Our Program

Student support

Student Support is an integral part of Shipley’s approach to education because we believe that rigor and support lead to deeply rooted success. We provide support that is individual and developmental in nature and designed to connect health (physical, social, and emotional) with academic skill development. Student Support addresses student needs through:

  • A sequential Pre-K through 12 “core values” curriculum (SEED)
  • Group and individual meetings with counselors and/or academic support (Read more about student counseling.)
  • Standardized academic assessments, such as ERB testing
  • Review of individual academic assessment to inform classroom accommodation
  • Advisory program in Middle School and Upper School to provide mentoring and guidance
  • Review of individual psychoeducational  assessment
  • Consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Referral to community resources

The Student Support Team includes the appropriate Division Administrators, Division Counselor, Grade Level Deans, Learning or Academic Support Coordinator, and School Nurse in each division. The divisional teams meet weekly. The primary goal of this team is to help students identify paths to success and overcome potential barriers. The team identifies, refers, and intervenes with students and is committed to ensuring their success at Shipley.

In order to access student support, please contact your child's advisor in Middle School or Upper School, or teacher in Lower School.

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Contact Student Support

Sharron Russell View Profile
Sharron Russell srussell@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4116

Director Student Support Services

Upper School Academic Support

Joan Elliott '66 View Profile
Joan Elliott '66 jelliott@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4714

Lower School Mathematics Specialist

Anne Nichols Griffin View Profile
Anne Nichols Griffin agriffin@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4164

Middle School Academic Dean and Learning Coordinator

Terri Grossman View Profile
Terri Grossman tgrossman@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4701

Lower School Nurse

Polly Hancock '73 View Profile
Polly Hancock '73 phancock@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4753

Lower School Director of Curriculum and Learning Services

Lower School Learning Coordinator

Judith G. Lambek View Profile
Judith G. Lambek jlambek@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4731

Lower School Counselor

Betsy Leschinsky View Profile
Betsy Leschinsky bleschinsky@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4707

Lower School 3rd Grade Second Teacher

Lower School SEED Teacher

Suzanne Mason View Profile
Suzanne Mason smason@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4727

Lower School Learning Specialist

Jennifer Myer Trainer View Profile
Jennifer Myer Trainer jtrainer@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4133

Upper School Academic Support - Learning Coordinator

Adrienne O'Hara View Profile
Adrienne O'Hara aohara@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4611

Upper School Counselor

Tracy Ryals View Profile
Tracy Ryals tryals@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4227

Middle School Counselor

8th Grade SEED

Mandy Schauerman View Profile
Mandy Schauerman aschauerman@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4188

Upper and Middle School Nurse

Sarah Sterling View Profile
Sarah Sterling ssterling@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4180

Upper School Seminar and Emotional Literacy Teacher

College Counselor

Maria Stroup View Profile
Maria Stroup mstroup@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4144

Co-Director of Community Life/Service Learning

Upper School Student Advocate

Upper School SEED Seminar and Interdisciplinary Teacher

Patricia Walker View Profile
Patricia Walker pwalker@shipleyschool.org
Phone 610-525-4300 Ext: 4717

Lower School Learning Specialist


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