Our Team of Therapists, Teachers & Tutors

"I suffered from severe dyslexia. I was the only child on my block on Halloween to go 'Trick or Trout' ... here comes that young Williams boy. Better get some fish."

(Robin Williams)

The Daily Challenge of Instructing Students in How to Apply Critical Thinking Skills to All Core Classes.

Julienne Burton

              Homeschool Specialist,

              Office Manager, Tutor



Mira Pepper
Language Therapy

Jillian Hanson

Language Therapy

Julienne possesses a wealth of knowledge and brings in-depth interactive experiences to BLS. After spending 12 years in the corporate world of Leadership and Management, she decided to follow her life long passion of teaching children who experience learning difficulties. 

Jillian is an Ashford University Graduate. She has a passion for understanding the science of how students 

learn to read as she offers them structured Language Therapy, "Take Flight," the most effective and intensive Language Therapy available.

Experienced in Educating children, Mira received her BS from Texas Tech University, then her Special Education Certification from the University of Texas at Permian Basin, Midland.

    She is presently being trained in "Take Flight" through the Scottish Rite Temple in Las Cruces, N.M.

Chip Bryant

Tutoring & Languages/Latin

Jan Moon

Tutoring & Home Schooling

Chip received his BA in Religion/ Languages & Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. He also received his MA in Theology and Biblical Languages. He was a pastor from 1997 to 2006 in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.

     Chip also teaches Latin and brings with him, a wealth of multi-subjects tutoring experience. He spent 11 years in teaching and working with students. His passion for children is evident and purposeful.


Jan brings a wealth of class-room experience to BLS. She 

received her BA in Elementary Ed. with a double major in Lang-uage Arts in K-12. 

     She was then awarded her MA in Reading. Jan also taught at the elementary school level for 29 years. Her teaching experience includes both private and public education.

D'Anne Carter

American Sign Language

Johna Schutz

Art Teacher

D'Anne received her BA from NMSU and an MA in business from the University of Phoenix. She then reenrolled at Phoenix College in order to obtain her degree in American Sign Language Interpretation.

     She has instructed and inter-preted for community meetings, 

schools, churches, and The Hearing Impaired & Visually Handicapped.

Johna, a creatively gifted artist, adds much to the learning process at BLS. She received her BA in Art from NMSU and brings with her, 13 years of experience in teaching Creative Arts K-12.

Emilio Torres

Math Specialist

Emilio's deep knowledge of advanced Match and Science adds to the possibilities of success for your struggling child. His gift of sensitivity to each student's learning difficul-ties results in confidence and immediate improvement.

Some May Require...

Many individuals require one-on-one reading/language therapy with explicit instruction that begins with the basic English phonetic rules and gradually builds into higher levels of learning, using step-by-step, multi-sensory techniques.

Our Exciting Mission

Our BLS Team believes in personal and quality educational opportunities to meet the needs of students struggling with a variety of learning differences. 


Our staff provides a continuum of services throughout the school year, which address the severity of numerous specific learning challenges such as: comprehensive language

acquisition, math, science and other subject content.


BLS also provides tutorial services in the effective utilizing of assistive technology, which aids students' overall study skills, motivation and organization. The BLS tutors offer their 

students many effective strategies for preparing for standardized and state testing as well.   

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