WJ Academic Support Center

Jessica Thompson

Resource Teacher

Estrella Quintanilla

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 240-740-6840 | Fax: 301-571-6985

The Walter Johnson Academic Support Center (ASC) provides assistance to students with special needs. The Academic Support Center includes programs for Aspergers, GT/LD, Learning and Academic Disabilities, Learning for Independence and Resource.

The Academic Support Center is in Suite 159. Enter WJ through the Main Entrance and sign-in at the Main Office. Exit the Main Office, turn right and follow the hallway. Turn left when you reach the hallway intersection and the entrance to the Academic Support Center will be at the end of the hall on the left. All visitors to WJ MUST sign-in at the Main Office before proceeding to other parts of the building.

ASC Programs

 GT/LD | Learning & Academic Disabilities |
Learning for Independence | Resource

The staff listed on this page work throughout the Academic Support Center. For information and staff specific to each program, click the "Program" links above. For an alphabetical list of all ASC staff visit the WJ Academic Staff Page

Occupational Therapist

Karla Forest


Kim McGonigle

Speech Pathologists

Kate Brownstein
Amy Walker-Casey

Transition Support Teachers

Vicki Goss

Vision Teacher

Susan Adams

ASC Paraeducators

The Academic Support Center's paraeducators play a vital role in support of the Center's teachers. Some paraeducators are permanently assigned to specific teachers or programs while others are used in multiple capacities. The paraeducators currently working at WJ are:

Jason Alexander Melissa Azia Josephine Bacas
Richard Carter Amy Chen Arvind Chopra
Amy Chen Arvind Chopra Antonia Dentes
Mike Flanigan Mona Friedman Shana Godfrey
Elizabeth Griffiths Katja Lucks Sarai Martell
Mike Nasser Phyllis O'Neill David “AJ” Rudd
Deb Sarno Iris Saucedo Maegan Spiegler
Ellen Seong Maegan Spiegler Wendy Stallings
Chairut "Om" Suphabphant Allyson Taylor Karina Toruno
Amy West Kwenisha Winters Ikue Williamson