Lucy Karen Clay
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site. It has been an incredible journey to have the opportunity to see hundreds of thousands of lives change through the process of Expressways To Learning®.
I will never forget the day that I met Dr. “Jack” Hoes, author or ETL. It was a crisp, November day in Texas, 1987. Jack demonstrated this unique process and shared his belief that those who could not read the Bible would only be at the mercy of what someone else told them. Therefore, he dedicated his life to the process of developing a system that would equip children and adults to independently read, process information, and prove what they know in a regular classroom setting or work environment.
Most of our students are above average or gifted, and “Learn Differently.” After using ETL for about a year, I had the opportunity to meet Helen Irlen in Long Beach, CA. The Irlen method, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, is another tool that ETL-Tennessee uses to assist children and adults.
ETL, Inc. and the Irlen Institute are two distinct companies and utilize various educational tools. They are in no way directly related. However, ETL-Tennessee offers both Expressways To Learning® Systems as well as the Irlen method.
We appreciate the opportunity to help enhance your quality of life.
Civic, Community and Professional Activities
Chairman – Education Committee Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors – Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association
Education Consultant – Historic Magnolia Scholarship Foundation
Literacy Task Force Member – Nashville Area
Council for Learning Disabilities Member
Junior League of Nashville Member
Graduate of Baylor University – B.S. Education and English
Teacher’s Certificate from Tennessee and Texas
Former Board of Directors - East Academy
Certified Irlen Diagnostician – Irlen Institute of California
Owner of Expressways To Learning® – Tennessee
Lucy Karen Clay is the author of both Charlotte Lives! ~ Because He Lives I Can Face Tomorrow and Simplicity ~ Stories of His Love.(both available on Amazon)
Founder, The Simplicity Project
Founding Advisory Board
E. Ray Bowles, Chairman – Financial Consultants of TN, Inc.
Pat Donlon, Owner – W. R. Newman & Associates, Inc.
Ron Filson, President – Sentry Steel, Retired
Dr. Steve Flatt, Former President - David Lipscomb University
Johnny Claude Garrett, President Bank of Goodlettsville
Senator Joe Haynes, Attorney
Myra Hunter, President - Darrell Walker Personnel, Retired
Jimmy Moore - City of Goodlettsville
Bill Rorick -Neuroscientist
Staff and Teachers
"Learning Coach" who works with Expressways To Learning students
Special thanks to Fulton Greer for his 12 years of service to Expressways To Learning.
Characteristics That Distinguish ETL From Other Reading Programs
Offering "Home Study" Courses for families that wish to use ETL on their home computer.
Visit the Expressways To Learning® website at ExpresswaysToLearning.com for a FREE trial of ETL Speed-Spell! Easily and quickly learn almost anything you want to commit to memory!
Master the weekly spelling list, often in 10 minutes!
ETL also offers The Irlen Method, (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome)
by using Colored Overlays and Colored Spectral Filters.
Lucy and John D. Clay are both Irlen Diagnosticians
Formerly available for students attending:
Advent Home - Calhoun, TN
Anniston Private Learning Center, AL
Benton Hall School – Franklin, TN
Battle Ground Academy - Franklin, TN
Birmingham Private Learning Center, AL
Enrichment Preschools - Orlando, FL
Columbia Academy - Columbia, TN
Donelson Christian Academy - Nashville, TN
Friendship Christian Academy - Mt. Juliet, TN
Goodlettsville Help Center - Goodlettsville, TN
Highland Academy - Portland, TN
Houston Private Learning Center, TX
Lewis County Schools, TN
Lighthouse Christian School, TN
Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN
Murfreesboro Private Learning Center, TN
Nashville Christian School, TN
Nashville Psychology and Associates, TN
The Campus for Human Development, (Room In the Inn) - Nashville, TN
Webb School - Bell Buckle, TN
Beeler Counseling Center/ Sports Thrive - Knoxville, TN
Trinity Medical Cetner - Knoxville, TN
Wears Valley Ranch - Knoxville, TN