Tanglewood Middle Student Support Specialists
Katie Gillespie has joined the team as the 6th grade student support specialist at Tanglewod Middle School. More to come on Katie’s experiences, specifically about her experiences working with our OnTrack Greenville partner BELL, and her creative voice helps her connect to students through dance.
Siobhan Styles, 7th grade student support specialist at Tanglewood Middle School, graduated from the University of South Carolina-Upstate with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Spanish. She started with Communities In Schools in February 2016. Prior to working with CIS, she worked at a charter school teaching ESOL and Spanish to 5th to 12th grade students. Her passion is educating and assisting students and families so they may be successful and have a positive outlook on their future. She is also the active Middle Grades Education Committee Chair for the Hispanic Alliance.
Dani Henderson, the program coordinator, is an alumni of Communities In Schools of Greenville. She joined the 8th grade team at Tanglewood Middle School after previously working in Asheville, NC as a case manager with youth in crisis in a residential setting. She also has experience as a Student Support Coach at a residential treatment facility focusing on traumatic experiences using a relationship-based approach to healing. Dani holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Warren Wilson College, where she completed over 300 hours of community service in focus areas including education, at-risk youth, and substance abuse and dependency. She is excited about the opportunity to contribute her knowledge and passion to her students through goal setting and attainment, as she is grateful for the impact Communities In Schools had on her in such a transitional period of her life.