Robin Rettie, has a BA in education (K-8), certified in Early Childhood Education (PK-K), and a Master's Degree in Special Education (EC - Adulthood). Robin holds a State Board for Educator Certification in the state of Texas. Robin's combined teaching experience in Early Childhood, General Education, and Special Education totals 20 years classroom experience.
Robin has 40 hours of training in All Kinds of Minds, 8 Neurological Constructs of Learning; 64 hours in Family Mediation and Negotiation Training through the state of Texas; WrightsLaw training; countless hours of training in all areas of disabilities, ranging from Autism to Visual Impairment, including Social Skills and Behavior training. Currently Robin provides training to all ages in both private and public schools in the area of managing behavior due to sensory processing needs.
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She lives in Cypress with her husband, two daughters, 4 dogs, 3 cats, and a frog! Robin is an advocate for animals as well and supports local animal rescue agencies.
Judy received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and also received her juris doctorate from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in 2000. Judy practiced law for five years in the area of financial restructuring.
Upon the birth of her first child, she quit the practice of law to focus exclusively on her children. Judy has two daughters, ages 8 and 5. Her 8 year old was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in 2009. In 2009, Judy also began working with local animal rescue groups fostering homeless dogs and cats. She has worked to improve the welfare of homeless and abused dogs and cats in the Houston area through adoption programs and fundraising efforts. Judy averages 15 foster cats in her home in addition to her to 2 personal cats and rescue dog.
Katie Bradarich, Ph.D.
Katherine Bradarich earned her B.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis on Cognition and Development from the University of California at Los Angeles and her M.A.T. from National Louis University in Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis with research focused on building a framework for reading comprehension instruction that capitalizes on the neurological development of the human brain for reading.
Katie is a certified Reading Specialist (EC-12) as well as holding Texas Certifications in Special Education (EC-12), Elementary (EC-6) and Middle School (4-8) Education, and Middle School Science, Social Studies, and Middle School English Language Arts and Reading (all 4-8). Her areas of specialization are diagnosis and remediation of learning and literacy difficulties; adolescent literacy and assessment; exploration of relationships between cognitive science, neuroscience and
educational practice; program evaluation; development of differentiated curriculum; designing and implementing professional development for teachers. Additionally, Katie is an adjunct Professor at the University of Houston, completed her Texas Principal Certification
in June, 2015. Katie joined the team at Harris County Department of Education where she supports professional development.
Katie has been married to her husband and best friend, Joe, for her entire adult life (30 years and counting), with Texas being the fifth state they have called home. Katie and Joe are the proud parents of two remarkable women, Laura and Rebecca and recently added a son through marriage, Damian. Katie's family of origin has always been an inspiration to her and her mother and four brothers are
scattered across the United States. She relishes any time spent with her family, in any combination, whenever their jam-packed lives allow it.
Karen Porter has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling and worked as Counselor/Case Manager at a private residential school for Special Needs Children and Adults for 28 years in Maryland before moving to Texas in 2014. Karen has experience in fundraising and is a creative thinker when managing outcome to benefit the needs of the special population she serves. When not working, Karen and her husband enjoy sailing their 37 foot sailboat, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Recently Karen completed and passed her real estate license and has begun working in the greater Houston real estate market.
Gabrielle is the founder/owner of Thursday's Child Consulting, where she supports individuals through her private practice. She has over 25 years of experience, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in neurological differences, trauma and learning. Gabrielle provides counseling and psycho-educational consulting for children, adolescents, adults and families. Among many of her gifts, Gabrielle is trilingual and provides services in English, French and Spanish.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas, in Austin, Texas and a Certificat Supérieur from The University of Paris, in Paris, France. Gabrielle earned her Masters degree from The University of St. Thomas, in Houston, Texas, specializing in Counseling, Assessment and Special / Bilingual Education.
Gabrielle is an advocate for animals and supports local animal rescue agencies.