Westchester Torah Academy (WTA) is proud to announce the creation of its Student Support Center beginning with this new school year.
WTA specializes in individualized education, and the creation of the Student Support Center was the next step to support the school’s policies. Recognizing that each student has his or her unique needs and abilities, the Student Support Center allows WTA to meet children
where they are academically, so they are able to reach their full potential. “Commitment to Best Self” is one of the core values inherent in a WTA education and the Student Support Center moves this goal forward.
Each child enrolled in the program receives one-on-one instruction that is built into their school day, similar to having a personal tutoring session at school. Children are identified based on data collected from individualized online learning programs and standardized tests, as well as teacher recommendations. The school collaborates with parents in deciding whether their child should participate in the program, as well as determining the amount of support needed.
Lois Rednick, a classroom elementary school teacher and reading/learning specialist with almost 30 years of teaching experience, will be directing the program. Rednick holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Oneonta State University of New York and a Master of Science in reading education from Adelphi University. Her teaching talents were utilized when she taught for the New York City Board of Education as well as in various private Jewish day schools, charter schools in the Bronx and for special education schools such as Eagle Hill in Greenwich, Connecticut.
WTA’s mission is to provide an excellent education at an affordable price. At a nominal cost, the Student Support Center program will provide a greater opportunity to advance academically for students who require additional educational support.
By Yvette Finkelstein