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UPDATE  3/19/2020  My name is Amy Ballard.  As we go through the next weeks, please realize I will do my best to make sure your child has some appropriate lessons from me.  If your child is in 3rd through 5th, their lessons will be on Mrs. Ballard's classroom, starting 3/23.  If your child has not been on my classroom before, they will have an invite to join.  I will try to continue phonics based lessons on there.  If you need to contact me, please feel free to call and leave a message at 740-427-4262 ext 6616.  Or email me at aballard@mvcsd.us.  I will try to contact you as soon as possible.  Hopefully the technology will work for everyone.  If you do not have wifi at home, you can let me know and I will continue to do paper lessons.    
 
For students in kindergarten through 2nd, you will continue to receive paper packets for the forseeable future. I have attempted to send more than 1 weeks worth of lessons.  Do what you can and don't stress about if your child has finished it all.  Again feel free to contact me.  If you need to contact me, please feel free to call and leave a message at 740-427-4262 ext 6616.  Or email me at aballard@mvcsd.us.  I will try to contact you as soon as possible. 
 
 
I am the full time Intervention Specialist at Wiggin Street Elementary.  Every year, I learn a great deal from the children who work with me.  
 
I have been at Wiggin Street Elementary for 14 years and with Mt. Vernon City School for 15 years as an Intervention Specialist.  I have a Master's Degree in Education, a Master's in Social Work, and a Bachelor's in Psychology.  
 
A student’s Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) are the driving forces as to what interventions a student receives. For phonics based interventions, I use the Wilson Reading Program or Wilson Fundations depending upon the grade of the child.  If comprehension is more of the issue, then I would utilize the Leveled Literacy Program or the interventions in the Journeys Program.  For math, I use Touch Points, Problem Solving, or the interventions in the GoMath Program.  Often I will supplement the programs with more practice to make sure that a student understands the concepts.  Interventions occur in the school environment, the classroom or the resource room.  This again depends upon the needs of the child and the IEP.  The teachers and I work closely to ensure that your student is receiving the services they need. 
 
Wiggin Street Elementary Intervention
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Amy Ballard
207 Wiggin Street Elementary
Gambier, OH  43022
aballard@mvcsd.us
740-427-4262 ext. 6616
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