Our program develops within each student the skills, knowledge, and values necessary for continued intellectual growth, moral development, and service to others. Grace Brethren offers a multi-sensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic goals.
We provide a Christ centered learning environment where each student can learn at their own individual pace, and conducive to their learning modality.
We offer specialized classroom instruction in each class. When students are found to need additional classroom supports we offer additional, smaller class support programs through our Math Lab and Reading Intervention Program.
If you have any questions about these programs, please contact our Dean of Academics, Jenn Koster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On the Jr/Sr High Campus, EdSOL is a strategic effort to serve and care for students that desire to utilize alternative learning options. This educational community is fostered by not only the appreciation of an individual's strengths but also the fact that our students learn in many different ways. EdSOL Instructors desire to come alongside students to help them achieve their academic goals by constructing several learning options to advance their progress.
This designed support includes IEP/504 accommodations, ESL competencies, remedial care, credit recovery, under-achieving student intervention, as well as independent study coursed for advanced learners.
Grace Brethren Schools accommodates up to 120 credits of independent study (3 classes per year) toward the 270-credit requirement for graduation. This gives students who qualify the opportunity to receive designed support to accomplish their specific academic goals.
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Kim Harvey graduated from California Lutheran University with a B.A. in Communication Arts and Sociology. Mrs. Harvey continued her education by taking courses in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology and passed the Board Certification Exam and is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
She worked as a Clinical Supervisor for over 5 years, conducting assessments and training staff and parents to target individualized goals for children with Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Mrs. Harvey has experience in goal writing, data collection, and IEP planning.
Additionally, Mrs. Harvey is married and has three children. She enjoys strength training, hiking, Zumba, photography, and spending time with her family. This is her second year as part of Grace Brethren Schools and she looks forward to all that the Lord has for her serving the community here.
Holly Locke has been part of the Grace Brethren team for over 20 years, where she teaches the Reading Intervention Program at the elementary campus. She works with students that require additional support in reading and language arts. She is passionate about her work, and strives to build a personal relationship with her students and their families, which enables her to provide her students with the best level of support on their education path. Holly brings a unique blend of experience to the Reading Intervention Program. She has specialized training in working with dyslexia and individuals with attention struggles. Holly enjoys spending time in the outdoors camping and hiking with her family.
Instructor, Jr/Sr High
Currently, Gail Orona assists and ministers to students in the GraceBrethren Educational Support program and eighth grade college prepEnglish classes. Her teaching career includes teaching elementary music classes and directing programs, teaching speech and drama classes, and twenty years of Junior High English. Nineteen of these twenty have been at Grace Brethren. Mrs. Orona earned her BA at Bob Jones University, and has two years graduate studies in Platform Arts. With her new focus on special education, Mrs. Orona has studied Special Needs in Faith Based Schools under Dr. Joyce Inouye at Fresno Pacific University and completed her first level as an educational therapist with NILD (National Institute for Learning Disabilities). Mrs. Orona’s goal is not only to teach well, but to direct students to the beauty and assurance of God’s love and care for them. When she is not grading, lesson planning or studying, Mrs. Orona enjoys gardening, homemaking, and loving her grandchildren.
Math is a subject typically associated with fear and anxiety. As the Math Interventionist for Grace Brethren Elementary, Mrs. Stevens provides additional instructional time, support and remediation in order for students to become successful with math at their grade level. She works with small groups of students of all ages, teaching math concepts in a variety of ways often incorporating fun activities to promote conceptual learning and decrease anxiety. She is also the instructor for the Science and
Math Club (SAM Club) for the 5th and 6th graders and coaches for the ACSI Math Olympics. She enjoys participating in Ventura County Mathematics Council events and is a member of the National Council of Math Teachers. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Biola University as well as an active RN license. She loves vegetable gardening and her efforts show as the head of the Grace Elementary Garden. She sings in the Grace Community Church Choir, is a member of the Northridge Sojourners Bible Study and hopes to someday participate in an evangelical medical mission. Mrs. Stevens finds it a great joy to see children grow and succeed in their math abilities.