Support Services

Academic Engagement & Social Emotional Learning Officer

Marquin Parks

Resource Room Teacher

Mrs. Caren Carey  

Resource room teachers provide individualized and small group support to students in different subject matters.  They also help to cultivate social, emotional and academic skills.

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. 


Mr. Ryan Vella  

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

Mrs. Kelly Cvetkovski

Occupational Therapy

Mrs. Emma Baker