Lynne Fitzhugh, 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) and Qualified Instructor (QI),
and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist in the State of Texas. An expert in dyslexia and related learning disabilities, she has been a featured speaker at both local and national conferences. Her publications include various articles on dyslexia, writing disabilities, teacher preparation and education issues. Dr. Fitzhugh is an Associate Professor and Director of the Reading Institute at Colorado College. She serves on the national boards of the International Dyslexia Association and the Academic Language Therapy Association.
Janie Harvey, M.A.T., CALT
Janie Harvey is a literacy specialist at SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch.
She earned her bachelor's degree in technical journalism from Colorado State
University, yet she discovered her true passion when she received her M.A.T.
through the Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program at
Colorado College. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, and loves having the opportunity to teach students in the school setting, as well as in private practice. Janie is passionate about children's reading success and loves to help her students build the confidence and tenacity they need to thrive. Janie also serves as Treasurer on the board of the ALTA Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Jennifer Rowland, M.Ed., CALT-QI
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
Jodi Champagne, M.Ed., CALT
Jodi Champagne is honored to be a part of the Colorado Literacy and
Learning Center. She studied Elementary Education at The Ohio State
University, and proceeded to earn her Master of Science in Education
with an emphasis in Technology from The University of Dayton.
While being a classroom teacher in multiple grades, Jodi developed a passion for teaching literacy and language. She continued her education by completing the Literacy Intervention Specialist Certificate Program at Colorado College in 2013. Trained in multiple curricula, Jodi has a broad range of knowledge allowing her to provide strategic therapy to students of all ages. Currently, Jodi works as Academic Support for Academy District 20, while providing private remediation to students in elementary school to high school. Jodi is certified through the Academic Language Therapy Association as a Certified Academic Language Therapist. Jodi is Vice President of Programs and Conferences for the ALTA-Rocky Mountain Branch, and in her free time, she loves watching college football, skiing with her family and reading. Jodi describes herself as a lifelong learner.
Kelly Tyler, M.Ed, CALT
Kelly Tyler is thrilled to be a part of the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center. She is passionate about literacy and helping children understand how they learn best. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Reading and Spanish from Texas A&M University. She graduated with a concurrent Master of Education degree in Special Education and as an Educational Diagnostician degree from Texas Woman’s University. Kelly is certified through the Academic Language Therapy Association as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. She has been a bilingual teacher of multiple grade levels and an assessment specialist for ages 3-18. In her free time, she enjoys teaching Adult ESL classes, taking yoga, and watching football.
Kimberly FitzPatrick, M.A.T., CALT-QI
Kim FitzPatrick has had the honor of serving students as a literacy specialist with Academy School District 20 for over 17 years. She now supports children and families as a Learning Specialist at Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 1994 and completed her elementary teaching certification in 1996. She proceeded to earn her M.A.T. through the Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program at Colorado College. Kim is certified through the Academic Language Therapy Association as a Certified Academic Language Therapist. Kim has a passion for helping students of all ages develop strong literacy skills. She also seeks to make a positive change to teacher training and knowledge in reading instruction. Kim serves as Vice President of Exhibits on the board of the ALTA-Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Alison Santa Maria, M.A.T., CALT
Alison Santa Maria loves working for the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center. She enjoys administering evaluations where she's able to meet and bond with new families while helping them uncover answers regarding their child's' learning difficulties. Alison received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Coe College in 2009. She earned her Master's of Arts in Teaching and completed the Literacy Intervention Specialist Program at Colorado College in 2015. Within the private practice she founded, Springs Literacy Center, she has logged over 1800 clinical teaching hours and employees two additional practitioners. She hasn't always been in the private sector of education though. She was employed as a literacy interventionist for a local public school from 2013-2016. Alison has served on the regional ALTA board of directors for nearly four years and was recently nominated (and accepted) the role of President-Elect. She loves serving on the board as it serves as an additional outlet to reach and build a community around her passion, helping dyslexic students succeed. In her free time, Alison loves spending time inside the pottery studio and outside with her husband Skye and their beloved dog, Hoagie.