• Welcome to Spring Valley Middle School
        I am the Case Manager for eighth grade special needs students.  My students are in General Education classes the majority of their day but need additional reteaching, instruction, or assistance in achieving grade level standards.  My classroom is open to all students in the morning at 7:30 and at lunch.  Students who have IEPs as well as those who do not take advantage of the time and additional help that is available in Room 20.  
        I teach 8th grade Language Arts period 2/3 with Mrs. Reed in room 18.  We have a class made up of English Language Learners and Special Education students for two periods of intense Reading and Writing instruction.   I also instruct 7th and 8th grade Language Arts periods 5/6 in a more restrictive environment.    Both classes offer scaffolding of material, additional time to complete work, intense language instruction, and direct instruction in reading comprehension and essay writing. 
        If you need to contact me concerning your child during the school day or after hours email is the best option.  I can be reached at shelagh.appleman@lmsvsd.net   If you are unable to email please feel free to call and leave a message at 619-668-5750 ext: 3120.  
    S. Appleman