Eve Margol is the Co-Founder and Owner of LinkEducation Resources and is an educator with over 16 years’ experience. Currently, Eve is a program Director and General Studies teacher at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Eve was an integral part of the team that developed the curriculum for the new Gurim “junior kindergarten” program, now in its second year at CESJDS. Eve also spent 8 years as a teacher at the highly regarded Maddux School in Rockville, Maryland. With a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and a concentration in special education, training in the Phono- Graphix ® reading technique, Handwriting without Tears ® and Lindamood-Bell ® Learning Process, Eve’s guiding philosophy is to create a specialized learning environment that offers differentiated instruction designed to help students learn. In addition, Eve is the founder of Yoginos Unbound, a yoga program for children, including those with special needs.
Heidi Tacktill is an advisor and consultant to LinkEducation Resources and is a learning specialist with over 10 years experience working with students, teachers, and families. Her Masters in mental health with an emphasis on school related achievement guides the social emotional aspect of her work, while her Education Specialist degree brings knowledge and strategy to strengthen and develop skills. Throughout her career thus far she has been trained in Orton Gillingham®, Lindamood-Bell® Learning Process, Framing Your Thoughts, Handwriting without Tears® and spoken at Harvard University regarding an Executive Function curriculum she helped design and implement for lower school students.
Alyson is an educator with fourteen years experience in the classroom, including 5 years as a first grade teacher at The Maddux School. She worked as a teacher in the multiple learning needs program at Ivymount School. She holds a Standard Professional I certification in Elementary Education 1 – 6 and Generic Special Education Infant to adult. Alyson earned a Master of Education degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tampa. Alyson is certified in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading, writing and spelling and differentiating for her students how each learns best.
Erin Magee went to UMD, College Park and graduated with her bachelors in elementary education and a Masters degree in Human Development. She taught 5th grade in MCPS for two years before moving to the private school setting, where she has taught Science and Math to a variety of grades for the past three years. Erin is trained in multi sensory math techniques and enrichment strategies as well as the integration of executive function skills into every day practice.
Jamie is a school counselor with a background in special and general education. She obtained a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Indiana University Bloomington, after which she taught for 3 years in both special and general education classrooms. Jamie currently holds a license in Social Work, and a license in Professional Education. She has extensive experience working in early intervention and executive functioning skill training. She is passionate about helping students develop learning and functional strategies based on individual strengths and challenges through the use of fun, engaging modalities.
Julie Kobylarek, MA, MS, OTR/L
Julie is an occupational therapist who specializes in working with children of all levels and abilities particularly those with developmental delays and sensory processing needs. Julie is passionate about helping children of all ages and developmental levels maximize their potential in a fun and motivating way. Julie has worked in a number of schools and outpatient specialized programs in New York City and the D.C. Metro area, providing services for children with special needs. Julie is dedicated to continuously expanding her knowledge in the field of occupational therapy. She holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University, a Master of Arts degree in Motor Learning and Control from Columbia University (her thesis focused on sensory processing disorder in the classroom), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science from the University of Michigan. She is also certified in levels one and two of the Radiant Child Yoga Program (RCYP 1-2) and has taken courses in emotional regulation, yoga for kids, executive functioning skills, and Handwriting without Tears.
Kerry is a 4th grade Reading/Language Arts teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. She taught all subjects of 3rd grade for four years before moving up to teach 4th grade. She graduated with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Special Education, and a concentration in Speech Pathology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Kerry has recently graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with her Masters in Human Development. She is certified in grades Pre-K through 6th and has experience teaching students with all levels of academic, social, and behavioral needs.