Columbian Title 1
What does Title 1 do?
Title 1 teachers and IAs provide extra support for students who are at risk in reading and math. We work in classrooms throughout the day to support the classroom teacher and to work with students in small groups. When at all possible, we try to keep the students in the classroom so they are not missing whole group, core instruction.
Our main role is to support classroom teachers and their students, in any way that we can, so that our students can be successful in reading and math!
We have an amazing Title 1 team at Columbian!
Mrs. Tabby Compton
Mrs. Compton graduated from MSSU with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and has a Masters Degree from SMU. She has 32 Years Teaching Experience and she is a 4th year interventionist.
Mrs. Compton works with students in all grade levels that struggling with reading.
Mrs. VonHolten-Cartwright graduated from Crowder College with an Associate's in Early Childhood Development. She has worked for Carthage as an IA for 16 years. Mrs. VonHolten-Cartwright taught for 8 years a Columbian and 8 at the CIC.
She works with 3rd grade students this year in reading and math.
Mrs. Nancy Janssen
Mrs. Janssen graduated from MSSU with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education Reading Emphasis. She has 16 years teaching experience. This is her 10th year as a Title 1 Instructional Assistant.
Mrs. Janssen works with 2nd grade students this year in reading and math.
Mrs. Jenny Jones
Mrs. Jones graduated from MSSU with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and has a Masters Degree from Pitt State in Technology. She has 23 years of teaching experience. This is Mrs. Jones' 2nd year as a Title 1 teacher.
Mrs. Jones works with 1st grade students this year in reading and math.
Ms. Sarah Abbiatti
Ms. Abbiatti graduated from MSSU with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She has 12 years of teaching experience in 3 different grade levels. This is her 2nd year as a Title 1 teacher.
Ms. Abbiatti works with Kindergarten students in reading and math.
Mr. Jason Vance
Mr. Vance graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor's in Intercultural Studies and a Master's in Education. He later got his TESOL certification from PSU. He's taught Elementary, High School Special Education, and English Learners.
He works with teachers to support their growth as learners and educators.