Even though school is out for summer break, many of the teachers at St. Francis of Assisi School 

choose to go to school themselves to hone their profession and grow in wisdom and knowledge.  

Lisa Micheletti, Laurie Fullen, and Carolyn Deeley, attend three solid weeks of SMILA training, a multi-sensory approach for instructing students to read, write, spell, speak, and comprehend oral and written language. The multisensory method of language arts instruction allows for teaching to all of the learning styles – visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic.  Derived from the Slingerland® Approach, the program trains teachers to incorporate the students’ auditory, visual, and tactile/kinesthetic senses into instruction for learning language skills. 

The list of dedicated teachers does not end there. Each of our math teachers will be in class at the end of their summer.  Training continues with Karen Sanford and Linda Thomas (joining the SFA Family this year) who completed the Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing at the end of June. 

Pictured left to right:  Carolyn Deeley, Lisa Micheletti, Laurie Fullen

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