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
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
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!
LEAP Director and 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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