Meet our Instructors

Executive Director Emeritus

Beverly Dooley, Ph.D, LDT, CALT-QI

Dr. Dooley has been a certified academic language therapist for 44 years. She spent two years in public education and was then trained as an intern at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas in the original Alphabetic Phonics Program. She was with the Shelton School for 12 years as a therapist and Curriculum Director. She started a school, Southwest Academy, a school for Learning Different Children and was there for 18 years.  She came to McKinney Christian to begin the Directed Studies Support Program. She now instructs in the Take Flight Program at McKinney Christian.


Director of Training

Pam Bazis, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QI Pam Bazis has 28 years of experience in education.  She spent her first 25 years in public schools as an elementary general education teacher, reading specialist, instructional specialist and dyslexia therapist.  Pam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education. Pam is an instructor in McKinney, Tex. and Wheaton, Ill. Pam is currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in the field of Special Education with a focus on Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Intervention development. 

Director of Certification

Peggy Brooks, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QI
Peggy Brooks has 34 years of experience in education.  She spent 28 years in public schools teaching K, 1st and 4th.  She spent her last 5 years in public school as a Dyslexia Therapist in Allen, Texas.  After retiring in 2008, Peggy taught 6 more years at Southwest Academy and at McKinney Christian Academy.  Peggy works with private students in Fairview, Texas as a Dyslexia Therapist and is an instructor at McKinney Christian Multisensory Training Center.


Deb Scott, MS, LDT, CALT-QI Deb is a therapist in Allen ISD and instructs in Texas.

Kara Janasak, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QIT 
Kara is a therapist and district instructional specialist in Allen ISD and instructs in Texas.
Tara Chapman, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QI Tara is the Director of the Written Word: Center for Dyslexia and Learning in Wheaton, Illinois and instructs with Pam Bazis and Noel Leif in that program. Noel Leif, CALT, ICALP Noel is the Director of the Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning in Springfield, Missouri and instructs with Dr. Dooley.

Instructors in Training

Melody Herring, M.Ed, LDT, CALT Melody is an Educational Diagnostician for Frisco ISD in Frisco, Texas.

Tiffani Standridge, M.Ed, LDT, CALT
Tiffani is a Therapist and Educational Diagnostician at  Imagine International Academy of North Texas in McKinney, Texas.

Marla McKan, M.Ed, CALT Marla is a therapist in Springfield, Missouri.