Hope Springs CLC

Faculty/Teacher Credentials

 

Mrs. Bettina Cain

A.A. – Kalamazoo Valley Community College – 2003

BS – Secondary English & Speech 7-12 – Western Michigan University 2005

NILD – Level 2 trained – Southeastern University 2018 & Regent University 2019

NILD member affiliation – 2018-present 

Years Experience: 14

 

Mrs. Laura Doss

BS – Elementary Ed. K-8 – Liberty University 1985

M.Ed. – Learning Disabilities – Regent University 2014

Current GA teaching certificate 1989-present

PCET – NILD – Professionally Certified Educ.’l Therapist – Regent University 2011

Rx Reading – Certified 2019

FIE – B-2 & S-3 – Certified Mediator – 2014-present

PCDT – International Dyslexic Association Certification 2017-present

IDA & LDA member affiliation – 2017-present

NILD member affiliation – 2005-present

Brain Gyms – Level 1

Years Experience: 31

 

Mrs. Sherrie McColley

BS – Community Health Promotion/Clinical & Health Education Specialist – Liberty University 1989

PCET – NILD – Professionally Certified Educ.’l Therapist – Regent University 2015

Autism Specialist Certification – Liberty University 2017-present

PCDT – International Dyslexic Association Certification 2017-present

IDA & LDA member affiliation – 2017-present

NILD member affiliation – 2003-present

Years Experience: 20

 

Mrs. Nikki Verdoorn

BS – Psychology in secondary education with minor in counseling

Health care specialist – 7 years experience

NILD – Level 1 trained – Southeastern University – 2018

Rx Reading – Certified 2019

NILD member affiliation – 2018-present

Years Experience: 4

 

It is Hope Springs’ intention with God’s help to provide the best and most qualified staffing for your children. Every member of our staff and school board has a special love for students who struggle because they have a child of their own that struggles.

Because NILD training is so rigorous and expensive, it is the policy of Hope Springs to on-site train 1st year teachers for two reasons:

  1. to give the new therapist a solid background in learning disabilities and hands-on experience so beneficial in completing that level I formal training (a 5-week course),
  2. to divert the cost of training teachers who might decide leave Hope Springs at the end of the year.  In one year alone the cost of training can exceed $10,000.