Our Basic Skills Intervention (BSI) Team 

    Mrs. Karen Bressler- kbressler@mansfieldschool.com

    Mrs. Stacy Brophy- sbrophy@mansfieldschool.com

    Mrs. Christine Carney- ccarney@mansfieldschool.com

    Nancy Sager- nsager@mansfieldschool.com

    Mrs. Janet Strusz- jstrusz@mansfieldschool.com


          In both of our schools, we provide additional services for students who demonstrate challenges in mathematics or reading. We employ basic skills teachers who provide additional support in the areas of literacy and mathematics. These teachers may work in a “push-in” model in your child’s classroom, or in a “pull-out” model to provide more individualized support. Our Basic Skills Program utilizes researched-supported models and resources.

           If your child is identified to receive Basic Skills Intervention (BSI) services, you will receive an informational letter from the basic skills teacher sharing an overview of the program and pertinent contact information.  Please see a brief description of the interventions currently being used within our district.

    • Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)- small group, supplementary literacy intervention is designed to provide supplementary literacy instruction in the areas of comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, phonics, word study, and writing about reading.


    • Reading Recovery- Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for first graders having extreme difficulty with early reading and writing. Specially trained teachers work individually with students in daily 30-minute lessons lasting 12 to 20 weeks.


    • Wilson Fundations 2, 3 & Just Words- (grades 2-6) multisensory, structured, systemic, and cumulative program that provides instruction in decoding, handwriting, and spelling.  During daily instruction, phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, word recognition, and vocabulary will be learned at an accelerated pace.  Students will examine, manipulate, and categorize words while focusing their attention on the critical features of words: sounds, spelling, and meaning.


    • Math- utilizing the I-Ready online diagnostic and instruction program, students will receive small group targeted instruction based on individual needs as well as online lessons featuring instruction appropriate to their instructional level.
Last Modified on September 20, 2021