The Staff

maryMary Rozendal, PhD, ET/P, founder and director of EnCourage Institute, has extensive teaching experience in K-16 settings. She is certified in K-8 General Education, K-12 Special Education and K-12 Music Education. She is a Professional Educational Therapist with AET.

marciaMarcia Harris Last, M.S.; BCBA, is a child development specialist and behavioral therapist. She is a certified P.L.A.Y. Project consultant, is DIR/Floortime trained, and specializes in addressing developmental needs for ages 0-18 years.

beckyzRebecca Zwart, MEd is a certified teacher in K-8 General Education and 6-8 Language Arts and Math.  She specializes in math and language arts interventions, study skills and ACT & GRE preparation.

zachZachary VanDenend, MEd is a certified teacher in 7-12 History and   K-12 Special Education. He is an experienced special education teacher and he specializes in learning strategies and study skills.

sarahSarah Rubingh is a certified teacher in K-8 General Education, K-12 Cognitive and Hearing Impairments.  She specializes in integrating processing therapies with academic interventions.

beckytBecky Tasma, MA is a certified teacher in K-8 General Education, Grade 9 Language Arts and Music and has an Early Childhood Endorsement.  She specializes in reading and learning strategies.

cindyCindy Holwerda is a certified teacher in K-8 General Education.  She specializes in early reading and mathematics skill development.

Lucinda Zamani is a certified teacher in 6-12 English and 6-12 English as a Second Language.  She specializes in writing and bilingual Spanish tutoring.

barbBarbara S. Bol is a veteran teacher with over 32 years of elementary teaching experience.  Mrs. Bol specializes in early reading and mathematics skill development.

Ellen Murray, MEd is a certified teacher in K-8 General Education, K-12 Special Education.  She specializes in language arts and math interventions for upper elementary and middle school students.

jennifer

Jennifer Grofvert is certified teacher in 6-12 social studies.  She specializes in content area reading and tutoring for middle and high school humanities classes.