Academics
Lower School | K-Gr. 5

Lower School Learning Specialists

Meeting the Needs of Every Child

We are committed to meeting the individual needs of a diverse group of learners at Severn School. Children do best when they have a committed team of adults supporting them. Our Learning Specialists collaborate with the classroom teachers to differentiate instruction and support students within the classroom and in small group settings. 
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What Do Learning Specialists Do?

Our specialists conduct screenings, interviews and assessments to create an academic profile to identify areas of strength and weakness. The learning team provides remediation and support in the areas of:
  • emergent reading skills
  • reading comprehension
  • written expression
  • study skills
  • mathematics
The team also offers enrichment for students who need further challenge in language arts and/or mathematics. The learning specialists provide ongoing professional development and support for faculty to ensure classroom practices reflect the latest methodologies, materials and research.

Meet Our Learning Specialists

List of 3 members.

  • Ms. Barbara Brandeen 

    Lower School Learning Specialist
    410-647-7701 x2012
    San Diego State University - M.Ed.
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Mrs. Lisa Ellis 

    Lower School Learning Specialist; Lower School Student Council Advisor
    (410) 647-7700 ext. 2059
    State University of New York at Fredonia - B.S.
  • Ms. Stacy Shaener 

    Lower School Math Specialist
    410.647.7701 x2038
    SUNY Albany - B.A.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146