Dyslexia Center Faculty
Small Group and Tutors
Laura Clem taught as a tutor during the 2019-20 school year and will be a small group teacher beginning the 2020-21 school year. Laura has three daughters and is married to Caleb.
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.
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
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
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.”