Staff

All staff members associated with Alabama Game Changers have a direct tie to someone with Dyslexia. We have all experienced similar challenges in obtaining help for our own loved ones. This created a passion to build a program that would be available and accessible to anyone in need of help.

Stephanie Denton, MD

Co-Founder/Medical Director

Dr. Denton spends considerable time volunteering behind the scenes "building and supporting" Alabama Game Changers.  She oversees and provides medical reviews on all evaluations. She also is very active in our advocacy coalition. She works tirelessly to bring Dyslexia education and awareness to local physicians, educators, and the general public.

When her youngest son unexpectedly struggled with reading, writing, and spelling; her special interest in school age learning disorders began.  She experienced firsthand the struggles that come with not only how to obtain a diagnosis but also how to access appropriate intervention services for a child with dyslexia.  Stephanie’s experience gave her a passion -- to help enable other parents to find the information they need to help their own children who are struggling. She began reading everything available to her and attended numerous awareness and advocacy events to build her knowledge base.  She also pursued graduate level educational courses which qualified her to evaluate for dyslexia

 

Stephanie serves on the Board of IDA-AL, member of Decoding Dyslexia-AL, as well as a part of the ALSDE’s Dyslexia Advisory Council. 

Angela P. Fletcher, MA Ed

Executive Director/Event Coordinator

Mrs. Fletcher started working part-time with AGC in July 2017 after retiring from 29 years of teaching. Her position allows AGC to continue to build and serve the families, children, teachers, tutors, and community when faced with learning struggles such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia. Mrs. Fletcher came on board as the Executive Director while the co-founder, Karen Belcher, stepped down to spend time with her family and work. 

Angela started her career in Jefferson County Schools in 1988 as a school zone secretary and then began teaching Business Education in 1989.  She retired from Mortimer Jordan High School where she was the Career Tech Co-op Supervisor, and taught Business and Workforce Essentials. 

 

Angela began her Dyslexia journey in 2008, when her youngest son was diagnosed after 3rd grade by AL Scottish Rite Learning Center. After two years of getting the appropriate tutoring for her son; she feels she became a better teacher and a voice to other public school students who struggled to read.

Angela is a member of IDA-AL, Decoding Dyslexia-AL, and ALSDE’s Dyslexia Advisory Council.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and daughter-in-law. 

Pam Moran, BS

Intake Coordinator

Mrs. Moran is the initial contact with families and educators. She gets things started by collecting pre-evaluation information on students and schedules the evaluations. 

 

Pam serves on the Board of Decoding Dyslexia-AL, IDA-Alabama, and ALSDE’s Dyslexia Advisory Council.

 

Pam began her journey with Dyslexia when her youngest son struggled in elementary school.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.

Janice Johnson, MA Ed

Evaluator

Mrs. Johnson conducts educational and intellectual evaluations for the program. She is a licensed psychometrist and certified exceptional education teacher. Janice retired after 37 years of teaching, spending the first several years with Birmingham City and Mobile County School Systems; the last 32 years of her career were spent teaching special needs students at Vestavia Hills High School.

Janice graduated from Auburn University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education (K-12) with a concentration in the area of Behavior Disturbances. In 1981, at the University of South Alabama, she earned a Master's of Education degree in Special Education (K-12) with a concentration in the areas of Emotional Disorders and Specific Learning Disabilities. Janice also received her certification and license in Psychometry while attending USA in Mobile. She has continued her education in the broad area of special education by participating in countless professional workshops, trainings, and state and local meetings while concurrently teaching special needs students from whom she learned the most useful lessons of all.

Janice plans to continue helping parents by providing parents guidance in understanding what their children may need educationally and how to work successfully with the schools to get the appropriate services for their students. Janice is well trained in the area of parent/student advocacy and has worked closely with the local Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) office in Homewood to help prepare students to transition from high school to the world of work and/or college.

LeAnn McMillan, Ed. S., Orton-Gillingham Trained

Evaluator

Mrs. McMillan graduated in ’96 from the College of Charleston with a degree in psychology. She received her Orton-Gillingham training at The Schenck School in Atlanta, Ga. while teaching. She has completed one year of graduate courses in her pursuit of a specialist in education, Ed. S degree in school psychology.

Her oldest daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade. LeAnn is impassioned in helping struggling readers’ find the resources they need to succeed. She believes early intervention was the key in helping her oldest and hopes to educate and encourage other parents.

She is grateful to be a part of Alabama Game Changers, testing students and helping parents receive resources available to help their child be successful in the classroom. LeAnn has taught at Spring Valley School but now does tutoring for dyslexia.

LeAnn enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters, and extended family in Birmingham.

Bonnie Wilson, MA Ed-Dyslexia Therapy, CALT

Evaluator

Mrs. Wilson earned her (MA, Ed) in Dyslexia Therapy from Mississippi College, which is based on Orton-Gillingham methodology approach that combines auditory/visual/kinesthetic  learning  modalities. When  completing  this program,  Mrs.  Wilson  provided  over  820  direct  clinical  hours  in  dyslexia therapy; working  one  on  one  or  with  small  groups.

Bonnie is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)  through  the  Academic Language Therapy Association and is a member of IDA-AL. She volunteers weekly with the Literacy Council of Central Alabama, providing instruction  to  adults  who  want  to  learn  to  read  more  proficiently.  She is devoted to providing resources to families, advocating for children struggling with specific learning disorders in reading, writing and math. She aims  to  support  families  in  navigating  educational  systems,  to  understand their  legal  rights, and  to  partner  with  their  local  schools  to  accommodate and/or modify curriculum as appropriate for struggling students.

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