Diagnostic Team

PROVEN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS
30+ years as PreK-18 educators with numerous teaching and education research awards!
Cofounders and Team members meet all Federal and State professional regulations.

Joan N. Ickes (Maier), EdD
Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder

Diagnostician
 

Joan N. Ickes, (Maier) EdD is CEO, co-founder, and diagnostician of Dynamic Learners, Inc. (DLI) in the metropolitan area of Houston, Texas.  Dr. Ickes earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction at Illinois State University and a Master of Science degree in reading at the University of Missouri.  Joan was an associate professor of education and chair of internship program initiatives and school district-university partnerships at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Sam Houston State University.

 

Joan has over 40 years of experience working with learners of all ages.  She began her career as a public-school secondary teacher and as a literacy diagnostician for K-12 students and adults.   Professionally, she works with a variety of individuals with learning disabilities, including those with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, auditory processing disorder, and academic curriculum-gaps.  Joan’s research includes academic learning disabilities, personal learning passions and strategies, and innovative curriculum design and teaching strategies.  Joan presents at research conferences nationally and internationally and provides professional development for school districts.  She has authored numerous curriculum programs, articles and book chapters and has been recognized professionally with awards for her research and teaching.

 

As CEO of DLI, she conducts training seminars for learning specialists and hands-on workshops for parents.  She engages in community outreach with individuals, organizations, and businesses that will provide financial support for our clients who represent underserved individuals with learning disabilities.  As a DLI diagnostician, she conducts diagnostic analysis and prescribes personalized learning solutions and develops personal learning passion (PLP) curriculum with learning specialist for our clients.  She is a passionate advocate and mentor for clients and their families living with learning disabilities.   

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Lillian Benavente McEnery, EdD

Co-Founder

EdD Curriculum & Instruction
MS Reading Education
BS Elementary Education

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Wren Bump, PhD

Learning & Diagnostic Specialist
PhD Human Learning and Development 
MS Elementary and SpecialEducation
BS Elementary Education

Learning Specialists
Baytown & Surrounding Areas

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SANDRA TILTON

Learning Specialist

MS Mid-Management
BS Home Economics

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CLAUDIA OVALLE

Learning Specialist

Bi-Lingual Learning Specialist

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RHONDA PONDER

Learning Specialist

MS in Elementary Education
BS in Elementary Education

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CHRISTIE HAHN

Learning Specialist

Texas Lutheran University BA Accounting
Lamar University MS Educational Administration
Professional Experience: Currently
Barbers Hill ISD Mathematics Instructional Coach

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LAURA KOVALCIK

Learning Specialist

MS Elementary & Reading Education
BS Elementary Education

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KAREN GORDY

Learning Specialist

Graduate level coursework in Elem Ed
Masters of Music
BMEd in Elementary/Secondary Ed

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RENEE ADDISON

Learning Specialist

BA Education

Learning Specialists
Kingwood & Woodlands

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Texas A&M MS Reading Education

Texas A&M BS Elementary Education
 

I am an educator with over 30 years of professional experience teaching K-4 students to read. My training and experience has focused on assisting students who are having difficulty learning skills and strategies to read successfully. It brightens my day, when I see the glow in their eyes as their reading improves through employing different reading strategies. It is my goal for all students to become successful learners. Each student learns at different levels and rates. I am dedicated to working with students individually until they become the successful learners I know they were meant to be.

Director of Marketing

JACQUELINE WHITAKER

Director of Marketing & Public Relations
BA in Communication
AA Journalism

 

PROVEN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS
30+ years as PreK-18 educators with numerous teaching and education research awards!
Cofounders and Team members meet all Federal and State professional regulations.
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Dynamic Learners, Inc., is a nonprofit educational organization
“for diagnosis and intervention of reading and math literacy
deficits of children and adults, including underserved and
bilingual learners.”

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