Seattleā€™s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Regina Melonson Learning Resource Center

 

Mission

As a Catholic, Jesuit, institution, Seattle Preparatory School is deeply committed to creating a supportive, inclusive academic environment. The LRC seeks to ensure that our students have full and equal access to our educational and co-curricular programs. We do so by providing services and accommodations for neurodiverse learners.

 

Program Philosophy

The LRC is committed to providing those services that allow students to oversee their own learning. Therefore services are provided only to those students that acknowledge the need for support and actively seek it out. The services provided are those that can be implemented within the existing schedule and curriculum of Seattle Prep.

 

 

LRC TEAM

Anne Balicki

Venicia Allen-Johnson

Natalie Wong '14

Message from the Director

Welcome Students and Parents/Guardians! 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. After 28 years, Regina Melonson decided to retire in June. She spent two years in discernment deciding when the right time would be for her to leave this calling. She has shared she is happy with her decision and is pleased to now be spending time with grandchildren, traveling, and as a School Psychologist in her private practice. She continues to be an advisor to the LRC program. Guided by her faith, heart and dedication to the mission and philosophy of the LRC, she built this program which has been a model for other LRC programs at Jesuit schools across the US. 

Regina Melonson’s impact and legacy will be carried forward by our program. The LRC will continue with the same mission and philosophy, with the primary goal of collaborating with students at the center of their learning, teaming with faculty and parents/guardians, and ensuring that every student can achieve Seattle Prep's mission of Ignatian ideals.  

It is my pleasure to have been hired as the new LRC Director in April. I come with a background across both public and private schools, with experience in roles as teacher, department head and associate principal in the Lake Washington School District, and most recently, as division head at Epiphany School. Student intervention has been the cornerstone of my work. I majored in Special Education at Gonzaga University, received my Masters of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Washington, and received the Executive Leadership Program certification at Seattle University. I started working closely with Regina Melonson in April, and together we supported incoming Freshmen enrollment and collaborated with Venicia Allen-Johnson, Teacher and Services Coordinator, and Natalie Wong, LRC Testing Coordinator and Administrator. We are excited to support the over 100 students currently enrolled in our program this year.

 We look forward to partnering with you this school year!

Meet the founder

Regina Melonson, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP

Hired at Seattle Prep as a science teacher, I founded the Learning Resource Center program in 1994 as a way to provide additional academic support to students with diagnosed learning difficulties. I hold a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Washington, a M.Ed., in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in Special Education, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology both from Seattle University. As Director and School Psychologist I oversee the work of the LRC and specialize in the assessment of learning disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), educational consulting, and academic intervention planning and implementation for both school and home settings. The LRC staff utilizes a strengths-based, compassionate and positive approach to find clarity and bring effective solutions to aid students and their families.