Continued Growth and Self-Advocacy

Students continue to grow in the process of becoming self-aware, understanding their unique learning style and developing lifelong learning skills such as time-management and organization, effective communication and study skills, and self-advocacy. Students are served by a relational team approach to intervention and to academic support. The team led by the US Learning Specialist is comprised of the student, his/her parents, teachers, Upper School Dean of Academics, Student Dean, Upper School Counselor and Advisor. Additional support is available from subject-specific tutors and ADHD/Executive Functioning work coaches that are independently contracted and that have been invited to work with students on Cannon’s campus.

Recognizing a relational approach to student support requires time. The support program strives to meet the needs of our students with learning differences through developmentally appropriate focus goals. Juniors and seniors are provided assistance with requesting College Board and ACT testing accommodations.

Meet Teresita Hurtado

Teresita Hurtado, Upper School Learning Specialist

Teresita has joyfully been part of the Cannon community since 2008. She holds a MATL in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University and a BS in Education from Barry University. In 2012, she was asked to initiate and develop learning support for students with learning differences in our Upper School. Teresita strives to help students grow in the process of becoming self-aware; in understanding their unique learning style and developing lifelong learning skills such as time-management and organization; in effective communication and study skills; and in self-advocacy.


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