Susan is a fully certified and licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with over 22 years of experience. She has experience working with children and adults of all ages. She has worked in both medical and educational settings and has specialized training and expertise in many areas including feeding/ swallowing, language/literacy, articulation/speech sounds, stroke rehabilitation, theatre therapy, and Speech Generating/ Communication devices.
As a Dyslexia Consultant, Susan has participated in over 120 hours of training in the area of Dyslexia, including Orton-Gillingham techniques. A graduate level 50 hour training course in 2016 gave her the additional training needed to screen and assess for dyslexia.
Our mission is to bring hope to East Central Indiana families by providing high quality services to teach children with dyslexia how to read, write, spell, and do math in a way they can truly understand.
Lori holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a concentration in language arts. She previously taught kindergarten at Geist Montessori Academy for three years. Prior to teaching at Geist Montessori, Lori assisted in classrooms ranging from grades first to sixth. Lori is currently teaching third grade at Liberty Christian School and tutoring for ETS. She has a vast background in teaching and tutoring children with various needs. She has completed trainings in Orton-Gillingham techniques/Barton Reading And Spelling System.
Jennifer (Jenn) holds a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on early childhood education as well as a Bachelors in Social Work through Ball State University. She has twelve years of experience teaching children in special needs environments including being an infant/toddler specialist for 5 years at Gateway Association Preschool, serving children aged 0 to 8. Her experience has also included 3 years with The Early Learning Station and 4 years teaching Homeschooling.
Jennifer began pursuing training in the Orton-Gillingham Method of teaching after a family member was diagnosed with dyslexia. She has completed trainings in Orton-Gillingham techniques/Barton Reading and Spelling System.
Darlene holds a Masters of Arts in Education degree from Ball State University. She spent 26 years teaching in the public schools at Greenfield and Pendleton and 4 years at Liberty Christian in Anderson and St. Mary's in Alexandria. She has taught every grade from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Darlene has a heart for kids and has taught children's theatre and directed musicals for 32 years. She has completed trainings in the Orton-Gillingham techniques/Barton Reading and Spelling System as well as the Math-U-See Curriculum for dyscalculia.
Athena attended South Madison Community Schools and graduated from Pendleton Heights High School. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Taylor University Fort Wayne. For 13 years following college, she served as a 5th grade teacher in South Madison Community Schools. For an additional 5 years she served in the same district as an Elementary Reading Coach. Missing the opportunity to have her own students, she is now back in a 5th grade classroom. Athena has completed training in Orton-Gillingham techniques/Barton Reading and Spelling System.
Sarah holds a bachelor's of Science degree in elementary education from William Jewell College. Currently, Sarah teaches 7th and 8th grade Science and Freshman Biology at Liberty Christian School. She previously taught first grade for 2 years at Liberty Christian and a year of 5th/6th grade Science. She also taught 4 years of Kindergarten in the classical education model at Faith Christian Academy in Kansas City, Mo. where she was trained in Orton-Gillingham techniques. Prior to FCA, Sarah taught third grade for 6 years in the North Kansas City School District working with students with various educational needs. Sarah enjoys working for ETS and tutoring with the Barton Reading And Spelling System.
Shaiya earned her bachelors degree from Anderson University in elementary education with a focus on reading intervention and early childhood education. She is currently teaching 1st grade at a local elementary school in the Anderson Community School District. She has experience working with students from preschool through sixth grade. She has completed training in Orton- Gillingham Methods/Barton Reading and Spelling System.
Marcie holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Anderson University. She has 6 years of total experience as a classroom teacher and spent 9 years as a stay at home mom. Marcie is currently teaching a combined 3rd and 4th grade class at a private school. She also has several years of experience working with children's theatre. Marcie has completed training in Orton-Gillingham techniques/Barton Reading and Spelling system.