Support Services

Building Success in the Classroom and Beyond

For some students academic success comes rather easily. Other students may struggle with a specific topic at times during a semester, and others may struggle with foundational skills year-round. Regardless of the type of support needed or how often it is needed, the Student Support Services offered at Saint Joseph Academy are designed to help students feel comfortable asking for strategies and feedback, to take pride in helping each other, learn how to evaluate and make adjustments, as well as recognize growth and achievement.

Support Services Offered

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  • Classroom Support

    To help strengthen and enhance skills used across the curriculum, an inclusive approach is used within the classroom as opposed to a separate resource room. Most Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry classes are either co-taught or supported by one of our Student Support faculty members. Student Support Services may also assist other classes with larger projects, research activities and additional critical reading and writing instruction.
  • Peer Tutoring

    During Activity Blocks, tutoring is available from peers for any academic subject. Students may walk in as needed. The Peer Tutoring Coordinator will match each student with an available tutor. If a student prefers standing sessions with the same tutor(s), the Coordinator will coordinate that arrangement.

  • Writing Center

    The Writing Center, staffed with teachers and student consultants, is available for consultation on any part of the writing process. Appointments are available during Activity Blocks daily. Consultations during study halls and before/after school can also be arranged.
  • Other Services

    Review and preparation for state-mandated tests required for graduation; individual consultation for academic, organizational, time-management and/or study strategies; initial or three-year educational evaluations as needed; development of accommodation plans for those with learning or other disabilities; additional tutoring and provision of ACT and College Board approved testing accommodations.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Saint Joseph Academy offers the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship. This scholarship provides state-funds scholarships to students who have an Individualized Education Plan from their district of residence. The amount of the award varies based upon the disability of the student. Applications for awards are accepted year-round. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Mrs. Lisa Gregorski

Student Support Services, Department Chair

The goal of the Student Support Services Department is to provide the opportunity for each student to reach her highest potential and to understand that what is needed to do this varies by student. Support is provided to develop critical thinking and study skills, encourage intellectual curiosity, broaden perspectives and challenge students to embrace new ideas to help them achieve academic success in high school and beyond.

The team works to discover the factors behind students’ work, efforts and habits so we can best meet the needs of each individual. Helping students develop strong skills results in the ability to communicate their needs, understand themselves as learners and move to the next step with excitement and confidence. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Meet the Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Lauren Golonka

    Ms. Lauren Golonka 

    Intervention Specialist
  • Photo of Lenore Keene

    Ms. Lenore Keene 

  • Photo of Courtney Koz

    Mrs. Courtney Koz 

    Student Support Services
  • Photo of Mary Laco

    Mrs. Mary Laco 

    Student Support Services
  • Photo of Becky McNulty

    Mrs. Becky McNulty 

    English Teacher & Student Support Services