HS Hope is Radnor High School’s Student Assistance Program. The HS Hope team consists of Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, School Nurse, Social Worker, and selected Teachers. All team members have been trained and are SAP certified. HS Hope team members are trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school, and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. All team members are required to maintain confidentiality throughout the process.
Students may be referred to HS Hope for a variety of reasons including the following: Emotional concerns, Drug and Alcohol concerns, Attendance, Behavioral Concerns, Discipline or policy violations, academic concerns, medical concerns. Please see the Referral Form located under Forms.
Once permission is obtained, the HS Hope team will gather data regarding the student’s functioning within the building to better understand the referral. The goal of the HS Hope team is to work with students and families to offer support and recommendations. Where barriers to a student’s academic success are beyond the scope of the school, the HS Hope team can provide information so families may access community resources and services.
Below please find more details about the four phases to the HS Hope process.
Referral – A referral to HS Hope can be made by anyone who is concerned about a student and their behavior. In addition, students can refer themselves directly to the HS Hope team to ask for help. The HS Hope team will then contact the parent for permission to proceed with the HS Hope process.
Team Planning – The HS Hope team gathers objective information about the student’s performance in school from teachers who have contact with the student. The team discusses data collected with the parent and also meets with the student. The HS Hope team develops a plan that includes strategies for removing the learning barriers.
Intervention and Recommendations – The HS Hope team plan is put into action. The team assists in linking the student to in-school and/or community-based services and activities, or psychologist assessment.
Support and Follow-Up – The HS Hope team continues to work with and support the student and their family.
Meet the Team
The following staff members are trained HS Hope team members. To contact a specific team member, dial 610.293.0855 and use the extensions below.
Ms. Keziah La Torre (ext. 3504)
Mr. Brett Thomas (ext.3506)
Mrs. Jeri DiGirolamo (ext.3526)
Mrs. Amy Wess (ext.3537)
Mrs. Jeannie Semar (ext. 3527)
Mr. JJ Lemon (ext.3524)
Ms. Sarah Pace (ext.3523)
Mrs. Maureen Lerario (ext. 3558)
Ms. Cara Miller (ext. 3683)
Ms. Dorothy Lowery (ext. 3530)
Mrs. Amy Wildey (ext. 3309)
Ms. Christine Kulp (ext. 3823)
Dr. Richa Kleiman (610-688-8100 ext. 6122)