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Integrated Learning

Integrated Learning at UPrep helps students to not only better understand their learning profile and how they learn, but also be confident, strategic learners who can achieve anything. Our work in Integrated Learning is in partnership with our passionate teaching faculty who put the students at the center of everything and help ensure diverse learners have what they need to succeed academically.” –Director of Integrated Learning Scott Poponyak

Our goal at UPrep 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.

I've been working with the Integrated Learning Center to build a baseline system that works for everything—writing and solving an equation, for example. Now I can take in more information and feel a lot more confident about it. My reading fluency is much better, I’m more organized, and my focus has improved." –Middle School student

Integrated Learning Services for All Students




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   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.  

Meet the Team

A photo of Emma Esselstyn, a UPrep Integrated Learning team member

Scott Poponyak
Director of Integrated Learning

A photo of Emma Esselstyn, a UPrep Integrated Learning team member

Eryn Malnory
Middle School Learning Specialist

A photo of Emma Esselstyn, a UPrep Integrated Learning team member

Emma Esselstyn
Upper School Learning Specialist (Grade 9/10)

A headshot of Julie Smith from UPrep's Integrated Learning team

Julie Smith
Learning and Testing Specialist (Grade 11/12)

A photo of Emma Esselstyn, a UPrep Integrated Learning team member

Sharon Maguire-Merrifield
Learning Pathways Teacher

A headshot of Janet Perles from UPrep's Integrated Learning team

Janet Perles
Learning Pathways Teacher