Welcome to the 2015/2016 School Year!
My name is Amy Chapman and I come to you from Randolph Elementary School where I have taught for 15 years. I am honored and excited to be a part of the Grant Elementary Community as your new EST (Elementary Support Teacher).
I am a graduate of Madonna University and received my Master's degree from Marygrove College. Livonia is also where I call home as I moved here 2 1/2 years ago with my 8 year old Schnoodle - Ruby. I love spending time with family and friends, and also teach group fitness at a women’s fitness studio in Plymouth.
My role as an EST is to support students with their academic, behavioral and emotional needs. Teachers and parents often meet with me to discuss needs, explore interventions and develop a plan of action.
Additionally, I sometimes facilitate various topic-focused education and support groups throughout the year for students with common needs or issues that can benefit from the interaction of similar age peers in a small group setting. Such topics could include: welcoming new students; making friends and practicing more effective social skills; developing various ways to problem-solve; resolving specific peer group or grade level conflicts; managing feelings more effectively; learning alternatives to tattling or bullying, etc... Such topics may also be the focus of a whole class or grade level lesson, if identified as a need by the classroom teacher. Groups vary per year, depending on the needs of students and my role.
I also provide assistance with coordination of the Individualized Health Care Plans (HCP's) with parents and students for students with special health/medical needs at school.
Again, I am thrilled to be a part of the Grant Community and look forward to meeting you and your children! If you see me, please come up and introduce yourself. Looking forward to a GREAT year!
Amy M. Chapman