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Student Support

Several programs are offered for student assistance.


Title I is a federally funded program designed to supplement classroom instruction in reading by improving the educational opportunities of children. We seek to help students feel successful in school, attain grade-level proficiency, and improve achievement in both basic and advanced reading skills. Students meet 4-5 times per week in a small group setting. Title I services are provided by a certified reading specialist and assistant. Cur-rently, ArtSpace is a School Wide pro-gram serving students with identified needs. Learn More

Student Support Team

The Student SupportTeam addresses the specific needs of individual students who may be struggling with their academics and/or behavior. The team includes the child’s classroom teacher, school counselor, EC teacher, as well as tutors and administrators when applicable. The team reviews information provided by the teachers and parents and discusses strategies to help students achieve their full potential. Students are referred to the team by the classroom teacher. Learn More


A free appropriate public education is the right of every child with a disability. As a federally funded school, ArtSpace Charter provides Exceptional Children’s services to qualifying children with mental, physical and emotional disabilities who are unable to benefit from a regular school program without special assistance. The Exceptional Children’s program at ArtSpace strives to serve each child with a disability in the regular classroom using an inclusion mode when possible. The program includes necessary related services such as occupational and speech therapy. Learn More


ArtSpace employs a full-time School Counselor for grades K-8. The School Counselor’s role is to promote the academic, personal/social and future success of all students. This is accomplished through individual and small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and program coordination. Individual counseling is short-term and focused primarily on school-related issues. Learn More

Tina Sneed is a proud alumna of Clemson University, married to Chip, and a mother of adult children who live in Manhattan, San Diego, and Portland {OR} – which gives her a great excuse to travel. She enjoys reading, traveling, walking, knitting, and eating.


B.A. English & Education | UNCG

M.Ed English & Secondary Ed | Clemson University


Ms. Kira is excited to start her professional school counseling career with ArtSpace this year. She attended Warren Wilson College where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Art. She earned her masters degree in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been drawn back to the magic of Asheville. She enjoys hiking with her dog and playing on the pottery wheel in her free time. You can find Ms. Kira's website here
Sierra joins ArtSpace following her service in Henderson County Schools and AB Tech. She holds a Master's of Social Work from Western Carolina University. In addition to her work supporting students and their families, Sierra has volunteered with community organizations including Asheville Greenworks and Furever Friends Animal Rescue. She has already gotten to know ArtSpace last spring, as she met and prepared with the team for all the good things to come in the 23-24 school year.
I am a husband, dog dad, video gamer and anime enthusiast! I graduated from South Carolina State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Child Development, I received my Master's in Sports Administration from The University of Cincinnati in 2021. I have been working in education  for 8 years and have 6 years of experience as a behavior specialist. 
I hold an innate curiosity for culture and exploration. This path has led me to a career in education, fine arts, theatre, travel, and now, a focus on supporting dual language, emergent multilingual learners. (I will complete a Grad. Cert. in Dual Language Immersion Administration from ECU in December.) With this deep passion, I am thrilled to be a part of the 2023-2024 ArtSpace community! I'm originally from the outskirts of Chicago, lived in various other states, and now call these glorious mountains home! I'm a proud "Mama Bear:" I have a partner named Jaime who spent his childhood in Guadalajara, Mexico; he's my Spanish teacher- bless him, and our son's name is Oliver Valente; he's 4.5 years old; also, my parents, lifelong educators, live in Black Mountain, NC. I'm honored to be a part of empowering and supporting our talented students with a heart filled with gratitude!


As per the McKinney-Vento all public schools must support the educational rights of homeless children.  ArtSpace has a homeless liason and as well as information for homeless student support.  Learn more