Spartan Center for Student Success

We are dedicated to fostering success, resilience and motivation in our students. Our commitment is to empower each individual with the skills and confidence needed to thrive academically and personally.  

Open to Students from All Schools!  For more information from each provider or to sign your student up today please use this link:

Executive Functioning 

What are the executive functions? 

The parts of our brains that allow us to plan, initiate and complete goals. Additionally, they assist us with evaluating how to problem solve and how to be productive and efficient. 

EF Coaching can assist students with: 

Plotting out deadlines
Organizing material in chunks 
Implementing structures that can assist with initiating a task
Goal development 
Increase intrinsic motivation 
How and when to communicate effectively with teachers
Creating balance 
Implementing mindfulness based practices to assist with stress reduction 


Students do not need to experience "major problems" to benefit from counseling.  Counseling can assist students with normal day-to-day life. 

Counseling can help elementary, middle and high school students: 

Understand thoughts and feelings 
Reduce conflicts in the classroom 
Learn to manage stress and anxiety 
Increase self-confidence and self-esteem 
Improve peer interactions and relationships 
Improve relationships with family
Have a safe, confidential space to process feelings and emotions

Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention is designed for capable students with characteristics of dyslexia and who struggle to read and spell. Reading tutors will provide intensive, one-on-one instruction in reading and spelling using the Orton-Gillingham approach - a systematic, multisensory, structured literacy reading remediation approach. All tutors have completed the 60-hour training in Bowman's Orton-Gillingham "Plus", a program accredited through the International Dyslexia Association. Tutors provide engaging lessons addressing phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, fluency, morphology, and written language.

Speech & Language

Speech & language is an affirming speech and language therapy practice bringing individualized, impactful treatment plans to children and their families in Allegany County. We embrace a child-centered approach to help children establish foundational speech and language skills allowing for lifelong success with communication and academics. Services include free consultations and screenings, a detailed evaluation, and individualized treatment plan. 

Let us help! As highly-trained specialist in speech and language, we work with children of all ages with various communication difficulties including:

ArticulationAutism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Expressive Language
Late Talkers
Receptive Language
Social skills

Dyslexia...and more!

Service Providers:

Stephanie Pratt, M.Ed.
Director, Pratt Program for Students with Dyslexia
Bishop Walsh School                                    
Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist
Center for Effective Reading Instruction

Merideth Nagle 
Master's Degree in Health and Wellness Coaching
National Board Certified, Health and Wellness Coach

Maggie Drew 
MS, CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist

Corey Pisula 
20+ years experience working with students 6-20 years old