Student Support Team/SAP


The SST is designed to meet the needs of any student who is having difficulty in school.   In partnership with families, the goal of the program is to remove barriers to learning and promote student success. 

Referrals: Any parent, teacher, counselor or administrator who has a concern for a students success in school should contact a SST member (teachers, guidance counselor, school nurse, school administrator).  
Process: The SST gathers specific information about the student’s performance in school from school staff members who have contact with the student and from the parent as well.

Together, the parent and the SST develop a plan of action to help the student achieve success in school.  

The SST continues to work with and support the student.  They stay in touch with the parent about the student’s progress and success in school.  The parent’s involvement continues to be very important. 

 PALMS Student Support Team:

Rich Spering, Assistant Principal
Elissa Harwick, School Nurse
Amber Brown, Counselor
Amy Glascott, School Psychologist

Mary Arlia, Teacher
Louise Bellew, Teacher
Brandy Decembrino, Teacher
Pam Garner, Teacher
Laura Heilig-Trexler, Teacher
Jennifer Kukowski, Teacher
Arlene McBrearty, Teacher
Jeff Opp, Teacher
Zach Ziegenfuss, Teacher

Lois Dodson, Penn Foundation
Maria Spinosa, Southeast Council

  Important Phone Numbers:

Bucks County Council on Alcohol
and Drug Dependence
(215) 230-8715

Penn Foundation
(215) 257-6551

Palisades School District
(610) 847-5131

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