Lower School
"Being a part of so many educational journeys is a blessing. I've learned that every student is unique, extraordinary, and exceptional. They don't all learn the same way. One size really does not fit all." LaNessa E West
LS Co-Chair of Academic Services

Catherine Gregory
LS Co-Chair of Academic Services

LS Academic Services Staff
In the Lower School, specialists and resource teachers work closely with classroom teachers, using a collaborative teaching model in the classroom or in small group sessions. We are dedicated to facilitating students’ understanding of individual strengths and areas of need in a manner that will help students build a positive sense of self-worth, responsibility and self-direction. Students who may need support are identified through an ongoing screening process and through referrals from classroom teachers. Students typically work with the specialists and/or resource teachers several days a week in a small group setting. We also serve on the Student Support Team to help provide appropriate strategies for classroom instruction and/or to determine the need for referrals for testing or outside help.

Math

(Left) Frances Coleman, Lower School Math Specialist, works with a small group of 4th Grade students in Mrs. Villanueva's classroom. They are estimating pennies for our million penny project!

Language Arts

(Right) Emily Oney, Lower School Reading Resource Teacher, takes some time to touch base with a student while reading, to ensure he is utilizing the appropriate reading strategies.