The MINDscapes Team
At MINDscapes we are very proud of our amazing staff. They work tirelessly in the clinic and schools to provide Gold Level services to children with special education needs. All of our staff are highly educated and experienced in their respective fields. We bring a spirit of cooperation and willingness to learn to our daily work.
At MINDscapes LLC we believe that no goal is too small and it’s never too late to grow. We believe that any gap can be bridged with dedication, creativity, and patience. We are a team of professionals from various educational disciplines who work hand-in-hand to help your child reach their maximum learning potential.
Dr. Kelli Sears – Phd., NASP
Head of Psychological Services
Dr. Kelli Sears is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), dually licensed by the Ohio Boards of Psychology and Education. She earned her PhD in School Psychology from The Ohio State University.
She has provided school psychological services to students in grades PreK-12 in public, private, charter and home school settings.
Dr. Sears has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of educationally related disabilities across categories of qualification, with a professional focus on Emotional Disturbance, Trauma, and Autism.
Head of Human Resources
Kendra Potts is a business owner and manager, wife, and homeschooling mother of six. She has a background in business administration, healthcare, and working with people with disabilities.
Her passion is to create a comfortable environment for both clients and their families, while helping cultivate fun and innovative ways for clients to receive services.
Head of Marketing and NeurOptimal
Donnie Sears has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. He has provided support to educational service providers in the schools for over seven years as a psychology aide. He enjoys the complex nature of school psychology work and enjoys the satisfaction of helping students advance in their education.
Donnie is our lead Brain Trainer in the NeurOptimal Department and heads up all of the marketing and public relations for MINDscapes. His passions include children, music, and art.
Dr. Kailey McDaniel – OTD, OTR-L
Head of Occupational Therapy
Kailey has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 2 years. She attended Capital University to earn her Early Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist degree and attended Kettering College’s OTD Program to receive her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. Kailey has 9 years experience with ABA Therapy and providing services to students on the autism spectrum.
In her free time, Kailey enjoys adventures with her son, traveling the world, and anything outdoors!
Stephen Potts – OG Specialist
Head of Educational Services
Stephen Potts is an experienced Special Education teacher and Orton Gillingham Reading Specialist, with a demonstrated history of working in the education management field. He has a k-12 Education degree from Liberty University/Walden university. Mr. Potts is also skilled in research, educational leadership, as well as lesson planning.
Mr. Potts is married and has six wonderful children. Next to special education services his passions are art, poetry, music, and reading a good book. He is looking forward to the year and watching the MINDscapes kids excel!
Dr. Joshua Garner – Ph.D., BCBA-D, COBA
Head of Behavioral Services
Dr. Joshua Garner joined the team as our NEW Behavior Specialist. He has been working in special education and behavioral pediatrics for about 15 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Throughout his career, Joshua has served in many roles including a research assistant at The Ohio State University Medical Center, a trainee of behavioral pediatrics, and an
assistant professor and director of research for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently, Dr. Garner is a consultant of behavioral pediatrics and special education.
In addition, he is co-president and director of The Behavioral Education Research Initiative—a research-based organization serving the educational community. He has several publications regarding the resurgence of operant behavior, global issues, and direct instruction. Dr. Joshua Garner is excited to be a part of the MINDscapes family and share our vision for helping others!
Olivia Tennison – M.S., CCC-SLP
Head of Speech and Language
Olivia has been a speech pathologist for just over four years, working in pediatrics. She attended The University of Akron for her undergraduate work in Speech Language Pathology and attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas for her graduate work in Speech Language Pathology.
She enjoys spending time with her golden doodle, Ollie, hiking, spending time with family, music, and adventuring around the world.
Dr. Trenton DeVore – Phd.
Head of School Psychology
I earned my PhD and MA in School Psychology from the Ohio State University. As a school psychologist, my primary strength is building interpersonal relationships when collaborating with staff, parents, and students. I am well-versed in dynamic psychoeducational evaluations, academic and behavioral interventions, and data-based decision making. I understand the intense demands of a school psychologist, and thus continue to develop my technological and organizational skills to improve the efficiency of my work. At the end of the day, we are here to support academic, social, and emotional growth of the children in our community.
The rest of our amazing staff…
Angela is the office manager for MINDscapes LLC. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has worked for an ENT office in Lancaster for 4 years before beginning this journey with MINDscapes.
She is a mom of 2 girls—Gracie, 15, and Rowynn, 12 and the bonus mom to Alexander (Xander), almost 7. She stands ready to assist you with whatever matters related of MINDscapes LLC invoicing, billing, and payments.
Ellen Bell earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin University. After working with children pre-k through 8th grade for 24 years, returned to college to earn Associate of Applied Science-Occupational Therapy Assistant from Zane State College. She is currently certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Ellen is dually-licensed by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainer’s Board and the Ohio Department of Education.
Ellen provides occupational therapeutic serves under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist (Kailey McDaniel).
Speech and Language Pathologist – M.A. CCC-SLP
Jenna Thompson graduated from Kent State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She completed her graduate coursework at Kent State as well, earning her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015.
Jenna is licensed by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board and the Ohio Department of Education. Prior to joining the MINDscapes team, Jenna worked for five years as a speech-language pathologist in long-term care.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.