Jen Parra, M.Ed., CALT, C‑SLDS
Amanda Bush, M.Ed., CALT
Director of Student and School Services
Christy Olsson, BA, CALT
Director of Student Services
Christy Olsson is a multisensory and academic language specialist. She has a Child Development Credential, and a BA in Human Development with an Education Emphasis, as well as a CO State teaching license. She has worked as an elementary and middle school teacher and as a reading and dyslexia specialist for many years. Christy lives in Tucson, Arizona, and loves spending time with her husband, sons, daughter, and grandchildren.
Jamie Kenny, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
Jamie Kenny has over 21 years of experience working with children. She believes that all students can be successful when the right approach is applied to their specific learning styles. She has spent the last 18 years as a private tutor and dyslexia therapist. Watching students become successful is her most rewarding life experience. Jamie has a bachelor of arts from Loyola University and a master’s in Education from Midwestern State University, with a specialization in dyslexia and a diagnostician certification. She is also a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) in the State of Texas and a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).
Sherri Turnquist, B.S. Ed., CALT, C‑SLDS
Vicki Littleton, BS‑Ed, CALT, LDT, C‑SLDS
Peggy Brooks, QI, CALT, LDT
Peggy has a B.S. in K-8th grade from West Georgia College and an M.S. in Reading from Texas A&M Commerce. She has taught for 34 years (28 years in public education and 6 years in private schools) and she is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist, licensed dyslexia therapist, and a qualified instructor for training teachers in Orton-Gillingham methodologies. As a dyslexic, Peggy understands and enjoys helping these children discover how smart they truly are, and how successful they can become. She believes in this teaching method and has seen, many times, the successes the students show because it works!
Kristen Mulos, MA, LDT, CALT
Kristen has over 29 years of experience working with students with dyslexia. She has always loved watching children who struggle "get reading." She holds a master’s degree in Reading from Texas A&M Commerce. She is a reading specialist, a Certified Academic Language Therapist, and an academic language therapist. She loves the bonds she forms with her students and their families, from navigating school situations to receiving emails, texts, or videos of her students reading.
Diane Colonnese, M.Ed., CALT
Diane Colonnese is a Texas-certified teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. She has worked in public and private school settings, and she also homeschooled her daughter for many years. Diane received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University and her teaching license from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She also has a master’s degree in Learning Therapy from Southern Methodist University, enabling her to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) through the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). Diane loves to encourage, build trust, and confidence with her students as they learn and grow!
Andrea A. Gallo, Esquire, M.Ed., C‑SLDS
Andrea has a B.A. from George Washington University; an M.Ed., Arcadia University; and a J.D., Widener School of Law. As a special education advocate and mom of a son with dyslexia and APD. She understands the impact of strong literacy programming. Andrea is certified by the International Dyslexia Association as a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist.
Debbie Hitt, B.S, LDT, CALT
Heather Doolittle, B.S., C‑SLDS
Anne Silveus, BBA, CALT
Jaime Orozco, Ed.S.
Jaime Orozco is an Education Specialist with a passion for curriculum design, teacher training, and multisensory instruction. She is celebrating twenty years in the field of education working with elementary, middle, high school, and university students. Her heart to see learners thrive and enjoy the learning journey translated into a commitment to help struggling reading, writing, and math students to succeed. Jaime is trained in structured literacy and will soon earn her C-SDLS.
Karen Bruton, B.S, LDT, CALT
Jessica Badgett, M.Ed, LDT, CALT
Rebecca Griffith, M.Ed, C-SLDS
Kim Arthur, M.Ed., LDT, CALT - QI
Kim has been serving students with dyslexia for 21 years, 17 of which were in public schools in the North Texas area, as well as private dyslexia therapy for the last 4 years. Kim has a BS degree from UT Austin and a Master of Education degree with a Multi-sensory Specialization from Dallas Baptist University. Kim is a State of Texas Licensed Teacher, a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, LDT, and a Certified Academic Language Therapist, CALT- QI. She has an additional certification of Qualified Instructor through the Academic Language Therapy Association to train teachers in the Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum. Kim began her journey teaching students with dyslexia after her 2nd grade daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, who is now a high school physics teacher. A success story for sure. Her passion is guiding students to success in reading, spelling and writing, while bolstering their self-esteem and teaching self advocacy. She loves working with families to understand dyslexia and how they, too, can make a difference for their child.
Shana McFeaters, BS, Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, Structured Literacy Interventionist
Sandra May, Lexercise Certified Clinician
Sandra has 30 years of teaching experience both in public and private schools. She holds a Bachelor of Art and Science through Dallas Baptist University in Interdisciplinary Studies and holds a Texas teaching certification in early childhood through 8th grade ELA, early childhood through 4th-grade generalist, and early childhood through 8th grade ESL. She is also a Lexercise Certified Clinician. She is passionate about education and helping each student to reach their full potential. A quote from one of her recent student’s parents reads, “This program has changed my daughter’s life for the better. 20 years from now I will still remember the sincerity and time that Sandra put into Lily. I am forever and eternally grateful that she helped us so much.”
Marla Treat, B.S.Ed, CALT
Marla has 24 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings, and another 10 years working with preschool-aged children while raising her own two daughters. She enjoys building up confidence with struggling learners in reading and writing, using multi-sensory methods to bring about their understanding and mastery. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education K-8th, with an emphasis in reading from The University of Central Oklahoma. She added her certification in Early Childhood, ESL, and earned her Reading Specialist credential. She then worked at becoming a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) through the Academic Language Therapy Association.
Ruth Doocy, MA, LDT, CALT
Angi Lunde, B.S., CALT, LDT
Angi has twenty-seven years of experience in education: eleven years in the classroom and sixteen years as a dyslexia therapist. Her experience collaborating with struggling readers, as well as both of her sons identified with dyslexia, dysgraphia and language disorders led her to pursue language therapy training. Journeying through dyslexia both professionally and personally led to Angi to providing intervention, guidance, and encouragement for the learner and their support system. Angi has a B.S. in Psychology and Teacher Certification from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!). She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) in the State of Texas. She is the mother of two grown boys and wife to a native Minnesotan, lived in TX all her life, and a lover of all things books and animals.
Marie Havens, M.Ed, PCET, C-SLDS
Marie holds an M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education/NILD Educational Therapy from Southeastern University; a Graduate Certificate in Educational Therapy from the University of California-Riverside; and a BS in Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University. Her journey to teaching children with dyslexia started with 20+ years of homeschooling her own bright and creative children with dyslexia. Now she uses her passion to help other struggling students become curious, confident, and competent learners!