Westy Higgins and Kiri Harris are Greene Street's Learning Specialists, with Westy working primarily with Lower School (PreK through 4th Grade) and Kiri working primarily with Middle School (5th through 8th Grade). As the Learning Specialists, they provide our students and teachers with support and instruction in meeting the goal of
enabling our students to become strategic and motivated learners. Westy and Kiri advocate for students in our school in a way that
creates an atmosphere of shared responsibility on the part of all faculty, family partnerships, and students to meet the needs of our
students. They also provide activities, experiences, and innovations that guide faculty to improve both
individual pedagogy, as well as our culture of literacy as a whole.
The Learning Specialists use a collaborative process involving families, teachers, and other experts to identify and address children's learning needs individually and in classrooms. Classroom teachers provide differentiation for their students in all subject areas. Differentiation maximizes the success of student's educational experience by using teaching techniques that closely match the student's learning modalities that will enhance and improve learning for our students.