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 17 years in Christian schools in Kansas, Michigan and Alabama. She has tutored reading for 22 years, the last 12 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 33 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  

Stephanie Doshier

256.262.5323

Stephanie Doshier lives in Decatur, AL and has been a full time private piano teacher for 23 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 dyslexia tutoring. She completed her Associate level training in Orton-Gillingham this past summer at Greengate School of Dyslexia. She joins the Dyslexia Center as a tutor with the desire to "encourage 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 has led her to LLCA and is so excited for the opportunity to work with these precious students. .

 

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 35 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  

Christy Fowler

256.262.5323

Mothering two dyslexic children of her own and serving as their homeschool teacher gives Main Campus tutor Christy Fowler a unique and valuable perspective on tutoring dyslexic children. Christy gained a firsthand understanding of the issues dyslexic students face as she taught her children, Elizabeth, Ben and Jonathan; one of whom is not dyslexic and the two who are dyslexic have very different manifestations of dyslexia. Christy was trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach at Greengate School in 2010, and began tutoring in her home. Christy and Ken, her husband of 35 years live in Harvest. They serve and worship at The Rock Family Worship Center where they are active in the small home group ministry. Christy’s favorite verse is “Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will reap a crop of my love; plow the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord that he may come and shower salvation upon you.” Hosea 10:12

 

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor  

Sheri Tilley

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Sheri Tilley tutors O-G reading and math at the Main Campus. She lives in Hartselle with Patrick, her husband of 24 years and youngest son, Logan, who is a Junior at Hartselle High. Sheri’s oldest son, Tyler, and his wife, Ana, also live in Hartselle. Her only daughter, Heather, will graduate UAB School of Nursing in August 2017. They worship at East Highland Baptist Church, where Sheri teaches preschool Sunday School, leads a Wednesday night missions group for first - sixth graders, and participates in mission trips. Sheri earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from Athens State University, and taught in Decatur Public Schools. After being a stay-at-home mom for 19 years, she took her 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 to her a new purpose in life in working with dyslexic learners. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you … do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 is her favorite Bible verse. .

 

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 a students reading, writing and overall attitude toward learning. Regina and husband Randy have three children Andrew a senior at Auburn University, and twins Matthew and Michael both sophomores at University of North Alabama. They worship, grow and serve at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Regina enjoys spending time at the lake, scrapbooking and traveling. Regina claimed Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will Fight for you, you need only BE STILL” this past year as she battled cancer and gives all praise and glory to God for healing. Thank you LLCA family for your prayers and support.! 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 .

 

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  

Jane Swearengin

256.262.5323

Jane Swearengin tutors in the LLCA Dyslexia Center and has a private tutoring practice from her home. She has a BS in Liberal Studies from Athens State University. After 17 years of home educating her own children, she began tutoring at the Reading Center in Huntsville. In 2011 she received Orton-Gillingham training at Greengate School and began the adventure of working with dyslexic students. She finds excitement in seeing things “click” for her students and watching as their confidence and reading skills improve. Jane and her husband, Larry, have three adult daughters, Holly, Savannah, and Tara; and a son, Matthew, who is waiting for them in heaven. They live in Decatur and worship at Somerville Baptist Church where they have served in various ministries. Jane is grateful to the Lord for saving her, and for His promise to “never leave her or forsake her”. .

 

Dyslexia Center Tutor  

Carrie Hale

256.262.5323

Carrie Hale lives in Toney, AL with Brian, her husband of 14 years; and their daughter, Addyson, who is in the First grade at LLCA this year. Carrie and her family are members of the First Baptist Church Center Star in Killen, 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. 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 second 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  

Melinda Roth

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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 and Small Group Teacher

Julie Butcher

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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 / Administrative Assistant 

Janelle Sonnenberg

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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 joins the tutoring team at the Main Campus. Janelle married her amazing husband, Austin,” in 2007, and they make their home in Madison. They attend Building church together. 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