Academic Resource

Academic Resource is a support service available to all students (JK-12). It provides the continuity necessary for a smooth transition from one level to the next. Services provided by the program include:
  • Individual student plans designed to help students with their studies based on identified strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles;
  • Small group and individual instruction;
  • Team teaching in the classroom setting for the purpose of demonstrating specific study strategies which can be utilized by all students.

Support by School

List of 3 items.

  • Lower School

    The Lower School Academic Support/Resource Program was designed to be a complementary academic support service that acts as a liaison between the teachers and parents as well as being an advocate for the individual student. In addition to providing individual and small group instruction, members of the department work with the faculty, the students, and the parents to develop effective ways for the boys to improve their academic skills. Every effort is made to identify weaknesses or developmental needs as early as possible before a boy’s self-concept is affected. The needs are addressed by various means that include working with the classroom teacher, providing small group or individual instruction, and/or establishing tutorial support when necessary.
  • Middle School

    The Middle School Academic Support/Resource Program provides academic instruction and support beyond the scope of the regular classroom. The resource staff works jointly with the students, their families, and faculty to develop effective means for helping students. The services offered are available to all students, both individually and within small groups. Individual instruction helps students to develop personal learning plans with strategies based on their learning profiles. Small group instruction helps strengthen academic skills. Creative thinking and problem solving methodologies are utilized to help support and develop student learning in a collaborative learning environment which focuses on increasing comprehension, organization, and retention of material.
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  • Upper School

    The Upper School Academic Resource Department is dedicated to encouraging self-advocacy and personal responsibility, teaching students strategies to learn and retain information, helping students hone time-management and organizational skills, and assisting students in gradually gaining the confidence to seek assistance independently. The Academic Resource teachers communicate regularly with the Upper School dean of students, classroom teachers, faculty advisors, and parents, and serve as members of the Upper School Guidance Committee. Academic Resource provides academic support services to students both individually and in collaborative groups, and is open to all students on an as-needed basis.
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Contact Us

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Laura Ambrogi

    Laura Ambrogi 

    Lower School Co-Director of Student Life and Reading Specialist/Academic Support
    (804) 282-3185 x2381
    University of Richmond - BA
    University of Virginia - MEd
  • Photo of Kimberly Hudson

    Kimberly "Kim" Hudson 

    Interim Head of US, Dir of the Center for the Study of Boys, & Chair of Distinguished Teaching
    (804) 282-3185 x4346
    University of Virginia - BA
    University of Virginia - MAT
    University of Virginia - PhD
  • Photo of Laura Lanois

    Laura Lanois 

    Upper School Academic Resource Teacher
    (804) 282-3185 x4355
    Radford University
  • Photo of Jennifer O'Ferrall

    Jennifer "Jen" O'Ferrall 

    Lower School Co-Director of Student Life and Reading Specialist/Academic Support
    (804) 282-3185 x2654
    Radford University - BS
    Virginia Commonwealth University - MEd
    Virginia Commonwealth University - EdS
    University of Richmond - Post Master's Certificate Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Photo of Christine Rotter

    Christine "Christine" Rotter 

    Interim Upper School Academic Resource Director
    (804) 282-3185 x4254
    Purdue University - BA
  • Photo of Holbrook Schurman

    Holbrook "Brook" Schurman 

    Middle School Academic Support Instructor
    (804) 282-3185 x3629
    United States Naval Academy - BS
  • Photo of Claudia Segneri

    Claudia Segneri 

    Middle School Director of Academic Support
    (804) 282-3185 x3364
    University of Connecticut - BS Elementary Education
    Southern Connecticut State University - MS Remedial Reading
    Southern Connecticut University - 6th Year Degree
  • Photo of Padgett Shoemake

    Padgett Shoemake 

    Lower School Mathematics & Science Specialist/Academic Support
    (804) 282-3185 x2277
    University of Richmond - BA
  • Photo of Margaret Simpson

    Margaret Simpson 

    Middle School Teacher of Language Studies
    (804) 337-1862
    Mary Baldwin College - BA
  • Photo of Lisa Snider

    Lisa Snider 

    Lower School Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Academic Support Services
    (804) 282-3185 x2379
    Longwood University - BS
    Longwood University - MS
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Post-Master’s Certificate for Principals and Supervisors