About LEC

Learning Enhancement Centers traces it roots to 2003, when Christina Carson, a Special Education teacher specializing in students with learning disabilities, founded the first center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Since then, Learning Enhancement Centers has helped more than 1000 students strengthen their cognitive skills, and thereby improving their grades and their confidence — and success in all endeavors.

Learning Specialists

All staff are trained in the programs that are used at Learning Enhancement Centers. The Learning Specialists help people of all ages overcome learning challenges (including dyslexia, ADD, and auditory disorders) by developing underlying processing skills, processing speed, and executive function skills. A variety of tools and techniques are used to target the causes of the learning difficulty.


Christina CarsonChristina Carson, Executive Director and Founder

Christina Carson is a certified Special Education teacher, specializing in Learning Disabilities since 1993. Christina founded Fredericksburg Learning Enhancement Center in 2003, in order to apply the current research of brain plasticity to struggling students. A wife and mother of five, Christina is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others so that more lives may be transformed.



Cassie KlingCassie Kling, Learning Specialist

Cassie became a member of the LEC staff in August of 2014. Previously, Cassie taught for five years at a Montessori school, as both an assistant and a head teacher in the preschool and Kindergarten classes. She attended the University of Mary Washington, and she loves theater, music, reading and BBC TV.




Liz LightnerElizabeth Lightner, Learning Specialist

Liz began working at LEC in 2010. Prior to this she worked as an assistant teacher within the public as well as non-profit sectors. She is a graduate of James Madison University, and, when she is not at LEC, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and learning new things.




Amy RansomAmy Ransom, Learning Specialist

Amy graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Library Science. As a seasoned educator with 17 years of teaching experience, she is always looking for ways to collaborate and further develop her skills to be creative, innovative and reflective. She strives to create a positive environment to support student achievement. As a featured writer and daily blogger for The Follett Learning Community, she writes about issues in education and advocates for student learning with emphasis on differentiated instruction. In her spare time, you will find her cooking, crafting, and spending time with her boys in the outdoors.



Jessica WebsterJessica Webster, Learning Specialist

Jessica received her BA in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining LEC in 2005, she worked in a residential facility for abused and neglected children with behavioral problems. Jessica loves to help students with attention and behavior issues overcome these difficulties. In her free time, she enjoys serving in her church, socializing with friends, and studying personality theory.



Beth YagerBeth Yager, Learning Specialist

Beth Yager has worked at Learning Enhancement Centers since 2005. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has worked as a special education teacher and a GED instructor. She is a wife and mother of two.