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 strategies and 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 while accessing the curriculum based on their individual needs. They work closely together along with the guidance counselor, principal, and classroom teachers to provide students with a nurturing environment.

Mrs. Karen Carter is the Director of the Learning Resource Center. Mrs. Carter has a Masters in Special Education. She has been a member of the Saint Luke faculty for 11 years focusing the last 8 years on expanding the Learning Resource Center at Saint Luke. She has developed a strong working relationship with the Fairfax County Public School System and private neuropsychologists in order to evaluate and provide our students with the services they need. Mrs. Carter works with the Middle School team and teaches students in small groups in grades 6th – 8th. She is a member of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in grades K – 8th.

Mrs. Healy has a Masters in Special Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is in her 3rd year working at Saint Luke School and over 16 years teaching in the private and public school systems. She is a Learning Specialist who works primarily with the Pre K, Kindergarten, First and Second grade students. Mrs. Healy is also a member of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in grades K – 8th.

Mrs. Colleen DeGrassi has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has over 10 years experience working with at risk children in residential and classroom settings. She is a Learning Specialist for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Mrs. DeGrassi is also a member of the Student Assistance Team supporting students in grades K – 8th.