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Educational Support Services

The Educational Support Services (ESS) program at Trinity School of Midland is designed to meet the needs of all learners, whether it be through intervention or classroom support. Intervention services are for students diagnosed with learning differences, while those who are performing below grade level expectations and benchmarks may enroll in support classes. ESS is for students who have average to above average intelligence and function well, emotionally and socially, in a college preparatory environment. Because of our high academic standards, there are limits to the types of special learning needs and the amount of personal attention we can provide to meet these needs.
ESS includes but is not limited to academic language therapy, general academic tutoring, homework assistance, and executive functioning support. The format of ESS is based on student need and is as varied as the students, providing support in a small group/class format or one-to- one basis.

Alphabetic Phonics is a systematic, sequential, multisensory based approach to language based in the Orton Gillingham method. Take Flight is also a systematic, sequential, multisensory based approach to language that is Orton Gillingham based. Other intervention programs used in the classroom prior to, in placement of, or after enrollment in either Alphabetic Phonics or Take Flight include Leveled Literacy Intervention, Pre-Flight, and Adult Literacy.
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Whether enrolled or not into an ESS intervention program or academic support class, all students who have a learning profile, as created from psychoeducational testing, receive accommodations if recommended by the testing.

Meet the ESS Instructors

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Tiffany Butts

    Tiffany Butts 

    Academic Language Therapist/Co-director ESS
    432-697-3281 x 317
    Joined Trinity 2012
    San Angelo State University - B.A.
  • Photo of Holly Cloud

    Holly Cloud 

    Middle School ESS Teacher/Co-Director of ESS
    Joined Trinity 2018
    Texas Tech University - B.S.
  • Photo of Kendra Benson

    Kendra Benson 

    Educational Support Specialist/Academic Language Therapist
    432-697-3281 x 303
    Joined Trinity 2000
    Colorado State University - B.A.
    Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas - Certified Academic Language Therapist
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    Carrie  Montgomery 

    Middle School ESS Specialist
    Joined Trinity August 2023
    New Mexico State University - B.S.
  • Dongmei "Mei" Rong 

    Upper School ESS Instructor
    Joined Trinity October 2023
    Wayne State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Sandy  Smith

    Sandy  Smith 

    Literacy Specialist/Certified Academic Language Therapist
    Joined Trinity August 2022

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