The Lake Pointe Academy Team

....are credentialed and highly-qualified professionals experienced in working with children/adolescents living with complex learning differences.

Madalyn Cano, M.S., LMSW, M.Ed. candidate in Mind, Brain and Education

Founder/President

I have been working with children and families for over 30 years.  I have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.  My son is on the Autism Spectrum and has taught me a great deal about the unique challenges and needs families experience. I am passionate about making a difference in child development, education, family and community systems. My work now is focused on bridging Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Educational pedagogy into the field of education. I feel blessed that God has led me  to be able to apply life and career experience towards developing an innovative approach to educating and preparing children for reaching their own fullest potential, and strengthening our communities ability to serve them beyond the school setting.

"Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid".  

~  Albert Einstein

Susan Nelson, B.S. in Education Lead Teacher Lake Pointe Spartan for 3 years. As a Sunday school leader, God led me to work with children with special needs. Then he gave me my youngest son as a mentor. I have been striving to follow God's leading in this area for 35 years both professionally and with my family.  I go to Jeremiah 29:11 when things get overwhelming. God gives me hope and promises for a future for me, my family and my students. "For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Susan Nelson, B.S. in Education

Lead Teacher

Lake Pointe Spartan for 3 years.

As a Sunday school leader, God led me to work with children with special needs. Then he gave me my youngest son as a mentor. I have been striving to follow God's leading in this area for 35 years both professionally and with my family.  I go to Jeremiah 29:11 when things get overwhelming. God gives me hope and promises for a future for me, my family and my students.

"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Paula Prater, MAPC LPRC, Director Lake Pointe Spartan for 1 1/2 years I love being here at LPA! It's always exciting and full of life! "Be silly. Be Fun. Be different. Be Wacky! Be you! Because life is too short to be anything but Happy!"  -Unknown      

Paula Prater, MAPC

LPRC, Director

Lake Pointe Spartan for 1 1/2 years

I love being here at LPA! It's always exciting and full of life!

"Be silly. Be Fun. Be different. Be Wacky! Be you! Because life is too short to be anything but Happy!"  -Unknown

 

 

 

Susan Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP Co-Founder / LPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   I am a Speech Pathologist with over 34 years of experience. My husband and I have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. I am very passionate about working with children and families, developing social cognitive thinking skills needed for success in life beyond the school setting. Favorite Quote:  "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire". ~ William Butler Yeats            

Susan Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP

Co-Founder / LPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

I am a Speech Pathologist with over 34 years of experience. My husband and I have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. I am very passionate about working with children and families, developing social cognitive thinking skills needed for success in life beyond the school setting.

Favorite Quote: 

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire".

~ William Butler Yeats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherri Bozer, M.Ed. Lead Teacher New Lake Pointe Spartan!  Sherry brings over 31 years experience teaching in Special Education, and is passionate about providing an atmosphere that induces learning, where a child's needs are met academically, socially and emotionally.  New to Granbury, Sherri recently relocated from San Antonio with her husband to be close to their son  who serves on the Granbury Police Department.  "Think of Hope as a guiding light for the human heart."   ~ Thomas Kincaid

Sherri Bozer, M.Ed.

Lead Teacher

New Lake Pointe Spartan! 

Sherry brings over 31 years experience teaching in Special Education, and is passionate about providing an atmosphere that induces learning, where a child's needs are met academically, socially and emotionally.  New to Granbury, Sherri recently relocated from San Antonio with her husband to be close to their son  who serves on the Granbury Police Department. 

"Think of Hope as a guiding light for the human heart."  

~ Thomas Kincaid

Ariel Porter  Teacher: Movement and Creative Art Lake Pointe Spartan for 3 years              

Ariel Porter 

Teacher: Movement and Creative Art

Lake Pointe Spartan for 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Johnson, Certified 8-12 Math Teacher: Math/Science   Jordan  comes to us from San Antonio public schools.  Jordan and his wife, Erin recently moved to Granbury to be close to family. They are expecting their first child in March! Jordan is passionate about teaching, especially High School math, and will also be teaching science.                    

Jordan Johnson, Certified 8-12 Math

Teacher: Math/Science

 

Jordan  comes to us from San Antonio public schools.  Jordan and his wife, Erin recently moved to Granbury to be close to family. They are expecting their first child in March! Jordan is passionate about teaching, especially High School math, and will also be teaching science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Dixon, B.S. in Communication Disorders

Teacher

Lake Pointe Spartan for two years 

I am currently working on my certification to become a special education teacher. I enjoy learning from my students, watching them grow and become the best versions of themselves. When I am not at Lake Pointe, I enjoy taking pictures, running, reading, and traveling. 

 

Quote: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."

 ~ A League of Their Own

Becci Shipman Instructional Support: Neuronet Lake Pointe Spartan for 4 years

Becci Shipman

Instructional Support: Neuronet

Lake Pointe Spartan for 4 years

Evelyn Hughes, M.Ed. Teacher:  ELA/History/Social Studies New Lake Pointe Spartan! I am an experienced teaching professional with a talent for gaining the trust and confidence of students. I am highly motivated and resourceful, able to quickly identifies and resolve challenging classroom situations.  I am excited to be part of a team that strives to meet each student's needs and enable them to succeed while providing many growth opportunities.  Being 1 of 10 kids, growing up in the military I have lived in two countries and more than 10 States. I love reading, crafting, camping, baking, and spending time with my family.  Favorite Quote:  "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein

Evelyn Hughes, M.Ed.

Teacher:  ELA/History/Social Studies

New Lake Pointe Spartan!

I am an experienced teaching professional with a talent for gaining the trust and confidence of students. I am highly motivated and resourceful, able to quickly identifies and resolve challenging classroom situations.  I am excited to be part of a team that strives to meet each student's needs and enable them to succeed while providing many growth opportunities.  Being 1 of 10 kids, growing up in the military I have lived in two countries and more than 10 States. I love reading, crafting, camping, baking, and spending time with my family. 

Favorite Quote: 

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

~ Albert Einstein