MARY E. MIELE
Director of Support Services & Education Consultations (pre-kindergarten - college)
In her role at Evolved Education, Mary E. Miele prioritizes the complete assessment of all aspects of a student’s Evolved Education Paradigm, which involves examining academic history, learning style, school and home environment, and social, emotional, and physical development in order to ensure the very best possible educational support for all students.
As an educator, parent, consultant, tutor, and activist, Mary is involved in every aspect of both the public and private sectors of the New York City education system. She uses her expertise, formed from her 20+ years teaching in the New York Tri-State Area, to advise families throughout their pre-kindergarten to college experience. Mary has effectively helped hundreds of thousands of students to realize their academic potential.
Ms. Miele is the author of Supporting School: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators. She holds a BS and MA from New York University Steinhardt School of Education and is a certified K-12 Special Education Teacher and Reading Specialist in New York State and New York City. Mary resides in New York City with her husband, Trevor Miele, and their three children, Bryce, Trent and Alexis.
Director of Client Services and Educator Partnerships
Gina has twenty years of practical experience working with students in grades pre-kindergarten through college as well as working professionals. She worked as the Academic Director of two language schools, The Darby School of Languages in Rome, Italy and Rennert Bilingual in New York City and has successfully started, owned and operated her own businesses since 2005.
As Director of Client Services, Gina works closely with families to ensure their support programming is successful. Her attention to and review of confidential student reports enables Evolved to assess and monitor progress for all of our school support programs. Upon request, Gina is able to provide consultations with parents to discuss support programs as well as to modify programs during transitions.
Gina partners with Evolved educators to provide support. She connects educators with professional development opportunities and resources. Gina is working toward her certification in Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD, and she will use her own professional development to support educators.
Gina is also busy at Evolved stepping into a myriad of roles - using her education background, parenting experience and business background. She helps families to navigate the school application and admissions process; more specifically, to prepare for interviews, writing samples and portfolios. She creates small group classes to help students prepare for group interviews. Gina also successfully advises families on how to prepare an application and customizes her support to fit the needs of individual families.
Gina also directs special programs such as small group classes, presentations and publications. She helps students with editing and writing instruction. In addition, Gina is one of the editors for Supporting School: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators. Gina resides in Manhattan with her husband and two school-aged children.
Child Behavior Specialist and Consultant at EEC
MS, BCBA, LBA, AAC
Deanna Hyslop is a child behavior specialist and licensed and board certified behavior analyst. She assesses and treats learning, behavior, social and emotional regulation skills of children and adolescents. Instead of aiming to change a child in a particular manner,
Deanna focuses on teaching the skills necessary to harness his or her unique strengths, cope with difficulties and promote independence. She provides coaching for children with ADHD and children who experience difficulties with executive function, social skills and emotion regulation, as well as behavioral therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Deanna’s methodology incorporates the child as a leader in each step of the process in developing skills. This enables her clients to learn the skills necessary to become more self-aware of their learning styles and needs, as well as which systems serve them best and how to independently create systems in the future. She works closely with the entire family and provides parent training on the child’s individualized plan. Deanna also fully collaborates with doctors, teachers and others who work with her clients to provide more specialized and comprehensive treatment for the child, as well as support for the school and family. She is a certified provider for UCLA-PEERS ® , an evidence-based social skills intervention, and provides parent-assisted social skills treatment for children and young adults who face social difficulties. She is advancing her expertise in executive function and ADHD interventions by obtaining additional certification in ADDCA Advanced and Family programs and she is also the co-author of the guidebook Supporting School: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators.
LYNN ROTHSTEIN, PhD
Early Childhood Developmental Psychologist
Specializing in the Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development in Children
Lynn Rothstein is an early childhood developmental psychologist, specializing in the early cognitive and socio-emotional development of children.
She brings this broad perspective to the field of test preparation of young children and test skill development of students through the middle school years. Building upon the child and student’s cognitive potential, Lynn focuses on an integrated three-part preparation process: 1) assessing and developing the content area knowledge the child needs for the tests; 2) emphasizing the test-taking skills themselves which are required even of the youngest children; 3) and building upon the cognitive flexibility which is an underlying skill for success. Supporting and stretching the child’s test-taking stamina, is integral to this overall and comprehensive approach.
Lynn has a passion for the early and middle-school years of child development, supporting and building upon the child's cognitive potential. Each child is unique in the blend of temperament and skills, and her interactive approach to the work with the child is a special opportunity to empower the child to be well equipped to handle these early tests and challenges. She brings a patient professional style to her interactions with the children, and gives them a sense of pride in their accomplishments. The children and students she works with should know that they can do it!
Lynn also provides the highest quality experience for the family, parents and caregivers participating in the test preparation and tutoring process, bringing an informed perspective to this somewhat mystifying process for the family. They should always look forward to the next session’s experience, debriefs and updated reports.
With an undergraduate degree in psychology and anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Cornell University, her early work focused on the symbolic play development and early language acquisition of young children. Lynn has twenty years of experience in early childhood programs, developmental psychology research, and higher education admissions and administration, including the longitudinal developmental testing of children from 12 months through age 6, along with observational research work. In her career she has also held senior professional positions in the philanthropic leadership of major New York City institutions, including those which have an impact on children and families.
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