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OUR TEAM

Proven Professional Educators

With Dynamic Learners, you get more than a tutor.   Our team of professional educators has exceptional experience with children and adults.  The team averages 25+ years of experience.  Several team members have received awards for teaching and research.  Our team members meet all federal and state professional regulations.

Diagnosticians and learning specialists

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Joan N. Ickes, EdD

Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist

EdD   Curriculum & Instruction

MS   Reading Education

BS   Secondary Education

Laura Kovalcik - Learning Specialist in Literacy

Laura Kovalcik

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist

Literacy

MS   Elementary & Reading Education
BS   Elementary Education

Laurie Ballering, EdD

Laurie Ballering, EdD

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist
Literacy

EdD   Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies

MA   Family Studies, Family Therapy  

BS   Special Education, Elementary, Literacy 

LaWanda Williams

LaWanda Williams

Learning Specialist
Literacy

BA   Interdisciplinary Studies

Mirna Errasquin

Mirna Errasquin

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist
Literacy and Bilingual

MEd  Educational Diagnostician

BS  Chemical Engineering

De Shanna Reed

DeShanna Reed, EdD

Learning Specialist
Elementary Literacy & Math
Special Education

EdD   Educational Leadership & Policy Studies-Special Populations

MS    Curriculum and Instruction

BA     Psychology
 

Beverly Chatfield

Beverly Chatfield

Learning Specialist
Elementary & Secondary Math

MA  Teaching

BA   Philosophy

Wren Bump, PhD - Diagnostician & Learning Specialist

Wren Bump, PhD

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist
Literacy

PhD   Human Learning and Development

MS   Elementary and Special Education 

BS   Elementary Education

Sherry Otahal - Diagnostician & Learning Specialist

Sherry Otahal

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist

Secondary Literacy

BS   English Education    


 

Michelle Hix - Learning Specialist in Literacy

Michelle Hix

Learning Specialist
Literacy

BS   Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary
        Education - English

Claudia Ovalle

Claudia Ovalle

Diagnostician & Learning Specialist
Bilingual

EdD   Organizational Leadership & Special Education (In Progress)

MS   Multicultural Education—Bilingual

BS   Secondary Education

Ana Samano

Ana Samano

Learning Specialist
Bilingual

BS   Interdisciplinary Studies—Bilingual Education



 

Christie Hahn

Christie Hahn

Learning Specialist
Secondary Math

MEd  Education Administration

BA    Accounting

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Shae Spears

Learning Specialist
Elementary & Elementary Math

MEd      Special Education

BA         Elementary Education
 

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Ryan Black

Learning Specialist

Literacy Secondary

Master of Theology

Master of Divinity

Duke University

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

University of South Florida

Professional TRAINING

TCEA - Certification for Remote Learning Educator
Made By Dyslexia
Orton Gillingham Online Academy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dr. Sue Chapman, 

Professional Math Consultant

Learning and the Brain

NETWORK OF PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS

We utilize a network of professional consultants in such areas as autism, attention disorders, speech, auditory or visual processing disorders, and challenges with math.  We work with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, audiologists, and ophthalmologists.

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Chair

Lindsey Pollock - Board of Directors

Lindsey Pollock, EdD

EdD   Educational Leadership

MEd   Educational Leadership

MSW   Master’s of Social Work

MS   Master’s of Integrated Montessori Education 

BA   Mass Communications

Secretary

Donna Curry Ward - Secretary

Donna Curry-Ward

MEd   Education Leadership 

BA   Journalism

Vice-Chair

Natalia Gomez Ramback - Vice Chair of the Board

Natalia Gómez Ramback

MS   Educational Leadership 

BS   Interdisciplinary Studies (Bilingual Specialization)

Treasurer

Ivette Kestenbaum - Treasurer

Ivette Kestenbaum

BBA   Accounting

Generalist EC – 4, Special Education EC -12 Texas

English as a Second Language Supplemental   EC – 12

DIRECTORS

Karen Coffey - Board of Directors

Karen Coffey

MA   Special Education
MA   Counseling

BS   Elementary Education

Maria Cerino - Board of Directors

Maria Cerino

Parent of former students
BA   Tourism and Administration

Patricia Williams - Board Director

Patricia Williams, EdD

EdD   Curriculum and Instruction

MA   English

BAT   English and Political Science

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR

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Joan Ickes, EdD

EdD   Curriculum and Instruction
MS    Reading Education
BS    Secondary Education

PROVEN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS

With Dynamic Learners, Inc., you get more than a tutor.   Our team of professional educators have exceptional experience with children and adults.  The team averages 25+ years of experience.  Several team members have received awards for teaching and research.  Our team members meet all federal and state professional regulations.  

Diagnosticians
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Tracy Autry
Office Manager

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Ryan Kirk
IT Support

Kirk PCs - Consulting and Repairs

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Diane Butcher

Diane Butcher
Website Designer

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