Mrs. Flores and Mrs. Beattie work together to bring resource services to grades K-8.  We administer quick screening tests in the areas of sight words, reading readiness, phonics, and oral reading fluency.  Early identification of special needs (including recommendations for outside testing) is an important component of our job.  We then help the teachers to provide reinforcement or enrichment to students.


The Resource Department also plays a lead role in administering the Scantron standardized testing program, and we work with the University of Maryland to bring speech and language screening services to St. Columba.   It is our goal to provide the necessary support so every child can experience the joy of learning.