Dyslexia Center Faculty

Dyslexia Center Director  

Cindy Hall

llca.cindy@lindsaylane.org

256.262.5323

Cindy Hall is the director of the Dyslexia Center at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. She was born and reared in Iowa, and attended Faith Baptist Bible College there, graduating with degrees in Bible and Elementary Education. Cindy has taught elementary grades for 18 years in Christian schools in Kansas, Michigan and Alabama. She has tutored reading for 23 years, the last 13 of those years using the Orton-Gillingham method for dyslexic students. Cindy finds a lot of joy in working with dyslexic students and their families and teachers to help the students overcome their dyslexia and develop a sense of confidence. Cindy and husband of 34 years, Charles, have three adult sons, Justin, Calvin and Cameron. The Halls worship at Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville, where they team teach 1 and 2 grade Sunday School and sing in the choir. Cindy’s favorite verse is Proverbs 16:3, “Commit thy way unto the Lord and He shall bring it to pass.” The Halls recently moved to a farm just north of Athens, which they share with their two pet lab dogs and two pet cats.

 

 

Dyslexia Center Administrative Assistant 

Janelle Sonnenberg

llca.janelle@lindsaylane.org

256.262.5323

Janelle Sonnenberg is the administrative assistant and a tutor in the Dyslexia Center. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from Athens State University, and has taught Kindergarten classes at both FCA and LLCA. Janelle has worked as the administrative assistant at the Den Campus for three years, and enjoyed getting to know the “big people” and interacting with all the people, parents, and staff that came in and out of the office each day. Janelle has taken the Orton-Gillingham training in 2015, and joined the tutoring team at the Main Campus. Janelle married her amazing husband, Austin, in 2007, and they make their home in Madison. Janelle loves seeing how God has worked in her life and brought her to Faith, then to Lindsay Lane, then into the Dyslexia center! She feels truly blessed to a part of LLCA, and cannot wait to see God’s plan unfold for her as part of the Dyslexia Center. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5 

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Small Group Teacher

Sarah Bailey

256.262.5323

 

Sarah Bailey has joined the LLCA Dyslexia Center as a small group teacher for third and fourth grade small groups. Sarah graduated from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida with a degree in Elementary Education. She has taught for 20 plus years, teaching all elementary grades throughout the years. Sarah trained in Orton-Gillingham in the summer of 2016 in order to help a dyslexic student in her second grade class. She audited the training during the summer of 2017 in order to refresh what she had already learned. She married her husband, Mike, 24 years ago. They have lived in Athens since their marriage. When not at school, Sarah enjoys gardening, sewing, playing the piano and violin, and spoiling her dog. Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10.

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Small Group Teacher

Julie Butcher

256.262.5323

 

Julie Butcher joins the LLCA Dyslexia Center as small group teacher for second and third grade small groups as well as a tutor. Julie has taught for 25 plus years and has always possessed a heart for the unique learner. Her Orton-Gillingham training was completed this May through the Greengate School in Huntsville. When she learned about LLCA and the Dyslexia Center and knew she found her happy place. Julie and her husband, Jim, moved to Athens after 40 plus years in south Florida, where they stayed after graduation from Florida Atlantic University, and where Julie earned a major in Exceptional Student Education, and a minor in Fine Arts. Julie and Jim have four grown children, six grandchildren and counting! They attend church at First Bible Church Madison. Through all the many years of teaching and raising her own family, Julie has believed with her whole heart Prov. 3:5-6. 

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Math Small Group Teacher

Emily Canedy

256.262.5323

 

Emily Canedy is a Math small group teacher and tutor for Dyslexic students at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. She graduated in May of 2017 from Ambassador Baptist College with a degree in elementary education. This past summer, she also completed the Math Orton Gillingham course with Marylin Zecher. She is scheduled to finish her masters in education this Fall. Emily finds so much enjoyment in helping students to grow in their abilities in Math. She currently resides in Athens, Alabama. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Small Group Teacher

Amber Coggin

256.262.5323

 

My name is Amber Coggin. I have a wonderful husband and two great children. Both of my children attend LLCA. I have been teaching at LLCA for three years. In the spring of 2018, I began a Multisenosry Math class and completed it this summer. I also completed the OG classroom educator and an advanced training workshop. I am excited to become a part of the Dyslexia Center. I look forward to seeing what God has in store as I teach children and more importantly watch them grow in the Lord.

 

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor  

Stephanie Doshier

256.262.5323

 

Stephanie Doshier lives in Decatur, AL and has been a full time private piano teacher for 24 years. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy. She has taught piano to many dyslexic students through the years which led to a growing interest in the field of dyslexia and dyslexia tutoring. She completed her Orton-Gillingham training in 2016 at Greengate School of Dyslexia. She tutors at the Den and Main campuses and encourages every dyslexic student to "reach for the stars!" Stephanie attends Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville where she serves as the choir and congregational pianist. Her life verse is Psalm 16:11, "Thou wilt show me the path of life: in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." She is so thankful that the Lord led her to LLCA where she loves working with these precious students.

 

 

Dyslexia Center Small Group Teacher

Roberta Furlong

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 Hi, My name is Roberta Furlong. I am honored to be joining the Dyslexia team this this year after completing my OG training this past summer. I am teaching a fourth grade small group. I earned my BA from Colorado Christian University, with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Bible. I have taught in CO, AZ, and AL. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Kelly Furlong for 16 years and we have two great girls, Natalie and Nicole, actively attending LLCA. We also worship, grow and serve at LLBC in the Awana ministry and Preschool Sunday school.. I am fully convinced that God called me to teach and love His children. My life verse is Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor  

Carrie Hale

256.262.5323

 

 Carrie Hale lives in Toney, AL with Brian, her husband of 15 years; and their daughter, Addyson, who is in the Second grade at LLCA this year. Carrie and her family are attending Sardis Spring Baptist Church In Athens, AL. Carrie completed her Orton-Gillingham training in the Spring of 2015 through the Key Leaning Center in Asheville, NC. She also audited a training session in the Fall of 2015, and the Summer of 2016 to enhance her skills for tutoring dyslexic students. In January of this year, Carrie took the advanced Orton training, and this past summer she had the opportunity to help facilitate other teachers in their Orton-Gillingham training. Her motivation to become a dyslexic tutor came from watching two dyslexic nieces struggle in school. This gave Carrie a firsthand understanding of the issues dyslexic students face. She feels that God lead her to LLCA where everything has happened in his timing. She is very grateful and thankful for all the support received during this new chapter in her life. Carrie looks forward, this third year, to working with the students in the Dyslexia center with the blessings that will come from doing so. As a part of this process Carrie discovered her daughter, Addyson had dyslexia which provides even greater motivation. "Do not be Afraid; only Believe" Luke 8:50.

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Small Group Teacher

 Velvet Holland

256.262.5323

 

 Velvet Holland grew up in Madison and moved to Athens when she married. She’s been married to her husband Chris for 24 wonderful years. They have been blessed with two children. Connor is a freshman at Troy University and Lindsey is a freshman at LLCA. Velvet holds degrees in Psychology and Early Childhood Development. She completed the Orton-Gillingham training in 2015 and audited an additional Orton-Gillingham training in 2018. She has taught Kindergarten at LLCA since 2010 and is excited to be teaching in the Dyslexia program this year. Her family members are active at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and she feels blessed to be a part of Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. She looks forward to working with the families and children each day. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Small Group Teacher

Hillary Kennemer

256.262.5323

 

Hillary Kennemer teaches the grade 2 small group and tutors. She worked as a classroom teacher in the lower elementary grades for many years before retiring so she could help at LLCA. Hillary worked as an aide to LLCA teachers for several years before she was trained in using the Orton-Gillingham approach in the summer of 2013, and joined the Dyslexia Center team that fall. Hillary and her husband Bill worship at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. They have adult children and grandchildren. Hillary’s favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11. Hillary has a real heart for the ministry of LLCA, and is happy to be helping children and the school in her role as part of the Dyslexia Center.

 

 

 

 Dyslexia Center Tutor

Melinda Roth

256.262.5323

 

Melinda Roth is a tutor at the Cub and Main campuses. She is married to Eric Roth and has two sons. She was raised in Montgomery, Alabama. Melinda has resided in Athens, Alabama since 2006. She has a bachelor degree in Accounting from Harding University. She trained in Orton-Gillingham in 2004 in order to teach her own dyslexic son. She has worked at Greengate school and tutored privately in her home since 2004. Her family attends Pepper Road Church of Christ. She has a passion and joy for teaching dyslexic students that began with her own children. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.

 

 

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor 

Monica Williams

256.262.5323

 

 Monica Williams, a life-long resident of Limestone County, makes her home on land once owned by her grandparents, next door to her brother. Monica and her husband of thirty-one year, Newton, have three adult and college-aged daughters. Monica and her family worship and serve at LLBC, where they have been members for the past 18 years. Monica has worked in the world of business, often conducting training classes, which piqued her interest in how learning takes place. Monica was familiar with the struggles dyslexic individuals face, and took the Orton-Gillingham training class offered through the LLCA Dyslexia Center in the summer of 2017. She was immediately hooked on the excitement of helping students with dyslexia! Monica’s favorite verse is Galatians 2:20. 

 

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor

Regina Wood

256.262.5323

 

Regina Wood joined the Dyslexic Center as a certified Orton-Gillingham tutor in 2013 and has been a part of the Lindsay Lane Christian Academy family since 2009. Regina has taught 6th, 5th, and 2nd grades as well as first grade small group. Regina grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. From a classroom teacher to tutor Regina is amazed as she watches the Orton-Gillingham method transform her students reading, writing and overall attitude toward learning. Regina and husband Randy have three adult children: Andrew  Matthew, and Michael. They worship, grow and serve at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Regina enjoys spending time at the lake, scrapbooking and traveling.  Her life verse is Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.” NIV .