Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RtI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.

Members serving on the Leesburg RTi Team are:

  • Treleen Cox

  • Lindsey Wallen

  • Judy Warner

  • Ava Hoops

  • Mindi Reinholt

  • Nathan Polston

  • Mandy Duncan

  • Lori Roberts

  • Abbey Herendeen


As part of a school guidance program, a complete student record is maintained beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school. All grades, test scores, health records, personal data, and the like are included in this confidential record. All students are given nationally standardized tests. The objective evaluations of each student’s achievement assist the school in making decisions, which will help provide a more adequate program of instruction.

In order to best prepare students for the rigor of each grade, Leesburg Elementary School supports student academic achievement. Please contact your child’s teacher for more information.

Warsaw Community Schools has identified essential power standards at each grade level. These power standards are top priority for each grade level teacher and teachers work throughout the year to get all students to achieve mastery of these specific standards.

Special Education - These services are provided at each grade level by our Special Education staff to students who have qualified for a specific disability through an educational evaluation. Services are based on each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

English Learners - Students who are learning English as a second language are serviced daily in a variety of ways in order to become proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the English language.

Title 1 - Students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade who are slightly below grade level receive Leveled Literacy Interventions (LLI). The purpose of these interventions are to work with the child for roughly 9-18 weeks to get them reading at grade level so that interventions are no longer needed.