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Dyslexia Center Faculty

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Ginger began teaching at LLCA in 2011.  She trained under Orton Gillingham Academy (OGA) with fellows, Cheryl Eller and Candi M. Sellers. OGA is the gold standard for Orton Gillingham training.   In 2020, Ginger became the director of LLCA's dyslexia program.  

Ginger Ward


Small Group and Tutors


Laura Clem taught as a tutor since the 2019-20 school year small group teacher the 2020-21 school year.  Laura holds an Elementary Ed degree.  Laura has three daughters that attend LLCA and is married to Caleb.  

Laura Clem

Tutor and Small Group Teacher


Hi, My name is Roberta Furlong. I am a small group teacher and tutor at LLCA.  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.

Roberta Furlong

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 7th grade at LLCA this year. Carrie and her family are attending Lindsay Lane East 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.

Carrie Hale



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 and Lindsey both graduated from 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

Velvet Holland



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.

Hillary Kennemer

Tutor and Small Group Teacher

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Tamika Liddell has been at LLCA for two years as a small group teacher and tutor.  Tamika holds a Speech and Language Therapist certification and will graduate as with a Dyslexia Therapy degree from Mississippi College in May 2023.  

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Brandi Velotta teaches two small groups and tutors.  Brandi holds a BS from Tennessee Tech.  She is a member at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and has worked 5 years at LLCA.  


Jenny Green leads Math labs at LLCA.  She also completed her OG training through Orton Gillingham Online Academy and tutors at the Main and Den campuses.  

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