Support Services

Candice (5)Literacy Coach

Mrs. 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.

Resource teacherResource Room

Ms. 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.

Title 1

Title 1 teacherMs. Mary Jo Shoup

Hello! My name is Mary Jo Shoup. I am the Title I teacher at Vandenberg World Cultures Academy. I have been teaching since 1988 but this is my first year in the Southfield School District. I have spent a majority of the past 32 years as a Kindergarten teacher. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education and I have a Masters in Early Childhood Education.

During the school day I meet with small groups of students to support them and to help increase their abilities.

I believe it is important to teach the whole child. Children are much more than their academic skills. As an interventionist I help the children reach their potential and to become lifelong learners.

Speech and Language 

Speech therapistMs. Lavett Wallace 

Hello! I am the Speech-Language Pathologist here at Vandenberg. I evaluate and treat children who have difficulty with speech or language. I hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) since September 1990.



School psychologistDr. Rachael Evans 

Social Work 

School social workerMs. Christine Jackson, LMSW

Greetings to Everyone. I am the School Social Worker at Vandenberg World Cultures Academy. I am a Master Clinical Social Worker as well as a School Social Worker certified by the State of Michigan. I have been a School Social Work for 25+ years working with children and families over the years from Early Childhood to Center Based High School. I have been fortunate enough to be the Social Worker for the past 4 years at Vandenberg. As a School Social Worker, I am always excited about getting to know the students and families and look forward to being a resource to address barriers to academic success. I hold dearly that I serve as the vital link between home, school and the community.

Physical Therapy

physical therapistMs. Terri Gibbons

Occupational Therapy

occupational therapistMrs. Heather Pillars

Occupational Therapy Assistant

OT assistantMrs. Carly Hickey