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Alison Santa Maria, MAT, CALT, CDT

Executive Director, Springs Literacy Center

Alison Santa Maria received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Coe College in 2009. She earned her Master's of Arts in Teaching and the Literacy Intervention Specialist Program from Colorado College in 2015. Within the practice she founded, she has logged over 1500 clinical teaching hours. In addition, she was employed as an interventionist for a local  public school from 2013-2016. While working there, she was awarded a $2000 for a grant she wrote to provide  audiobook accomodations for the public school library. Alison was awarded the National ALTA Therapy Level Scholarship in 2015 , recognizing her contribution to improving services for those with dyslexia. Alison also serves as President-Elect  for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Academic Language Therapy Association. 

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Christine Prindle, MAT CALP

Chris Prindle earned her B.A. in English Literature from Azusa Pacific University in 2015. In 2016, Chris went on to the University of Colorado in Denver to complete her teaching preparation program and earn a Special Education Generalist K-12 teaching license. She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree, Reading Specialist credential, IDA Certified Dyslexia Therapist Certification, and ALTA Certified Academic Language Practioner Certification in 2018 through Colorado College.  Chris is trained in and is familiar with intervention programs such as Take Flight, Neuhaus, Phonics Blast and Boost, ECAW, and Linda Mood Bell multisensory curriculums. Chris has 5 years of intervention experience in both special education moderate needs public education and group home settings. Chris is also a current board member and VP of Marketing for the Rocky Mountain ALTA chapter. Chris also works as staff at the local nonprofit, Children’s Literacy Center. Chris is a passionate educator and proponent for equal access to research based literacy intervention for Colorado. 

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Brooke Sassi, MAT, CALP