DANIELLE DICORPO - LEARNING SUPPORT DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR/PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST - GRADES 4-8


Danielle DiCorpo, a graduate of JSerra Catholic High School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) from Concordia University in Irvine and a Master of Education degree in Human Development (Counseling) from Vanderbilt University. She has professional experience in the classroom as a teacher as well as experience as a counselor in a school setting, promoting the social and emotional well being of the students. She has worked with students from grades K-12 in private school settings, public school settings, and alternative school settings. Her experience includes working with children and adolescents with learning challenges, social, emotional, or behavioral disorders, as well as physical illnesses.

Overall, her main objective is to inspire students to live out healthy, and empowering faith-filled lives by encouraging and fostering the cultivation of their mind, body, and character. Some of her learning support and psychological services responsibilities here at St. Serra include:

Learning Support
  • Providing consultation to teachers and families regarding academic concerns
  • Ensuring that exceptional needs are met by way of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)
  • Coordinating ILP team meetings at least annually to update student goals and areas of development
  • Working with principals and assistant principals to incorporate ILP accommodations and modifications into school-wide practices
  • Collaborating with students, parents, and local Catholic high schools to facilitate the transition from 8th grade
  • Attending public school IEP/504 meetings and working with local district providers to ensure the delivery of student service plans
Psychological Services
  • Providing consultation to teachers and families about social-emotional/behavioral concerns
  • Interpreting formal and informal cognitive and psychological assessments
  • Counseling individuals or groups to address social-emotional/behavioral needs
  • Serving as an active member of St. Serra’s Learning Support Team
  • Collaborating with administration to implement school-wide systems for student success, and exercise data-based decision making

Questions? Concerns?
ddicorpo@serraschool.org; (949) 888-1990 ext. 143