Redwood Day is an independent, diverse K-8 school | 510.534.0800
The Learning Services program at Redwood Day recognizes that students have diverse learning profiles. The K-3 and 4-8 Learning Specialists partner with students, teachers, and families to support learners’ growth and development.
Learning Services may include the following:
Providing direct instruction in small groups in core classrooms, targeting specific academic skills
Collaboration with teachers around differentiation and assessment
Leading team meetings for individual students
Screening students for skills progress
Consulting with parents about learning concerns
Providing referrals for outside professionals as appropriate, including but not limited to: educational therapists, evaluators, speech therapists, mental health providers, social skills groups, and occupational therapists
Parent education about neurodiversity and learning differences
Facilitating Student Support Meetings with core teachers and specialists
Creating and tracking Learning Plans and accommodations for students with diagnosed learning differences
Acting as a liaison between the school and outside support professionals
Ensuring that information about students’ learning profiles is passed from teacher to teacher
Sarah joined the Redwood Day staff after serving as the Interim Special Education Director at Francophone Charter School of Oakland. Prior to this role, Sarah served in numerous capacities in Learning Specialist type roles at the Academy of Alameda Middle School and at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Massachusetts.
Sarah holds a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Rhode Island, an M.Ed. in Creative Arts and Learning from Lesley University, and an M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Phoenix.