The Learning Center
Saint Luke School develops the whole child; body, mind and spirit. We recognize the potential inherent within each student, and we encourage our students to dream, share their goals and believe in themselves. To this end, Saint Luke School provides assistance in educating students with special learning needs. The Learning Center serves as an educational resource for our students, their parents and their classroom teachers.
The Learning Center provides:
- One-on-one instruction
- Small group instruction
- In-classroom support
- Student Assistance Team Meetings
- Implementation of classroom interventions
- Coordination of educational testing both privately and through the county
- Coordination of services brought to students by private providers
The Learning Center is staffed with a Learning Specialist and a Reading Specialist.
Mrs. Karen Carter is the Learning Specialist. She is a certified teacher and currently pursuing her masters degree in special education. She has experience in helping students with learning differences reach their full potential. Mrs. Carter works with students one-on-one and in small groups in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. She is the coordinator of the Student Assistance Team.
Mrs. Michelle Gips is the Reading Specialist. Her background includes being a certified reading specialist with a masters degree and more than twenty years experience as a speech and language therapist. This provides her the expertise necessary to work with students with language based learning disabilities. Mrs. Gips works with students in small reading groups and one-on-one in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. She is a member of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in all grades including 6th through 8th grade.
Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Gips work closely together along with the guidance counselor, principal and classroom teachers to provide students a nurturing environment. The Learning Center enables each student to access the curriculum based on their individual needs.