedback and input are invaluable to us. We invite you to be part of the Student Support Team Family Network, where your voice will be heard and your ideas respected. Use the form at the bottom of this page to reach out to us about your student’s support plan.

Join Hands with Us: Together, We Succeed

At MIPS, we believe education is a collective effort. Let’s join hands to create a brighter future for your child. We look forward to working with you, providing unwavering support for their growth, happiness, and success.

Welcome to the MIPS Student Support Team Network!

Leadership Team

Laurel Capobianco

Student Support Team Director

Teneisha McDonald

Student Support Team Coordinator

Samantha Holstine

Academic Support and Engagement (K-5)

David Pilgreen

Academic Support and Engagement (6-12)

Pam Mitchell

Social Emotional Support

Jared Bayley

Safety, Behavior, and Wellness

Alisha Jaynes

Special Education

Would you like to discuss your student's support?