Making a Difference 
One Student at a Time



LLDC began in a local veterinarian’s clinic with a friendship between an outgoing, dyslexic young man and an iconic women’s college basketball coach. 


Dr. John C. Key’s grandson, Chase Stane, needed ongoing educational support for Jr. High School and Marsha Sharp wanted to do everything she could to, “…make it happen, man!”


Coach Sharp, Chase’s Mom, Lisa, and a group of determined parents began meeting informally to organize a  Learning  Difference  Center for Lubbock.  They are following the model of Shelton Schools ( located in Dallas, TX, and other learning difference support centers in other cities. 


A terrific Advisory Board has formed to centralize information for school programs, testing, therapy, parent support and educator support for West Texas.


LLDC is a Non-Profit Organization. We accept donations to improve the quality of life and better education of students with Learning Disabilities by providing information, resources and training to students, parents, and educators.  LLDC provides professional development for educators, advocacy-training classes for parents & students, and a parent support group to bring together LD families.


LLDC Founders 
Lisa Stane
Tracy Weatherly
Marsha Sharp
Dr. John C. & Nita Key 

LLDC Board of Directors

Lisa Stane Executive Director

Tracy Weatherly Director
Nita Key Financial Director

LLDC Advisory Board Members:

Marsha Sharp, Advisory Board Chairman, Texas Tech University,

Sarah Parsons, owner South Plains Forensic Pathology
Dr. Karen Rogers, Developmental Pediatrician, PALs Pediatric Developmental Center, owner

Dr. Leann Elkins, Asst. Professor Special Education, Texas Tech Univ.

Dr. Robin Lock, Professor Special Education, Texas Tech Univ.

Rita McDaniel, M.Ed. Principal Lubbock Cooper North Elem

Holli Hodges, Pediatric Therapy, Inc.

Ernest Stane, ATT Sr. Marketing Director

Christine Lewis, LCISD Dyslexia Program Coordinator

Dr. John C. Owner Key Animal Clinic

Renee Anderson, Education Pathways

Dr. Thomas Parsons, Owner South Plains Forensic Pathology

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to LLDC so we can continue

Making a difference one student at a time


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