The Learning Center
Saint Luke School develops the whole child, body, mind and spirit. We recognize the potential inherent in 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 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 three professionals who specialize in providing academic support for students to realize their full potential.
Mrs. Karen Carter is a Learning Specialist. She is a certified teacher and currently completing her masters degree in special education. Over the past 5 years Mrs. Carter has developed a strong working relationship with the Fairfax County Public School System in order to provide our students with the services they need. Mrs. Carter works with students one-on-one and in small groups in grades 6 – 8. She is the coordinator of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in k – 8th grade.
Mrs. Michelle Gips is a Learning Specialist. She has a masters degree in speech and language with a focus on reading and language development. She has more than twenty years experience as a speech and language therapist. Mrs. Gips works with students one-on-one and in small groups in 3 – 5 grade. She is a member of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in k – 8th grade.
Mrs. Jen Healy is a Learning Specialist. She is a certified teacher with a masters degree in special education. Mrs. Healy’s experience includes over 15 years of classroom teaching experience in the Diocese of Arlington and Falls Church City Public Schools. She works with students one-on-one and in small groups in k – 2nd grade. She is a member of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in k – 8th grade.
Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Gips, and Mrs. Healy work closely together along with the guidance counselor, principal, and classroom teachers to provide students with a nurturing environment. The Learning Center enables each student to access the curriculum based on his/her individual needs.