Educational Support Services

The goal of the Educational Support Services program is to encourage students in their growth as learners by helping them develop life-long learning skills.
In partnership with teachers and parents, the directors of the program craft individualized learning plans, meet with students for check-ins as needed, and act as liaisons between home, school, and outside support. The directors also provide referrals to specialists for educational and developmental assessment. The program is not a special education program; rather, the program encourages students to use the community of inquiry model as a means to self-advocacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • What accommodations are available to Campbell Hall students?

    Campbell Hall offers accommodations and interventions through the Educational Support Services department. Some of the more common accommodations include 50% additional time on assessments, preferential seating, use of a computer, use of a calculator, attentional signals and large print tests and quizzes. Accommodations that are not available include one to one class room aides, private room testing or oral testing.
  • How does a student receive accommodations at Campbell Hall?

    The first step is to meet either with Courtney Behrenhausen (grades K-8) or Cassandra Cando (grades 9-12). During that meeting, possible accommodations and interventions can be discussed. In general, a psycho-educational evaluation is necessary for long term formal accommodations such as use of extended time.
  • How does a student use accommodations?

    If a student is eligible for accommodations, the student will meet with either Dr. Behrenhausen or Mrs. Cando to discuss how to access and make the most of the accommodations.
  • What is the best way to find a tutor?

    If you believe that your student would benefit from a tutor, or other outside support such as educational therapy, please contact Dr. Behrenhausen (grades K-8) or Mrs. Cando to get referrals. Dr. Behrenhausen and Mrs. Cando will also be happy to facilitate communication between outside support and the classroom teachers.
  • How does a student apply for accommodations on standardized tests?

    For information on how to apply for accommodations on standardized tests such as the PSATS, SATs, ACTs or AP exams, please click here.


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Contact Us

Dr. Courtney Behrenhausen, Esq., Psy.D.
Educational Support Services, K-8 
Director of Educational Support Services K-12

Courtney Behrenhausen started her journey at Campbell Hall as a history teacher and later as Middle School Dean. She created the position of Director of Educational Support Services in 2001. Courtney is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A. in English and Political Science), Loyola Law School (J.D.) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PsyD).
Cassandra Cando, M.S., BCET
High School Director of Educational Support Services

Cassandra began her career in education in 2006, teaching English to children in Japan as part of the Amity corporation. She later transitioned to the nonprofit organization The Help Group which provides services to children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, and abuse and emotional challenges. Cassandra has also worked at Calabasas High School and for the Culver City Unified School District. Most recently, she served as the Learning Specialist for Crossroads School. Cassandra holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz as well as special education credential and M.S. from National University. She is a Board Certified Educational Therapist.
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