Learning and Support

We believe that social, emotional, and academic growth are intertwined. Teachers and the Student Support Team thoughtfully attend to each student’s wellbeing in all of these areas.
Lowell welcomes curious and creative students who can learn through their engagement with our rigorous, integrated, and collaborative curriculum. We recognize that all students, even highly capable learners, may require support to master particular concepts or skills, to develop organizational strategies, or to accommodate their learning differences. We encourage all students to advocate for themselves, and we support students as they learn to ask for what they need to succeed. By taking advantage of opportunities to ask questions, develop understanding, overcome challenges, and explore strengths, Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social and emotional literacy to become creative problem-solvers, confident leaders, and lifelong learners.

Many aspects of Lowell’s approach to instruction enable students with a variety of strengths and learning profiles to succeed.

Approaches Include

  • A community and curriculum embracing human diversity
  • Small class sizes
  • Co-teaching model in the Primary School
  • Flexible, small-group instruction
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Reading program with explicit instruction in phonics
  • An enriched, integrated curriculum organized around essential themes and questions
  • Project-based learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Service learning
  • Accommodations that may include priority seating, extended time on tests, audiobooks, the use of calculators, speech-to-text software, and foreign language waivers
  • Respectful teacher-student relationships that encourage students to use their voices and develop self-advocacy skills

Student Support Team

List of 9 members.

  • Susan Taylor-Alonso 

    Director of Learning Services
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  • Aline Anders 

    PP-5th Grade School Counselor
  • Malikkah Rollins 

    Middle School Counselor and Director of Student Life
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  • Jamie Weng 

    Primary School Reading Specialist
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  • Jessica Tomback 

    Primary School Math Resource Teacher
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  • Kathy Martin 

    Primary School Learning Specialist
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  • Ann Neary 

    Middle School Learning Specialist
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  • Joshua Silver 

    Middle School Academic Coach
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  • Sarah Smith 

    Middle School Academic Coach