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.

 

LOWER SCHOOL LEAP PROGRAM

 


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.”

 


MARTHA WAGGONER

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 process fun. Mrs. Waggonner holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in Elementary Education, with a specialization in reading.  She went on to earn a Master of Science in Special Education from Arkansas State University, as well as a Master of Education in Literacy from the University of Texas at Arlington. She trained to be a Dyslexia Therapist at the Southwest Multisensory Institute in Dallas, as well as at LEAD in Dallas.

Mrs. Waggonner has a passion for reaching young learners very early. “Working at the Lower School provides the perfect opportunity to consult with teachers and parents about the early characteristics of dyslexia.” Her passion will not only help us identify student needs early, but also begin to equip them with the tools to be successful in Brook Hill’s academic environment.

 

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Class Size

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Certified

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Classrooms

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