The Lower School Learning Enrichment & academic Potential (LEAP) Program exists to not only help students realize their academic potential through support programs, but also enrich the learning environment of students through innovative programs that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.




academic support

Brook Hill’s Lower School LEAP Program provides training and alternative instructional support, promotes student learning labs, and facilitates parent-school communication to foster student growth. Our program is teacher initiated, student-centered, and skill specific. We offer:

  • Support services for students with learning differences
  • Alphabetic Phonics Curriculum, developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Multi-sensory Teaching Approach (MTA)
  • Take Flight
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Alphabet and Dictionary Skills
  • Letter Sound Correspondence
  • Reading and Spelling Rules
  • Sight Words
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

Learning enrichment

In order to enrich learning and promote twenty-first century skills, Brook Hill’s LEAP Program facilitates professional development, the innovative use of integrated technology, hands-on learning experiences, and club opportunities.

  • Student Clubs: Robotics, Lego, Literacy, Cheer and Dance and many others
  • Guard Dog Mentoring Program
  • Cadet Singer Choir
  • Art Academy
  • Orchestra Academy
  • Academic Competitions: ACSI, PSIA, Math Olympics, Speech Meet and many others
  • Integrated Technology like iPads, Virtual Reality Headsets, Computers, Promethean Boards, and many others
  • And more to come!

Meri Mullicane

LEAP Director


With over 30 years of experience in education, a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education, Mrs. Mullicane is eager to help Brook Hill’s students realize their potential. Her experience as a district coordinator for dyslexia has given her the wisdom to provide valuable feedback to teachers and administrators on best practices, curriculum implementation, and effective teaching for students with a variety of needs, gifts, and talents.

Mrs. Mullicane believes in “the limitless potential of all students.” A mindset she intends to impart to our students through the LEAP Program.

“As a parent of two Brook Hill graduates, I know the passion and commitment of the teachers, administrators, and families at Brook Hill and I believe in the mission of the school,” Mrs. Mullicane said. “Brook Hill is much more than a school, it is a family with Christian values that is committed to educating the whole child.”



Academic Intervention Specialist


Mrs. McKnight received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M-Commerce and her Master of Education from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, with a specialization in Learning Therapy (dyslexia remediation). She also obtained a Certificate of Learning Therapy from Southern Methodist University. Mrs. McKnight is a Certified Academic Language Therapist through the Academic Language Therapy Association, as well as a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist by the state of Texas. She has taught students with learning differences for over 26 years with 17 years as an Academic Language Therapist. She received training in Alphabetic Phonics at SMU and later trained in Take Flight when Scottish Rite restructured their curriculum. She also audited MTA training.

Mrs. McKnight loves to see students flourish and succeed and has spent her life helping them become the best version of themselves.




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First Day of School

August 21,

The first day of school has finally arrived! Can we get a “Hallelujah!”? We are so grateful to be starting back and to have the Brook Hill Family together again. This year, we’re learning to act with love at the Lower School. Our school verse for the year is: “Let all that you do be […]

Brook Hill Welcomes a New Lower School Dyslexia Specialist

May 21,

We are excited to announce that Martha Waggonner is joining The Brook Hill School as our Lower School Dyslexia Specialist.   Mrs. Waggonner not only brings over 27  years of experience in working with dyslexia, but she also has a strong passion for working with and advocating for students. She believes in making the learning […]


May 15,

Congratulations to third-grader Abby Baker who was recently named as a winner in a state-wide PSIA writing contest!   Abby’s work will be included in the 2020-2022 edition of the PSIA Ready Writing and Creative Writing Handbook for Elementary & Middle Schools that is currently being compiled. We are so proud of you Abby and hope […]


April 23,

Calling all Brook Hill bookworms! We’re grateful for the resources to learn and connect online, but with so much extra time on our screens during the week, we’re challenging you to a “Screen-free Saturday” and have put together a list of a few books that you might enjoy! It might even be fun to start […]


March 06,

Congratulations to second-grader JD Mize who recently won 1st place in the Bible memorization category at the ACSI Speech Meet at Prestonwood Academy in Plano!   At Brook Hill we want our students to try new things, broaden their understanding, and lean into their potential. One of the ways that we do this is by […]


February 28,

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek   This past week we celebrated the official opening of our Lower School Innovation Lab with an afternoon of exploration and hands-on creativity! Following the Grand Opening of our Upper School Graves Center […]


February 21,

Our Kindergarten classes put their reading skills to good use this past week as they served the Tyler SPCA through spending time with their foster dogs! One of our core values as a school is service. We want to foster a love for community and creation through serving others and our Kindergarten classes had the […]


January 31,

This past December, each 4th-grade class started collecting used sheets, tuna, peanut butter and used men’s and women’s socks for donation as a part of this year’s service project.   Over the past few months as we have collected these items our students have had the opportunity to think about and pray for others as […]

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