Our team of professionals is highly experienced in the various methods we offer and working with students on a personalized level. We collaborate with the student’s team on a regular basis to ensure we are fulfilling their specific needs.
Lisa has gained a wealth of experience parenting four children (each with individual challenges), so she can empathize with parents going through the overwhelming pursuit in supporting their children’s needs. Lisa acts in partnership with parents as a resource and advocate. For instance, Lisa has a long history of supporting families through the difficult IEP process by preparing parents for meetings, coordinating with other specialists on the child’s team, and speaking on behalf and in the best interest of the parents and child at the IEP meetings.
A master educator with nearly three decades of experience working in independent and private schools, Lisa continues to spend a third of her time working directly with students. She uses Orton Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Wilson, SMARTs Executive Function curriculum, and many other resources to provide instruction in reading, writing, comprehension, and executive function.
Lisa received a B.A. in Psychology (with an emphasis in child psychology) from Washington College, and two Master’s degrees (in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Educational Leadership and Administration). Lisa gained a wealth of experience “in the trenches” as a 2nd grade classroom teacher and a pilot inclusion teacher in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, a Special Education Teacher at Radcliffe Creek School, and as a Learning Specialist at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.
Lisa has substantial leadership experience. As a parent, Lisa was the president of Chapel District Elementary School’s PTA for two years, and as a parent and teacher, was president of the PTC for Radcliffe Creek School for four consecutive years. She also served as the Community Outreach Director at Radcliffe Creek School, where she ran the speaker series, professional development, and summer programming. Lisa has helped with development initiative fundraisers, such as the at Radcliffe Creek School Distance Classic/Run for Radcliffe. She has also co-led the AIMS accreditation process to a successful end for two private schools.
The author of articles about sensory integration and the co-author (with her daughter Leanna) of a chapter in Carol Kranowitz’s book ,“The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up”, Lisa continues to stay on top of the latest research and developments. Lisa also conducts a workshop entitled “Organized Chaos”, which provides teachers and parents with practical tips, balanced with science and research, about parenting those with needs and how to organize homes with those needs.
Lisa continues her pursuit of education, experience, ongoing training and development, and relationships with like-minded individuals to ultimately fulfill her dream of being the head of a research-based school focused on the whole child….strong mind, strong body, strong student.
While her passion is seeing individuals of any age realize their potential, Lisa finds balance in parenting four incredible children, reading, publishing, enjoying simple things, and running and biking outdoors as much as possible.
Amanda is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, fluency, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and pragmatic language/social skills. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland. Amanda currently works full time for Montgomery County Public Schools with students from preschool to 5th grade, and spends her afternoons doing private therapy. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, exercising, and hanging out with her pet cockatiel, Nigel.
Katie currently works full time for Montgomery County Public Schools and spends her afternoons doing private therapy. Katie has experience working with children and adults in the areas of articulation, phonology, expressive & receptive language, fluency, pragmatic language, augmentative & alternative communication (AAC), executive functioning, emotional regulation and pragmatic language. Katie focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and incorporating client interests and strengths into therapy sessions.
When she’s not working, Katie enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with her friends, fiancé and adorable Goldendoodle puppy.
Cindy has worked in the business world for over 30 years. Graduating from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a degree in TV/Film, she moved to the DC area where she worked as a media producer for Giant Food at their corporate headquarters.
After 3 ½ years, she moved behind-the-scenes to the area of television post-production where she was instrumental in the growth of post facilities throughout the DC area.
As part of the IP team, she works on creating an efficient office environment that meets the needs of clients and staff. In addition, she serves as an executive assistant to IP’s Director, Lisa Taylor.
Cindy leads an active lifestyle (weight training, yoga, metabolic workouts), loves the outdoors, and has two grown children.