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 Tutor / 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  

Joy Brown

256.262.5323

 

Joy spent her childhood in the Marshall Islands returning to the States to attend Athens High and UAH where she majored in accounting and minored in math. Joy and her husband of 30 years, Brian, live on a small farm in Toney where they raised their three children along with all the other farm animals. Joy has completed 23 years of home schooling and continues to serve as a home school administrator in Harvest, AL. In 2017 she discovered the multisensory math approach to teaching and is delighted to be able to continue working with students as they discover God’s world. One of her favorite verses reads “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” ~II Chronicles 16:9 .

 

 

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  

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 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

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  

Cathy Orosz

256.262.5323

 

Cathy Orosz tutors in the LLCA Dyslexia Center. While she was born and raised in Massachusetts, she considers herself a southerner at heart. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Gordon College. Cathy taught for 5 years in a Christian school in Virginia before marrying Joe and moving around with him in his Army career. They've been married for 36 years and have 2 daughters, a son, and a daughter-in-law. Cathy's passion has always been teaching whether Sunday School, Children's Church, VBS, or substitute teaching at her kids' schools. After moving to Madison in 2005, Cathy was introduced to the Orton-Gillingham method for teaching students with dyslexia. She took the training at Greengate School. She tutored from her home for 4 years before joining the program at LLCA in November 2011. She is thrilled to be here and finds it a joy to work with students. Cathy considers herself a cheerleader and encourager, as well as a tutor and she is blessed to be a part of the process of helping students achieve success. The Oroszs are members of Valley Presbyterian Church in Madison. Isaiah 26:3,4.

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor and Math Small Group Teacher

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  

Sheri Tilley

256.262.5323

 

Sheri Tilley tutors OG reading at the Den and Main Campus. She lives in Hartselle with Patrick, her husband of 25 years, and their youngest son, Logan who is a senior at Hartselle High School this year. Sheri's oldest son, Tyler, and his wife, Ana, also live in Hartselle. Her only daughter, Heather, just graduated UAB Nursing School and will be living in Birmingham and working in UAB's NICU. They are actively involved in East Highland Baptist Church, where Sheri teaches third and fourth grade Sunday school and helps coordinate the youth mission trip each year. She and her family have gone on several mission trips and love to experience God at work in a variety of countries and situations. Sheri earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from Athens State University, and taught in Decatur City Schools. After being a stay-at-home mom for 19 years, she took the Orton-Gillingham training in the summer of 2014 at Greengate School and began tutoring in her home the next week. Sheri began tutoring at LLCA in August of 2014 and feels God has opened a new mission field for her as she invests in the lives of dyslexic children and their families. Ephesians 3:20 has become very real in Sheri's life over the past year as she has seen God "do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us"! To God be the glory!

 

 

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 and Small Group Teacher 

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 .