The Learning Center
What is the Learning Center?
The Learning Center provides additional support for students for skills and knowledge not part of the general curriculum. We all learn in different ways. Some of us are visual learners, some of us learn by doing. The name of the classroom comes from the idea that the special education process means learning about students, and how we learn, and so in that way, we are truly a 'learning community'.
There is no set curriculum, the instruction delivered is individualized and dependent upon the skills and knowledge required to excel in the general curricula.
Here you will find the course expectations for students who are enrolled in "Resource Room"
The following resources can be used to reinforce key content;
Meet the Teacher
Hello, my name is Trevor Sussey. I began my first year as a teacher here last year during COVID. I'm looking forward to having more interactions with folks in the community this year.
I'm thankful for what this community has offered me so far, and how hard the community works to demonstrate our youth are valued. To have the resources that Long Lake has, being such a small community, we are very fortunate. I hope to join you, and our school, as partners invested in the growth and success of each and every one of our students so that they can someday make the decisions that continue to guide our community on this path of sustained excellence.
About Mr. Sussey:
I was born and raised in Saranac Lake. My family has lived in the Tri-Lakes for generations; working in the sawmills, historic great camps, and hotels. Naturally, I feel at home here.
I obtained my bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam in 2010, majoring in Social Studies education. I returned to school 7 years later to complete my Master's in Special Education at Plattsburgh State. I have since completed a 100 hour certificate program in crisis counseling from Cornell University. I have worked over 10 years in education; much of my tenure spent teaching special education in northern Franklin county, and working as a counselor for a private school in Lake Placid.
Thanks for visiting our classroom page. It is difficult to provide many details as to what is happening in the classroom as we respect student confidentiality, and the instruction is individualized. I encourage you to reach out to me or my supervisor (Ms. Short) directly should you have any questions about what is being taught. You can find my contact information in the course syllabus.
|Mr. Sussey, carrying his canoe from a fishing trip to Trout Pond, west of Tupper Lake.|