Making a Difference 
One Student at a Time

Each year we award a local educator with the Make A Difference Award. Advisory Chairman, Marsha Sharp, and Executive Director, Lisa Stane present them with a plaque recognizing their service to LD students in the community.

It is now time to nominate an educator for the 2012 Make-A-Difference Award!
Please send a letter telling about an educator that teaches students with Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia or ADHD, and serves these students with a passion to make a life-changing difference in their lives!

Nominees can be emailed to lstane@lubbockLDC.org

Please include:
You name and telephone number, name of nominee, brief story of how they have made a difference to students with Learning Disabilities, and why you think they should be recognized.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WINNERS
2014 Raymond Cortez Sharp Academy Elementary Core Educator. Mr. Cortez builds academic success at the beginners level, changing lives for the better. Graduate of Lubbock Christian University.

2013 Tiffany Ford Principal and Student Advisor of Sharp Academy. Impacting students live daily! God makes no mistakes! Graduate of Lubbock Christian University with dual Masters Degree.

2012
Mrs. Tonya Bryant: dyslexia therapist at Willow Bend Elementary in Frenship ISD since August 2006

Mrs Bryant graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1995 and then began teaching pre-kindergarten in Plainview ISD.  In May of 2001, she became a Certified Academic Language Therapist through  the Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas. Mrs. Bryant then served as the Dyslexia Therapist at Edgemere Elementary in Plainview until 2006. In 2010, Mrs. Bryant became a licensed dyslexia therapist through the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

2011
Karen Avey
- retired educator from Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary School with 31 years experience teaching students with LD.

2010
Rita McDaniel
- retired Principal Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary School. Rita implemented ground-breaking early intervention programs for LD students on this campus.

Holli Hodges - Certified Language therapist with Pro-Steps. Holli provides a unique reading and writing therapy for students with dyslexia that changes their lives.

2009
Christine Lewis
- District Dyslexia Coordinator for LCISD. Christine has helped hundreds of dyslexic students to have the chance to learn to read through managing the dyslexic therapy programs and making them available.

Gloria Wills - Gloria served as a reading therapist for dyslexics at a local private school and was certified in the Scottish Rite teaching program. She now volunteers for Literacy Lubbock and continues to help people read


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