The Advent School | Department of Teaching & Learning
The Department of Learning Services supports students and faculty.
learning services, literacy, math,
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Department of Teaching & Learning

Supporting Advent’s students and faculty

Co-­teachers in every classroom provides the opportunity for an in­-depth understanding of each child as a learner, including strengths and interests, academic readiness, and learning style. Faculty members work closely with the Department of Teaching and Learning (DTL) to differentiate instruction based on their deep understanding of the students in their classroom, through weekly meetings, periodic discussions of each student’s progress, and in-­class observations.

DTL is a team within the school dedicated to the success of students and faculty. DTL supports best practices in teaching and learning; provides professional development resources for faculty; and works with Advent families to find solutions to academic and behavioral challenges. They deliver an exemplary, interdisciplinary, social-justice-oriented academic educational program that inspires and responds to the needs and interests of students.

DTL is comprised of Nicole A. DuFauchard, Head of School; Claire Price, Dean of Students; Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty; Erina Spiegelman, Instructional Coordinator; Erik Wormwood, Instructional Coordinator; and Dr. Haneen Haddad, PsyD., School Psychologist.

Occasionally, students require extra help to master their skills in reading, writing, or math. For those who need this support, The Advent School offers one­-on­-one tutoring in reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics. The Dean of Students coordinates tutoring, and a tutor can be recommended based on student personality and need. Our goal in recommending supplemental tutoring is to support the student’s academic growth, and so we work to align tutoring and in­-class goals closely.