Learning Center

St. Mary's School Learning Center was created to meet the individual learning needs of our students.

The Learning Center staff is comprised of a Resource Specialist, a Reading Specialist, an Occupational Therapist, and a School Counselor.  This staff provides a variety of services to students, working as a team with teachers, parents, and our students to create a program that will help the student develop his or her academic skills.

Who Can Receive Services?

  • Students with a documented disability and/or Individualized Service Plan (ISP) from the public schools
  • Students with a documented disability based upon a private educational evaluation
  • Students with academic difficulties who are referred by a parent, teacher, or an administrator.

Contact Info

For general questions about the Learning Center, please contact Kathy Rubel, Coordinator of Learning Center. 

703-549-1646 ext. 4939
krubel@smsva.org  

General Special Educator/Resource Teacher

Our General Special Educator/Resource Teacher: 

Reading Specialist

Our Reading Specialist:

  • Provides early intervention to students struggling with reading.
  • Works both in and out of the classroom to assist students.
  • Assesses students formally and informally.
  • Monitors student progress.

Occupational Therapist

Our Occupational Therapist:

  • Assists students with fine motor, writing readiness, handwriting skills and sensory motor skills.
  • Provides academic support for eligible students.
  • Teaches organizational strategies and study skills instruction.

School Counselor

Our School Counselor:

  • Assists students with their behavioral, emotional, social and academic needs.
  • Consults with parents, teachers, and the administration to discuss problems that may be interfering with a student's academic work.