Ph.D., LDT, CALT-QI
Lynne Fitzhugh received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University with a concentration in learning disabilities. Dr. Fitzhugh is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) - Qualified Instructor (QI) and Director and Lecturer of Colorado College’s Master of Arts in Teaching – Dyslexia Specialist Program. An expert in dyslexia and related learning disabilities, she has been a featured speaker at both local and national conferences. Dr. Fitzhugh is a former President of the Academic Language Therapy Association and currently serves as President of the ALTA Charitable Foundation. Dr. Fitzhugh has been appointed as a representative to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities and serves on the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s Professional Development National Workgroup. She is a former board member of the International Dyslexia Association and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.
Dianela Martin is an Educational Diagnostician from Fort Worth, TX. She was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela but raised in Texas since she was 4 months old. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Texas – Austin. She then went into teaching and became a certified teacher in 2004. She has taught second grade, third grade, and fourth grade bilingual students in both English and Spanish and all subjects. She recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a master’s in special education and received her certification for Educational Diagnostician in 2019. She worked as a diagnostician in Texas until moving to Colorado Springs in July 2020. She is certified to teach and assess in both English and Spanish. Dianela is passionate about helping students with language and learning differences. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring her new state by finding new restaurants, hiking trails, and breweries. She is also an avid yogi and loves skiing with her boyfriend and her family.
Children want to learn and teachers want to be successful. Bridging the chasm between research and classroom application ,Jen’s primary focus is educating teachers to empower them to support all emerging readers. Literacy skills evaluations, public school support staff, private intervention, and Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program Instructor have been a part of Jen’s professional literacy journey. Former president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Academic Language Therapy Association, Jen participates on ALTA’s national board and volunteers with the Colorado Department of Education. Involvement with the excellent resources provided by the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center has been the long-sought answer for families touched by dyslexia. It is a privilege to impact these exceptional individuals