Student Assistance Program
For more information click on one of the links below:
- COVID-19 Student/Family Resources
- Districtwide Programs
- Elementary Program
- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Identifying At-Risk Students
The Student Assistance Program is a school-based comprehensive prevention, intervention, and counseling program for students in grades K-12 characterized by a team approach. This professional, systematic process is designed to provide education, prevention, early identification, intervention, referral, counseling, and support services for students with risk behaviors which are interfering with their ability to achieve to their fullest potential.
This positive influence of the Student Assistance Program encourages student success in the school environment, fosters risk reduction, provides a safe environment and promotes opportunities for knowledge, skill, and attitude development. Key components are developmental curriculum and education, policy, staff and community in service and education, early identification, counseling support process, use of community resources, and ongoing evaluation.
The Student Assistance Program attempts to provide a network of prevention, intervention, counseling, and support to overcome conditions that interfere with a student’s’ ability to achieve to their fullest potential. This mission is accomplished by providing strategies and support to the school community and parents to improve their ability to help students succeed in school. The team also arranges other school and community resources as necessary for effective assistance to students.
Program Goals: Provide strategies and support to the school community and parents by fostering the ability to be more successful in school.
Action Plan: Services offered by each level of education, for example: district, elementary, middle school, or high school.
District Level Goal: Furnish education, prevention, early identification, referral, counseling and support services for students with at-risk behaviors which are interfering with their ability to achieve to their fullest potential by arranging school and community resources as necessary for effective assistance to students and their families.
- Encourage student success in the school environment
- Foster risk reduction
- Provide a safe environment for learning
- Promote opportunities for knowledge, skill, and attitude development
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum and education policy
- Early identification
- Use of community resources
- Ongoing evaluations
|Kristi Hicks||District||Associate Director of Student Services||(319) 730-3663|
|Karen Wilson||District||Administrative Assistant||(319) 447-3019|
|Kevin McCauley, CDAC & CPS||High School||Student Assistance Counselor & Coordinator||(319) 447-3047|
|Janessa Carr, MA & NDPS||High School||Student Assistance Counselor||(319) 892-4884|
|Jessica Deahl, MA||High School||Student Assistance Counselor||(319) 447-3129|
|Anthony Nicol, MA||High School||Academic Assistance Counselor||(319) 447-3073|
|Danielle Patterson, MA||High School||Academic Assistance Counselor||(319) 447-3059|
|Shawn Knighton, BA||District||Family Resource Specialist||(319) 730-3633|
|Mike Shipley, CCJP||Excelsior Middle School||Student Assistance Specialist||(319) 447-3152|
|Kristin Cannon, MSW-LMSW||Oak Ridge Middle School||Student Assistance Specialist||(319) 892-4970|
|Tera Cooling, MA-MFT||Hazel Point and Boulder Peak||Student Assistance Specialist||Contact Info Coming|
|Jacob Young Jr, BSW||Echo Hill, Indian Creek, Linn Grove and Novak||Student Assistance Specialist||(319) 447-3337|
|Tammy DeVries, LBSW||Bowman Woods, Westfield and Wilkins||Student Assistance Specialist||(319) 447-3436|