As an organization of Christians we believe our primary purpose is to glorify God by*:
Providing hope for families facing academic and behavioral challenges.
Using the neurodevelopmental approach to enable our clients to reach their full God-given potential.
Guiding families in the education of their children.
* We provide products and services to all families whether they agree with our religious convictions or not.
Maggie was raised in a military family and moved around much during her childhood. She was raised in a Christian home. After high school she earned a BA from Faith Baptist Bible College in Christian Education, Missions and Bible in 1972. She earned a BA in Elementary Education in 1980 from Cedarville College and an MA in Special Education from Adams State College in 1989. She has lived in Spanish speaking countries (Costa Rica, Spain) for around 17 years as a military dependent, student, and missionary schoolteacher.
She is certified in the State of Washington to teach: Elementary K-8; Special Education K-12; Reading K-12 and Spanish K-12. She has Lifetime certifications with Association of Christian Schools International in five areas.
During her years as a teacher in schools and working with homeschoolers she has searched for more tools to help students who have learning struggles. Maggie found that the neurodevelopmental approach provides the help that solve student's learning difficulties, not just accommodate for them. Maggie is a member of the International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists and is a certified Neurodevelopmentalist at the Associate Professional level.
Ronnie was raised in a military family and traveled some overseas with the U.S. Air Force. His duties include all the behind the scenes work of our vocation. He keeps track of the finances and manages our computers.
He has years of administrative experience as an Air Force Administration Specialist as well as Owner / Manager of Amazing Christian Literature Center, Master Enterprises Learning Center, Center for Neuro Development and Unlocking Learning Potential. He is a July 1998 graduate of Business Computer Training Institute.
Both Ronnie and Maggie consider worship services at Grace Baptist Church be the highlight of their week.
Maggie Dail, M.A. CND
Laura Barnes CBT
After traveling much during her childhood, Laura Barnes graduated from high school from Moberly, Missouri. in 1988. She studied at Tulsa Community College and has completed an online course, Overcoming Learning Challenges. She has been married for 27 years and has three children. Laura has homeschooled her children and a niece for the past 20 years. She has taught yearbook in the Heartland Homeschool co-op last year but also taught drama and P.E. in another homeschool co-op several years ago.
Laura "graduated" recently having all three of her children graduate from homeschool high school; the last one graduated in 2016. With her last child, she has had many struggles over the years teaching him. Prior to his graduation, he was tested and it was discovered that he had problems with visual and auditory dominance. Since he has been working with a Brain Trainer he has made many improvements. It is through watching her son’s growth in education and in social settings that she was greatly encouraged. Laura is seeking to help others who are working to make education more productive and more enjoyable. Laura joined us as a Brain Trainer and began working with families beginning in August 2015.
In addition to Brain Training, Laura comes prepared to help our families with the nutrition side of things. While we are not medical professionals, we do make referrals to medical practitioners or nutrition based help that comprises a significant piece to the puzzle for our students. Laura has learned to cook meals that meet the needs of the varied needs of her family. She loves to cook. Many families find it daunting to learn to cook a new way when confronted with the need to eliminate ingredients that make up our Standard American Diet. Laura is available to be your Menu Coach. She provides menus and recipes for 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners plus snacks, and desserts. For her clients, she is on call to answer questions.
Angel Garrett -CBT
Early Childhood &
Angel grew up in a Christian home. She went to a private Christian school from kindergarten through tenth grade; except for second and third grade when she was homeschooled. Finished high school in 2001 after attending public school for the eleventh and twelfth grade. She graduated with BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in 2007 from UNO. She did start some graduate work at Capella University for an MA in School Psychology. She has a strong desire to work with children with autism and children birth to age five. She has been working with children or adults with disabilities since 2002. During that time she worked for public schools for three years, lead preschool teacher for two years, had her own in-home daycare for four years and worked with adults with disabilities through Mosaic for five years. Angel has three children. She has advocated, searched for, ensured services for her son with disabilities in different latitudes. She has been through the system in different capacities as a parent, as a student, as an employee, in the schools as well as through state services.
Marissa Seabolt, MEd, CBT
Marissa Seabolt is a native of Georgia and has lived in Alabama, Virginia, and is currently living in Colorado with her husband of 26 years, her four children, and her 6 month old grandson!
Marissa earned her BS from Auburn University with a major in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree from the University of Montevallo in Elementary Education. She taught kindergarten and 4th grade before having her first child and then dedicated the next 12 years to raising her family. While at home, she was actively involved in the community as a children's teacher as well as a women's leader in both bible studies and at church. It was during her time in Georgia that she was first introduced to the Neurodevelopmental Approach. She decided to invest the time and energy to doing all she could to help her 2nd daughter who had struggled for many years in the traditional school setting. Seeing how powerful and effective this program has been,was a catalyst to her future teaching style and her desire to help other families who are struggling.
Marissa has extensive teaching experience in Classical, Christian, and home school education. For the last 13 years she has taught students from preschool age through 8th grade. She brings that knowledge and tools to her clients and to the Unlocking Learning family. She is passionate, engaging, and helps learning be fun and exciting!