Our team of professionals are experts in the evidence-based 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 Taylor-Cunningham, M.Ed. - Founding Director
Lisa is the Founding Director and Owner of Imagine Possibility. In addition to running the inner workings and development of Imagine Possibility and the future IP Academy, Lisa personally oversees and is intricately involved in every client’s case throughout their relationship with the practice. Well-versed in utilizing neuropsychological, psychoeducational, speech-language, physical therapy, and occupational therapy evaluations, Lisa determines the most direct path of intervention for every IP client, no matter how challenging it may seem.
Lisa has gained a wealth of experience parenting four children (each with individual challenges), so she can empathize with parents going through the often 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. She also works collaboratively with other educational consultants and special education attorneys should a case rise to that level.
Lisa is a master educator with nearly three decades of experience working in independent and private schools. She 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. In 2015, Lisa launched into sole private practice, now well-known as Imagine Possibility.
Lisa has substantial leadership and professional development experience. 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. She also co-teaches the full 60-hour Orton-Gillingham course that upon completion enables students to begin the certification system at the International Dyslexia Association and/or the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Lisa continues her pursuit of education, experience, ongoing training and development, and relationships with like-minded individuals to ultimately fulfill her dream to affect nationwide change for 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.