Who We Are
Nanette Clatterbuck, M.Ed., is presently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Learning Differences Resource Group (LDRG). Prior to serving in this role, she worked for Aquinas College where she served as the Dean in the School of Education, as well as a tenured faculty member.
Her thirty-five year history with the program includes serving as Lake Michigan Academy’s first teacher and Executive Director in 1985. When she left in 1996, she continued to serve on the Board of Directors and held several executive committee positions including Vice President in 1999 and President in 2007.
Nanette is actively involved in the community and currently serves as the Co-Chairperson for the Community Literacy Initiative Advisory Board for the West Michigan Literacy Center, is a member of the Circle Theatre Community Engagement Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Comprehensive Therapy Center.
She is the recipient of several awards including the Grand Valley State University Alumni Award for Leadership, the YWCA Tribute Women of Achievement Award Honored by Dickinson-Wright, PLLC, Proud Project Award Recipient from the National Learning Disability Association, Faculty Member of the Year at Aquinas College, Outstanding Educator by the Grand Rapids Foundation, and Award of Excellence by the Michigan Association of Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Contractual Social Science and am pursuing my Masters of Management Degree.
I worked for Aquinas College for about 16 years serving last as their Manager of Health and Wellness. I next moved on to work for Grand Rapids Community College for the last year and a half.
I am the Mother of two amazing young men who help keep me young. While my legal name is Veronica, you will hear everyone refer to me as Miss Vern. I answer to most anything! I look forward to working with all of you and would like to propose an opportunity to help cultivate our community.
Amy Barto has been part of Lake Michigan Academy’s program for twenty years through roles as Classroom Teacher, Summer School Director and two separate terms as Executive Director. Amy has a degree in Elementary Education, English and Social Studies from Aquinas College and a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities.
Amy’s current roles at LMA include registrar, educational documentation, curriculum development and supports, college-career readiness programming, seminar instructor, assessment supports and communications.
When she is not at LMA, Amy is a “sports mom” for her two teenagers, reading, or actively representing educators and individuals with learning disabilities through involvement with various community organizations and committees including Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan, Michigan’s Special Education Advisory Committee, Senior Neighbors Advisory Council, Campfire West MI 4C TA Council and Learning Disabilities Association of America.