Developmental milestones in early childhood build toward school readiness, and that’s why it’s so important to integrate as many supports as possible. With SparkWheel, you’ll have an engaged partner that customizes integrated student supports to meet your organization’s unique needs.
SparkWheel complements existing resources and works to address gaps in support while removing barriers to success—meaning students are able to start school as ready as possible.
We are currently finishing our first year of early childhood work with a program at The Family Resource Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. Based on the success of this program, we are eager to work with other early childhood programs to bring the strength of our early childhood integrated supports model to their students and families.
How It Works
SparkWheel's program is customizable for every community and school. Each school year, our Student Support Coordinators conduct a School Review, which evaluates current needs and resources. Then, they work with school personnel to develop a customized School Engagement Plan. This ensures our work fills gaps in existing resources and does not duplicate existing resources within the school.
Throughout the school year, Student Support Coordinators split their time working individually with case-managed students, holding small groups for students with similar needs, and providing school-wide supports. We monitor progress towards student goals at each grading period and make adjustments to make adjustments to support ongoing success.
Finally, we analyze our work at the end of each school year, reflecting on what works and what doesn’t. Our data-driven model delivers one of the most significant chances of success for the students we serve.
School Engagement Plan
Deliver Integrated Student Supports
S5 E7: Susie Ledbetter, Student Support Coordinator, Westside Elementary School
SparkWheel sat down with Susie Ledbetter, Student Support Coordinator at Westside Elementary School in Pittsburg, Kansas, as she shares her favorite things about working with students and how important it is to keep showing up for them.