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.
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Lillian Benavente McEnery, EdD

Co-founder

Diagnostician

Board Director
 

Lillian Beneavente McEnery, EdD is co-founder, diagnostician, and a director of the Board of Dynamic Learners, Inc. (DLI) in the metropolitan area of Houston, Texas.  Dr. McEnery earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston and a Master of Science degree in reading at the University of Houston.   Lillian is a professor of education, the director of the reading clinic, and former interim associate dean of education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

 

Lillian has over 30 years of experience working with learners of all ages.  She began her career as a public-school elementary teacher and as a literacy diagnostician for K-12 and community college students.   Professionally, she trains graduate students who work with a variety of individuals with learning disabilities, including those with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, auditory processing disorder, and academic curriculum-gaps.  Lillian’s research includes motivation and engagement factors in the areas of reading and writing, the fostering and development of active learning environments, and family literacy initiatives within at-risk communities.  She has facilitated numerous workshops and research presentations nationally and internationally.  She provides professional development in the area of literacy to many school districts.  Lillian has received several professional awards for her teaching and research.

 

As a DLI’s board director, she participates in decisions and activities to promote our mission and programs.  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 for our clients.  Lillian is passionate about working alongside learners of all ages to assist them in gaining strategies and mindsets that empower them to experience success in school and life.

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Joan Ickes, EdD

Co-Founder

 

EdD Curriculum & Instruction
MS Reading Education
BS Secondary Education

 

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Wren Bump, PhD

Learning & Diagnostic Specialist
PhD Human Learning and Development 
MS Elementary and Special Education
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

Grad. 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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