Suffield Families

Academic Support

Academic Support for Successful Students

The Academic Support program at Suffield Academy is designed to teach and support compensatory study strategies to students who have been identified as having atypical learning styles. The center staff meets two to four times per week with students. Progress reports are sent home each term to keep families up-to-date regarding the specific initiatives undertaken by the student in partnership with the Academic Support Center. Students who have documented special accommodations in classroom procedures and testing are expected to speak to their teachers about their needs. All requests for extended time or other accommodations in formal exams and standardized tests must be made through the Director of Academic Support and approved by the Academic Dean.
Progress is measured in four key areas:
↪ Awareness, acceptance, and understanding of one’s individual learning differences; challenges and strengths
↪ Motivation for and commitment to making a change
↪ Evidence of a growing mastery or compensatory strategies and self-advocacy skills
↪ Application of the strategies developed by the academic support program

Academic Support Office

List of 4 members.

  • Kim Wiggin 

    Director of Academic Support, The Kim Wiggin Chair in Academic Support
    The Hartt School of Music - B.M.
    St. Joseph's College - M.A.
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  • Heather Dugan 

    Miami University, Ohio - M.S.
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  • Melina Lopez-Touceda 

    University of Buenos Aires - B.A.
    University of Buenos Aires - M.S.
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  • Lyndsey Sweeney 

    Eastern Connecticut State University - B.A.
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