Margie Keyser brings more than 40 years of experience in teaching. She has had an extensive career as an educator in public and private schools in five different states and has worked in a variety of educational settings from inner-city schools to Appalachian coalfields.
Margie has taught pre-school through high school in regular and special education classrooms, as well as homeschooled her own four children for several years. Margie has taught private classes in math and science for homeschool co-ops.
Margie's experience, combined with degrees in Early Childhood Education (JMU), Masters of Special Education (UT), and additional graduate coursework in reading and special education, provides her with a solid basis for understanding the foundations of learning.
As a licensed teacher in the state of Tennessee with endorsements to teach Preschool through Elementary, Gifted and Talented K - 12, Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities, and Severe to Profound Learning Disabilities, she is equipped with concentrated coursework and teaching experience that spans the full spectrum of special needs.
Margie has studied special reading and learning disabilities programs including Wilson, Orton Gillingham, NILD (National Institute of Learning Disabilities), and PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) with Master the Code for accelerated remedial reading and spelling.
Margie has two years of experience using PACE/MTC including advanced training. Her recent thesis work on dyscalculia at UT has led to her development of a sequential math program for mastery of number sense and math facts with application to higher math skills.
Kimber is a licensed trainer in PACE and MTC. Her gifts of teaching, insight, and creativity, combined with her experience, make her a highly effective trainer. Kimber brings a wealth of talent to our center with her broad background as a home educator for grades 1 -12, including work with cognitive enhancement and vision therapy.
With a B.A. in Applied Ecology/Environmental Health Science, she has fifteen years of experience as a professional technical writer creating training curriculum and procedures as well as studies and reports for private and governmental agencies.
Kimber has worked as a private instructor in high-school level biology, chemistry, and physics classes offered through BHEA, SIEGE, and Thursday Connection. In addition, Kimber has completed many training hours in curriculum administration and special education in the areas of Language Arts, Math, and General Education.
Anne is an experienced Middle School classroom teacher and a licensed trainer in PACE and Master the Code. Anne is also an extremely talented artist, having taught Jr. High and High School art as well as working one summer as a Disney portrait artist. Anne's experience and creativity make her an excellent cognitive skills trainer.
Anne has experience creating workshops in animation, architecture, and advertising. Her calling and passion to work with individuals with cognitive disabilities has led her to create her own business, Art for Autism, LLC. Through this initiative, Anne helps students develop cognitive thought processes through a wide-range of visual art media.
Anne is a Knoxville native and is well-connected to agencies offering support for individuals with disabilities, particularly autism.
Karen is a licensed PACE and Master the Code cognitive trainer and holds a B.S. in Education from ETSU. As a Tennessee-licensed teacher in grades K-8, Karen has experience teaching in both public and private schools, as well as homeschool. Karen's classroom experience, knowledge of learning disabilities, and an enthusiastic attitude make her a highly-adept cognitive skills trainer.
Committed to serving students with excellence, Karen has continued her professional development in the areas of dyslexia training and writing. Karen is an energetic and enthusiastic and enjoys serving her community as a dedicated volunteer.
To provide affordable and effective educational interventions through cognitive skills development and enhanced tutoring, based on the latest research in the fields of neurology, psychology, and education.
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