Preschool Selection, Alternative Education and Private School Selection
Teri grew up in Tennessee and Nebraska and earned an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the support of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities. She spent much of her professional life as a freelance book editor, which allowed her the flexibility to pursue other rewarding roles: urban homesteader, occasional community organizer, school volunteer, and, most importantly, mom. A passionate advocate for education transformation, Teri became an educational consultant and publisher in 2011.
In addition to helping parents find the right fit for their kids through private consultations, her work includes observing and writing about local schools, keeping up with the latest developments in education through scholarly literature, journalism, and conferences; and maintaining good working relationships with teachers and administrators at schools throughout Greater Austin. She is also a co-founder of the Education Transformation Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports and strengthens the local alternative education community.
She specializes in helping families through the school selection process and offers resources for parents seeking information on alternative education.
Service 1: Consultation for Preschool Selection
Service 2: Consultation for Elementary School Selection
Service 3: Consultation for Middle and/or High School Selection
Sports Selection, Injury Prevention, Infant Developmental Milestones
Sydney is originally from Ohio and moved to the Austin area in early 2015. After receiving her Bachelors in Advertising from Xavier University, Sydney went onto pursue her passion for health and wellness by earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University.
She has been...more
School Readiness, Early Childhood Learning Activities
Jamie is originally from New York and is currently an elementary school teacher in Austin, Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree from Manhattanville College. From an early age, Jamie knew she wanted to work with children and see that every child she teaches has...more
Child and Family Nutrition
Natalie is a central Texas native who grew up in Georgetown and moved to Austin to study nutrition at the University of Texas. She has received her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education, Master of Science in Health Education, and Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences all at the...more
Special Education, Disability Empowerment, Tutoring
Melissa is a Texas native, originally from the Houston area. She moved to Austin to study at the University of Texas at Austin and to enjoy the eclectic urban culture. She completed her undergraduate degree at UT Austin and her Master’s degree in Special Education at Texas Tech University....more
Health and Nutrition, Sports Nutrition
Traci has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist for over 20 years. Her current role as Director of Food and Nutrition Services for a local school district offers her many opportunities to positively influence student nutrition intake and education.
Since graduating from UT...more
School Readiness, Learning Activities and Games, Support for Struggling Learners, Reading Assessments K-3
Amy is originally from Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee. After teaching Kindergarten in Tennessee for a year she relocated to Texas where she taught preschool through second grade...more
Child Development, Child Motivation, Child-Parent Relationships
Jessica is originally from Connecticut though she received all of her degrees and credentials from California. She is currently an educational consultant to schools, teachers, families and learning communities in the US and internationally. She has a bachelor’s degree in Child Development, a...more
Postpartum Doula Support, Infant Wellness
Alexis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified BEST Doula with over 10 years of experience supporting families. She received a Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies from Louisiana State University in 2007 and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of...more