Tools For Learning

Inspiration for Parents & Educators

About Dr. Mary Ann Smialek

on February 28, 2013

Mary Ann Smialek Ed.D.

I am a parent and experienced educator specializing in the remediation of learning challenges. My passion is helping parents to raise happy and resilient kids. More children than ever before are struggling academically, emotionally, and behaviorally in school. Increasingly, parents are seeking resources to better understand the educational system, to interact in a positive way with teachers, and most importantly, to guide their kids develop a resilient mind-set, and experience success both at home and school.

My hope is to offer you some of the wisdom I have learned over the years working with kids of all ages, and their parents who have sought some new, fresh ideas, tried and true tips, and strategies to lighten their busy days. It truly is overwhelming at times for moms and dads to positively interact, and nuture kids among all the stressors of life: balancing relationships, responsibilities at home and work, money worries, health issues, and trying to find some quality time for themselves and their kids.

My help and support is only a click away. My hope is to share with you some “tricks of the trade” and offer workable strategies to make your life a bit less complicated whether you are a dad working 60 hours a week, or an overworked, single mom trying to raise a family by yourself with little support, or a parent who is just plain tired feeling stressed out and pressed for time. The secret to changing things around in your life concerning your kids is as simple and easy as contacting me. I promise to share some innovative options to help you transform your good intentions into proven skills. You’ll be so proud of youself and your kids as you turn a negative challenge into a positve victory. Give me a chance, try my suggestions and see what happens!

My education credits from the University of Pittsburgh include:
Ed.D. Administrative and Policy Studies
M.Ed. Special Education/ Remediation of Learning Challenges
B.S. Elementary Education/Psychology

I hold professional certifications in the areas of:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Special Education Supervision
Elementary Principal
Superintendent’s Letter of Eligilbility

My career in education includes professional experience in the following areas:
Regular Education Teacher – Elementary and Middle School
Special Education Teacher
Quality Consultant
Quality Trainer
Team Leader/Facilitator
Editor
Author Researcher
International Speaker
Curriculum Development
Instructional Design
Staff Development
Diagnostic/Prescriptive Teaching
Multi-Sensory Teaching
Individualized Education Programs
Teacher In-Service
Parent Support Group Organization
Seminar/Workshop Designs and Presentations
Learning/Teaching Style Profiles

Book Publications:
Team Strategies For Success – Doing What Counts in Educatiion
Inside Teams in Education
Don’t Miss The Bus! Steering Your Child To Success In School
Get On the Bus! Tools For School
Off The Bus!Transition To Middle School
Share The Quest For Success In Education

Awards:
Excellence Award in Education
American Family Institute of Time
Twice Recipient of the Senate of the Commomwealth of Pennsylvania Commendation for Excellence in Education

Memberships:
Phi Delta Kappa
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
American Society of Quality

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