Support Services

Candice (5)Literacy Coach

Candice Jeziorowski

I am the Literacy Coach here at Vandenberg World Cultures Academy. I first started teaching in the district in October of 1997. I have a Masters in Reading and am a certified Reading Recovery teacher. I meet with students daily here at Vandenberg during Guided Reading. I also have the opportunity to meet with students for one-on-one reading support sessions. Please remember to read daily with and to your children. Reading is such a gift to every child. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you need any assistance with your child's reading or have any concerns.
 

Dana (1)Resource Room

Dana Lewis  

Welcome to Vandenberg World Cultures Academy Resource Classroom. We are focused on providing support to students and teachers. Throughout the year students participate in a variety of activities that help to cultivate social, emotional and academic skills. We believe in providing a positive, supportive learning environment where all children achieve their maximum potential.

I am also a full time certified Reading Recovery Teacher. Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders.
 

Laura (1)Speech and Language

Laura Schwartz

Vandenberg provides services for speech and language impaired students. Students who have communication disorders which interfere with academic performance including: language, articulation, fluency and voice may be qualified to receive services through a certified Speech and Language Pathologist. We provide diagnostic evaluations and facilitate Individualized Education Planning Team meetings for the students receiving speech and language services. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s communication development, please feel free to contact Laura Schwartz at any time.

schwartzlw@southfield.org
Phone: (248) 746-7379

  

GreenfieldPsychologist

Dr. Carol Greenfield

My name is Dr. Carol Greenfield and I am the school psychologist at Vandenberg. I am there on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I work at other schools in the district on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in educational psychology and also have two masters' degrees in school social work and education.

My interests are exercising, reading, cooking and chamber music. I have traveled through Europe and particularly enjoyed visiting Paris. I am still in touch with people I met through my travels. I also enjoy skiing and have travelled to Colorado and Taos, New Mexico to ski.

I have three children who keep me pretty busy and I love being a Mom. My oldest son is graduating from law school in May, 2013. My middle daughter is working and going to Oakland Community College and my youngest daughter is a senior who will be going away to college in the fall. I love working at Vandenberg because it is such a wonderful place for children and adults.

School psychologists have extensive training in assessment, progress monitoring, instruction, child development and psychology, consultation, counseling, crisis response, program evaluation, and data collection and analysis. Their training is specific to applying this expertise within the school context, both general education and special education, and also includes extensive knowledge in school systems and, specifically special education law. School psychologists are a critical part of the school team that ensures quality, genuinely accessible education for all students.
 

LangeSocial Work 

Barb Lange

I am married and have a 29 year old daughter. I have been a School Social Worker for 25 years, 22 of which have been in Southfield Public Schools. I have a Masters degree in Social Work and began my career as a medical social worker. I have worked in a number of different schools in Southfield but for the last several years I have divided my time between Vandenberg World Cultures Academy and McIntyre Elementary School. I enjoy baking and reading.

I enjoy working with children and love working with the students at both of my schools.