Dyslexia Center Faculty
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.
Small Group and Tutors
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.
Tutor and Small Group Teacher
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.
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.
Tutor and Small Group Teacher
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.
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.
Tutor & Small Group Teacher
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.
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
Tutor and Small Group Teacher
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.
Tutor and Small Group Teacher
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.
Caroline Stegman graduated from Athens State University in December 2018 with a degree in Elementary Education. With her interest in helping students with dyslexia, Caroline took the Orton-Gillingham training through The Greengate School in the summer of 2019. Caroline recently attended the annual 2019 ALTA Conference in San Antonio, TX and an ADHD study skills workshop through McKinney Christian Academy in McKinney, TX. Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, Caroline is a graduate student, studying Elementary Education at UAB. The course she is looking forward to the most is Dyslexia Research, Education and Advocacy. Caroline feels blessed to have this opportunity to work with students at LLCA. Caroline attends Westminster Presbyterian Church and works in the nursery on Wednesday nights. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her mother, father, sister, dogs, and friends. She also enjoys traveling, baking, and exercising. Caroline’s favorite verse is Romans 8:38-39: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”