Resource & Learning Lab
St. Stephen's Learning Lab Teacher and Resource Liason, Mrs. Marie Fowler, serves students with learning challenges as well as students that find it hard to succeed in school. A variety of best practices are implemented to help every child reach his or her potential. Mrs. Fowler remains current on educational research to assist her in creating a learning environment that fosters success. She and her team employs the national model, Response to Intervention, for learning difficulties. A variety of math manipulatives, reading material, learning games, and teaching strategies motivate student learning. Mrs. Fowler works with students in small groups, pairs or individually allowing her to assess each student's development with the goal of helping each student receive the assistance best suited to their needs.
Mrs. Fowler also works with a team of professionals from East Grand Rapids Public School including: a speech pathologist, social worker, educational psychologist, occupational therapist and physical therapist, as well as a reading and math specialist, Bev Wilcox from Grand Rapids Public Schools. When further testing or an evaluation by another professional is needed, Mrs. Fowler helps the classroom teacher and the student's parents with the process of receiving services provided by the public school system and/or KISD.