Departments - Reading, Math and Special Education at MSS


Reading Department

Through individual and small group instruction, the reading team is committed to improving every aspect of your child's reading.  During the day, we work with students in grades K-5.  Our ultimate goal is to help your child develop a love of reading and become a life-long reader! We are very lucky that our reading department not only works with children in small groups and within their classroom but we also provide reading recovery interventions and leveled literacy interventions.

Courtney Woods Shireen Rhoades Emily McArthur

Special Education Department

The special education team of teachers at Maple Street School believes that all students come with their own set of  strengths and weaknesses that make them unique individuals.  Their goal is to teach students to identify and use their areas of relative strengths to achieve their personal goals and make improvements in the areas of their relative weaknesses. The special education teachers work with students in a variety of different settings based on student needs. Support is provided to students in the classroom setting, resource room setting, in whole groups, small groups, and one to one as needed. Academic instruction and support as well as accommodations and modifications are provided in the areas of reading, language and math.

Denise Boutot Rebecca Mears Margaret Adduci  

Math Interventionist

I am pleased to help your children achieve their math goals! I support your children by enhancing thier mathematical background through individual and small group instruction. Together, your child and I will enjoy activites to improve computation, problem solving and mathematical concepts. My goal is to provide every child the opportunity to allow thier inner mathematician to shine!

JoAnn Goldsmith


Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.