Integrated Learning

We really appreciate the compassionate help that the Integrated Learning staff provided to our child over the past two years. Seeing the progress he has made in this time has been wonderful.” UPrep parent

Our goal at University Prep is for all students to grow to be independent learners who can advocate for themselves at school. In support of that goal, the Integrated Learning Office provides support to help students who learn differently meet the high expectations of our challenging academic program. The Integrated Learning staff work with families as they seek to understand their students’ learning profiles; observe student learning in the classroom and intervene with instructional strategies; partner with teachers to practice those strategies; help students learn how to apply study skills; and provide drop-in support to students before and after school through the Integrated Learning Center. We are able to recommend private tutors outside the school if additional support is required.

Learn more about all the ways the Integrated Learning department can support your student:

Meet Our Team

  • Shannon Salverda, Director of Integrated Learning
    • Shannon is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in language-based learning.  She is the primary contact for Middle School Integrated Learning students and families. 

  • Stephanie Dobler, Learning Pathways Teacher 
    • Stephanie leads our second year of programming for students in Learning Pathways. Stephanie focuses on advancing the skills of students' literacy and learning through structure and sequencing to align with core academic subjects.

  • Janet Perles, Learning Pathways Teacher
    • Janet works with students in 6th grade within the Learning Pathways program helping them to navigate a new community and build strong skills in literacy through direct, explicit, and multisensory lessons that will translate to their other classes.

  • Rachael Lydeard, Learning Specialist
    • Rachael is a School Psychologist and has worked to design and build structures for schools to support struggling learners.  Rachael teaches all SchoolHacks courses, and case manages 9th and 10th-grade students who access our department for support.

  • Julie Smith, Learning and Testing Specialist
    • Julie is the primary contact for all standardized testing accommodations, concussion protocols, leads Homework Support after school, and case manages 11th and 12th-grade students who access our department for support.

Learn More:


The Learning Scientists

Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Smart but Scattered (Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare) 

Mindset (Carol Dweck Ph.D)

Learning Ally Membership  UPrep provides audiobook access for students with an ILP accommodation at no cost to families.

Bookshare is an ebook library that provides free individual access for students with qualifying conditions.

Natural Readers Online
Natural Readers Online is a text to speech web application that converts any written text into spoken words.