Every student, every day.


Learning Support

The Learning Support Team at Horace Allen School is dedicated to a collaborative team approach when addressing the needs of all students in our school. We meet on a bi-weekly basis as a complete team to discuss and put into action plans to support academic, social-emotional, and/or behavior challenges.

HAS Learning Support Team

  • Administrators: Principal Elaine Garner and Assistant Principal Myrna Dembicki provide leadership, direction, and support for inclusive education for all staff and students at Horace Allen School. They keep abreast of all student issues and oversee support initiatives. They are a very important link between school and home.
  • Teachers and Support Staff: All Horace Allen School staff members working with your child are involved in your child’s Learning Support Team. Classroom staff members meet regularly with the Learning Support Teacher.
  • Learning Support: Mrs. Jen Stickney and Ms. Myrna Dembicki are our Learning Support teachers. They are the key contact for parents and teachers who have questions about our exceptional learners at Horace Allen School. They advocate for inclusive programming, organize case conferences, arrange for academic or other assessments, and coordinate Individual Program Plans.

Family School Liaison Counselor

Mrs. Karen Manzer is the Family School Liaison Counselor [FSL] and provides counseling and support to individual students or in groups. She strives to enhance family situations through support, education, and referrals. Karen is the key contact for teachers, support staff, and families who have questions or concerns about social or emotional challenges. She also collaborates in providing school-wide social skills programming and classroom presentations. The FSL is also a member of the school-based Threat Assessment Team. and divisional Post Crisis Response Team.

Learning Support Brochure