Lynne Fitzhugh, Ph.D., CALT-QI
Founder and President of the Colorado Literacy & Learning Center and Director and Lecturer of the Master of Arts in Teaching – Literacy Specialist Program at Colorado College. A Certified Academic Language Therapist and Qualified Instructor, Dr. Fitzhugh is the current President of the ACF, Past-President of the Academic Language Therapy Association and serves on the boards of the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, the Alliance for Accreditation and Certification and the Boon Philanthropy Educational Advisory Board. She is a representative to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities and a former board member of the International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Fitzhugh received her doctorate in psychology from Southern Methodist University. She completed her CALT requirements through Southern Methodist University’s Learning Therapy Department and her Qualified Instructor of CALTs from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Fitzhugh was the 2018 recipient of the Council of Learning Disabilities Floyd G. Hudson Outstanding Service Award, the Colorado Council of Learning Disabilities 2018 Professional of the Year Award and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 2006 Friends and Family Award.
Kara Lee, Ed.S., CALT-ICALP
Kara Lee is the owner and principal trainer at Horton Educational Services(HES). Ms. Lee earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, a Master of Science and Educational Specialist degree from Miami University. She worked as a school psychologist for six years before going into the classroom as an intervention Specialist. Ms. Lee has worked as a Trainer and Supervisor for the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Columbus, Ohio, and has taught classes and conducted training for a variety of school districts. She has been a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association since 2012 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2017.
Maggie Finamore, CALT-ICALP
Maggie Finamore, CALP-ICALP, earned membership to ALTA in 2017 at the practitioner level and is eager to begin training other prospective practitioners. Maggie is the president of the ALTA Great Lakes Chapter, which initiated Tidbit Tuesdays, free, editable activities that support multisensory and best practices in virtual therapy. Maggie taught fifth grade for three years, a multi-age self-contained high ability classroom for two years, reading intervention for a year, and is beginning a new role as a literacy coach in a Title I district. In college, she co-founded a campus chapter of She’s the First, a non-profit that fights global gender inequality through education opportunities for young girls. Her high-ability class organized a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign. This project-based learning experience enabled students to take on leadership roles in their efforts to fundraise to send girls to school across the globe. Maggie is eager to use her experience to support the educational sponsorship efforts of ACF. After school, Maggie is a private tutor. In Maggie’s free time, she enjoys walks to the beach with her fiancé and Goldendoodle, Penny, reading, and creating resources for her tutoring clients and other educators.
Genevieve "G-g" Shryer, MAT, CALT-QI, LDT
G-g Shryer, MAT, CALT-QI, LDT, earned her membership into ALTA in 2001. She has Montessori certification in Early Childhood and Elementary. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching from DBU. G-g has enjoyed training teachers at the Teaching and Therapy level for the Take Flight curriculum and training teachers in Language for Elementary I Montessori. Her roles with the Texas ALTA Chapter have included North Texas Regional Chairman, Treasurer, and, more recently, Event Chairman for the Summit. In addition, she has enjoyed originating Kids with HeART, a program that showcases sets of notecards of original art drawings from dyslexic students. Donations raised from this program go to the ACF for teacher training. G-g has taught children with learning differences for 30 years and teaches elementary students at the Shelton School in Dallas, TX.