Student Support Team
At St. Pius X, we are dedicated to empowering our students to become advocates for their learning process and become lifelong learners. We believe that each child is a gift, and we strive to meet them at their individual academic level to help them succeed spiritually, academically, and personally. In grades K-8, we utilize a tiered Response to Intervention (RtI) model to provide students with targeted instruction that is tailored to their specific learning needs in Reading and Math.
First, all students will take part in a universal screening process in various areas of reading and mathematics called MAP. This screening will help teachers determine which students will benefit from additional interventions in specific areas to help improve their knowledge of reading or mathematics. We will also identify students who are on or above grade level in order to offer enrichment opportunities. The screening will take place three times a school year. After that, a team of teachers will meet to discuss the results and students specific needs. After evaluating the MAP results and consulting with the team, students will enter one of the following tiers:
Reading Tier 0: Students beyond grade level.
Reading Tier 1:Students are on grade level.
Reading Tier 2: Students are below grade level in the area of reading.
Reading Tier 3: Students are significantly below grade level.
Math Tier 2: Students are below grade level in the area of mathematics.
Math Tier 3: Students are significantly below grade level in the area of mathematics.
Meet Our Teachers
Mrs. Ashley Staviski
Literacy Coach & Reading Specialist
BA, Elementary Education, Northern Kentucky University
MA, Elementary Grades with a Reading Endorsement, Xavier University
Mrs. Nikki Clark
BA of Psychology, University of Kentucky
MA of School Counseling, Xavier University
Mrs. Alex Bessler
Special Education Teacher
BS Special Education P-12 Learning and Behavior Disorders
BS Special Education P-12 Moderate to Severe Disabilities