The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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SAP Program: Ms. Woods

Patricia Henderson
Ms. Wood has been a member of B-A’s high school SAP team for 19 years.

In Pennsylvania, every school district is required to have a plan for identifying and assisting students who experience barriers to learning. Bellwood-Antis has one for every school in the district. The high school team is called SAP, short for the Student Assistance Program.

Teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors are able to be a part of the SAP team. This series will focus on individual team members, beginning with high school health and physical education teacher Ms. Woods.

When did you hear of the SAP program?

When I first started teaching here at B-A.

What’s the best part about being on SAP?

Being able to connect students to support and resources.

How long have you been on SAP?

19 years

What’s the most challenging part of being on SAP?

Hearing about students in difficult environments or struggling with challenges.

How do you help students that are in SAP?

We provide a connection between the student and their family to local support and services.

What’s your perspective on SAP?

It is a great way for students to connect to support services and resources to improve their lives.

What’s something that inspires you, that could also inspire a student?

Most people have challenges or struggles in life. You are not alone. There are always help and people who care about you.

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