We are teachers with a combined 40+ years of experience and a passion for helping struggling students learn and thrive. We have served as educators and administrators in both the public and private school sectors in the Greenville, SC area. Having worked within these systems, we have a more comprehensive understanding of how they work. Our backgrounds help us work more effectively with education teams because we have personally experienced many of the team roles: parent, general education teacher, special education teacher, admissions counselor, and administrator. The past decade was spent helping start a school for students with Dyslexia and other language-based differences. While serving as admissions counselors, we realized the need for clarity and guidance with the confusion, misinformation, and a bewildering array of educational choices. We formed ASPIRE with the goal of offering families
hope, help, and advocacy as they navigate these challenging decisions.
If your child has not had formal testing, we can help you figure out the next best steps on your child's educational path. Even with quality psycho-educational testing, there are often still many questions. Our society presents “solutions”, but even the plethora of choices can be downright overwhelming, financially draining, and time consuming. As families strive to balance these demands, it can be unduly stressful. This is where ASPIRE steps in to help. We bridge the gap from the realization that your child is struggling, (or the diagnosis and debriefing after testing,) through the process of establishing an educational plan that best suits your child.
IEP, 504, and other school meetings can be very confusing and intimidating.
Our knowledge of educational laws is critical in our advocacy for your child's rights in the academic setting. Many families have no idea how many services are available and what legal rights are afforded their children at school. Advocating for your child is the north star of our consultation services.
(*If you need legal representation, we recommend hiring an educational lawyer.)