Amy Miller, MA, MFA, CALP
Amy Miller co-founded May Center for Learning in 2011, after 20 years’ teaching experience on the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. She earned her BA from American University, her MA from St. John’s College, and her MFA from Arizona State University. Amy is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and a trainer for the SEE Multi-Sensory Language Teaching Program. Amy also has specialized training in a number of evidence-based programs for students with language-based learning differences, including Lindamood Bell and Hill Center Methodology. She is a frequent professional development presenter at regional education conferences and at varied schools and organizations. Amy is also a Board member of the Southwest chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA).
Stephanie Binkley, MA, CALP
St. John’s Early Childhood and Elementary Director
Stephanie has had a passion for working with children with learning differences since high school when she had the opportunity to be a teacher’s aide in a classroom for peers with special needs. She received a Bachelor’s in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and a Masters in Human Relations with an emphasis in counseling in 2004. As a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner, Stephanie has extensive training in working with children with language delays. She has most recently been trained in the DuBard Association Method and Lindamood Bell.
Heidi Schmidt, MA, LED, CALP
Director of Tutoring & Assessment, Certified Educational Diagnostician
Heidi has worked for 15 years as a general education teacher, as well as a special education and gifted student teacher in both private school settings and with the Santa Fe Public Schools. The mother of two teenage boys, Heidi is not only an advocate for students in her professional life, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges and frustrations a learning disability can cause for her child and her family. Heidi is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner and has completed multi-sensory language teacher training in both the Sounds in Syllables Multisensory Language Program and the Shelton Sequential English Education Program. Additionally, Heidi recently completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. Always a lifelong learner, she also holds a post graduate certificate in educational diagnosis. Her passion continues to be to teach, support and advocate for bright children who don’t fit into the traditional education mold.