Working with struggling students is our passion.
we build confidence, we build skills, we build opportunities.
Corey Pollard, Executive Director
Corey is an Educational Consultant and Diagnostician with a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She has experience assessing, treating, and consulting with families supporting children with autism, specific learning disabilities, speech-language disorders and neurological issues. She has worked at several leading research and treatment centers including Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Denver. She has specific training in Orton-Gillingham and Educational Law and enjoys working with families and schools to come up with a collaborative plan for success. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her boys (5 and 7), running, and listening to podcasts.
Kelly Hoover, Clinical Director
Kelly in an Educational Therapist & Consultant. Her educational experience spans twenty years as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, Differentiation Coach, and MTSS Coordinator. Kelly has a Masters of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading and is a certified by the Orton-Gillingham Academy as a classroom teacher instructor. Kelly is a freelance writer and teaches at Regis University as a graduate program level instructor in the Masters of Education Reading Program. Kelly understands the unique challenges that come along with learning how to read. While there will certainly be bumps in the road, she works with her students to make these stepping-stones instead of stumbling blocks. Kelly’s hobbies include building model rockets with her two boys (7 and 10), reading historical fiction, and camping with her family.
Mikayla Storey, Program Director
Mikayla is our Program Director, overseeing ongoing curriculum development and all of our Educator Support programs including our signature SMARTER Intervention program. She has a degree in Psychology and Special Education from James Madison University in Virginia. Mikayla has an extensive history supporting students with special education needs during her time at JMU. She is passionate about giving students everything they need to be successful and absolutely loves spending time supporting students so that they can feel confident in their abilities. Students love spending time with Mikayla as she is engaging and can always find a way to make learning fun.
Megan Lahti, Clinic Coordinator
Megan is an Educational Therapist and our Clinical Coordinator, overseeing scheduling and client intake processes. She has a degree in Psychology from Minnesota State University – Mankato, where she participated in School Psychology research. She has experience working in Special Education with elementary through high school students and enjoys being able to work individually with students in a 1:1 setting. Megan is passionate about working with students with learning disabilities and loves being able to watch her students make progress and gain confidence in their skills. In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking with her labradoodle, watching documentaries, and taking art classes.
Abbie Maras, Educational Therapist
Abbie is an Educational Therapist and Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) with a Masters in Arts in Reading Education. She has her Colorado teaching and reading specialist licenses. Abbie has a diverse background working as a classroom reading teacher, English language instructor, test administrator and interventionist, and RTI coordinator. Abbie is currently a member of the International Dyslexia Association and Colorado Council International Reading Association.
Alaynah Lanier, Educational Therapist
Alaynah Lanier is an Educational Therapist and Speech Language Pathology Assistant. She has a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied Speech-Language Pathology. She has an extensive background working with students with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities, specifically Preschool and Elementary School-aged students. She has a passion for the language component of reading and writing and enjoys helping students understand the meaning behind words they see as well as having the ability to read and spell fluently. She loves giving students the resources and skills they need to express themselves and learn more about the world; whether it's through reading, writing, mathematics skills, executive functioning skills, or speaking. In her free time she enjoys playing sports, reading, running long distances, and spending time at coffee shops.