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Seton-LaCroce Learning Center

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It’s important to us to help all students achieve learning success. The Seton-LaCroce Learning Center is an instructional program that provides academic, social and consultative support. The student assistance process centers around a core team of trained educators (teachers, a student support advisor and the resource coordinator). The Learning Center team meets with administration on a regular basis to monitor student progress and address ongoing needs.

This group works together to identify students who require instructional support, assess those students' instructional needs, and then respond in a coordinated effort using academic support strategies and scientifically proven intervention programs.

True to the spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's first school in Emmitsburg, Mother Seton School operates and serves students through the Seton-LaCroce Learning Center at no additional cost to families.

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Ann Beirne, Director

  • B.A. Elementary Education and Social Sciences, University of Rhode Island
  • Master of Science in Counseling Education, Western Maryland College
  • Additional coursework in Differentiated Education, Reading, and Writing Instruction completed at Trinity College and Maryland State Dept. of Education
  • Maryland Certification (Advanced): Grades 1-8, Reading, Guidance Counseling
  • 30 years of teaching experience, including elementary grades 3-5 and Middle School English
  • Orton-Gillingham Certification

Alexis Burns, Special Educator

  • B.A. Fine Arts, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary and Special Education, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Maryland Certification: Elementary Education- Grades 1-6, Special Education- Infant-Grade 3, Grades 1-7, and Grades 6-Adult 
  • Orton-Gillingham "Plus" Certification
  • 15+ years of Orton-Gillingham tutoring experience

Lizbeth Bull, Learning Center Teacher

  • B.S. Elementary and Special Education, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Orton-Gillingham "Plus" Certified
  • Testing Coordinator

Sister Mary Frances Hildenberger, D.C., Math Support

Sister Margaret Scally, D.C., School Support Liaison

  • B.A.   Elementary Education, Catholic University of America 1978

  • M.S. School Administration, University of Dayton 1988

  • M.A. School Counseling, Urban Youth Track, Trinity Washington University 2017

  • Additional work in Trauma Informed Education, Differentiated Education, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Teens, Kids training

  • Previously certified to teach and administer schools in five states; spent 14 years in Principal position

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Seton-LaCroce Learning Center

Named in Honor of
Eugene and Julianne LaCroce

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Read LaCroce Biography