The mission of Student Support Services at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is to enhance learning, academic success, and personal growth by empowering students as learners and supporting and accommodating the neurodiversity of our student body.
In partnership with teachers, administrators, and parents, the Student Support Department offers the following services:
Heather Caciola started her career at All Saints’ in 2003 as a kindergarten teacher and continued as a first grade teacher and Language Arts Coordinator for grades PK-4. Heather has been the lower school PK-3 Fundations trainer and coach since 2013. In 2015, Heather created All Saints’ Episcopal Day School Student Support Department which focuses on empowering students, thus ensuring all students reach their full potential. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in merchandising from the University of Arizona and a Master of Education degree from the University of Phoenix. She is a certified dyslexia therapist and has had training in learning differences and ADHD. Heather is in the process of completing her academic language practitioner credentials. Her educational endorsements include early childhood, English as a second language, and reading. Heather is involved in several professional organizations and currently serves on the board of the Arizona branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Heather is not only passionate about advocating for students at All Saints’, but also about advocating for all students in Arizona because she believes everyone has the right to learn to read. Heather is an All Saints’ current parent as well as an alum parent. Mac is in All Saints’ Class of 2022 and James is a member of the Class of 2014.
Caitlin Hoffman joined All Saints' in January 2017. Caitlin competed as a student-athlete and earned her B.A. in Sociology from The Ohio State University. She then moved back home to Arizona where she earned her Master's in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. As a Learning Support Specialist, Caitlin collaborates with classroom teachers to implement strategies for students in Pre-K through eighth grades. Caitlin believes that each student at All Saints’ is entitled to the support necessary to maximize his or her potential. Caitlin enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.
All Saints' Episcopal Day School offers accommodations and interventions through the Student Support Services department. Some of the more common accommodations include 50% additional time on assessments, preferential seating, attention signals, and use of audio books.
The first step is to meet with Heather Caciola, the Director of Learning and Student Support Services. During that meeting, possible accommodationa and interventions can be discussed. In general, a psychoeducational evaluation is required for long term formal accommodations.
If you believe that your student would benefit from a tutor or other outside support, please contact Mrs. Caciola or Ms. Hoffman for referrals. Mrs. Caciola and Ms. Hoffman will also be happy to facilitate communication between outside support and the classroom teacher.
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is a private independent school in Phoenix, Arizona with a distinguished history of offering academic excellence, comprehensive fine arts, and competitive sports, along with an emphasis on spiritual growth and community service.