Student and Family Support

Sands Montessori Student and Family Support Team

The Student and Family Support Team collaborates to support students/families with educational, emotional, social, behavioral and resource needs. (Printable graphic of the Student and Family Support Team.)

Team Member Roles
Nikki Marksberry
Nikki Marksberry, Resource Coordinator
  • Connects families to resources both inside and outside the building
  • Represents Sands in community settings
  • Coordinates universal support requests

Nicole Kusi
Nicole Kusi, School Social Worker

  • Social Emotional Learning Groups and curriculum 
  • Attendance issues/intervention
  • Crisis Intervention/Check-Ins -Collaboration on behavioral interventions and supportive counseling
  • Emotional support/intervention
  • Safety planning/Concerns
  • PBIS support

Nicholas Black
Nicholas Black, School Psychologist

  • Intervention/ MTSS assistance with academic, behavioral, and mental health needs
  • Special Education Evaluations
  • Threat and crisis intervention and support
  • Social Emotional Learning Groups and Curriculum
  • PBIS support

Craig Dobson
Craig Dobson, Beech Acres Team Lead

  • Identify students in need of  therapeutic support/intervention
  • Beech Acres provides counseling, emotional intervention, behavioral health intervention and planning, and testing through a holistic approach
  • Crisis intervention/check-in support