ABOUT THE FOUNDER
After graduating with her BS in Psychology, Dana Judd married her best friend almost 24 years ago. Joel is a physical therapist and owns two private practice clinics in Colleyville and Southlake. They have four beautiful children – two daughters and two sons. Their kids are one of the most important parts of their lives. All four of their children struggle with the learning disabilities of ADHD and dyslexia. Their struggles well prepared Dana to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education and specialization in Multisensory Instruction from Dallas Baptist University.
Through her specialization study at The Shelton School in Dallas, Dana obtained her certification as an academic language therapist (CALT), as well as, her Dyslexia Therapist licensure for the state of Texas. Her time with The Shelton School was inspirational and provided in depth instruction in brain learning, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, other learning disabilities, diagnosis, evaluation, as well as the emotional components of anxiety and behavior. She has ACSI educator and specialization certification.
Over the last 15 years, she has taught in many different private education environments but privately tutored and provided academic language therapy to public, private, and homeschool students across the metroplex. Dana has always been known to be the teacher with “heart” who’s classroom is “A Safe Place to Learn”, but now she has created this environment in all the classrooms within Inspire Academy. She loves teaching students “outside the box”!