Liz Morris- BA Psychology, OVT, Director
Liz Morris is a graduate of Queens University
with BA in Psychology, with an emphasis on cognitive development. Liz has worked with children with learning differences for more than a decade and spent 5+ years as a vision therapist treating individuals with visual
dysfunctions. She is also trained in the
Orton-Gillingham/Wilson Method and Brain Gym.
Her extensive understanding of how visual perception affects learning led her to create a unique program to develop cognitive skills. Her passion is working with children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Visual Processing Disorder, PDD, and other learning disabilities.
Suzanne Halaburda- Writing Instructor
Suzanne started her teaching career at
Appalachian State University, where she earned her B.S. and MA degrees.
She continued at CPCC and in CMS before she landed at UNC Charlotte, where she is a Senior Lecturer in the University Writing Program. She sees writing as an important life skill and a crucial tool in learning and self-discovery.
Susan Mangum- Yoga Teacher
Susan believes yoga is a external practice that has
led her to internal peace. Through her 20 year practice of asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation she has learned how to control emotions and clean up the internal environment. The practices of yoga enabled Susan to connect to others on a spiritual level. The practice of yoga has allowed her heart to open so big that she has room for everyone. Having experienced this for herself this has created a
passion to lead others to the the same state of consciousness.
Synthia Gerson, MS Ed.- Reading, Social Studies,
& Science Instructor
Synthia earned a BA in elementary education and history from Hofstra University, and her MS in elementary education with a specialization in children’s literature from Queens College. She has completed some additional graduate courses in special education from The Center For Integrated Teacher Education (CITE) and The College of Saint Rose, and has experience co- teaching inclusion classes. She has taught 6th grade language arts, social studies, science, and math in public schools in New York City and Charlotte for over 15 years. Synthia is passionate about fostering a life long
love of reading literature with her students.
Olivia Brock- Assistant Math Teacher
Olivia Brock recently completed her first year of teaching at a small private school in Matthews, which catered to those with learning differences and mental health disorders. She has been professionally tutoring since she graduated high school in 2014, with Math as her primary focus. She is
also a private piano and voice instructor. Her passion is to help children enjoy learning, despite their circumstances!