Meet Your Educational Consultant
I have enjoyed over 25 years of experience in the field of education, teaching in Maryland public schools, private schools, homeschool co-ops, international schools, and community colleges.
I have also worked as a summer camp director, a non-profit education program administrator, and a homeschool umbrella group coordinator. This broad experience helps me think outside of the box for educational solutions, including non-traditional placements.
As both an educator and a parent of a gifted child with learning differences (2e), I can educate families about the ins and outs of schools and best practices in education. I also understand first-hand the stress of watching your child struggle with a poor educational fit.
After exploring traditional schools and alternative learning environments for my own "out-of-the-box” learners, I decided on the path of homeschooling for four years. Then, my children found good-fit public and private schools for the remainder of their education.
When I finally saw my children thriving in their educational environments, I wanted to help other parents find and sustain learning environments tailored to their child’s unique needs.
B.A. in Elementary Education
M.A. in Leadership in Teaching with concentrations in School Administration and Supervision and Teaching English as a Second Language.
Educational Training and Professional Memberships
I am passionate about helping your child succeed, so I continue to invest in my education. Here are a few of the programs I have participated in:
Special Education Advocacy Training 2.0 with Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates - Certificate Program
Special Education Law and Advocacy Training with Wrightslaw
Master IEP Coach Mentorship - Certificate Program
Summer Training Institute with Independent Educational Consultants Association
I am a professional member of the following organizations:
I hold a learning disabilities/neurodiversity sub-specialty through the IECA, meaning that I have been thoroughly vetted to serve students like your child.
I have also served as chair of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) Special Education Committee and am the founder of the DMV PK-12 Educational Consultants’ Group, a D.C. area community of colleagues who meet monthly.
Exceptional Educational Solutions
To provide compassionate, expert educational advice and services to parents of bright children with learning differences in the D.C. metro area. Our specialty is helping twice-exceptional students find a place to belong.
Your student doesn’t need to fit into the mold of traditional education. Instead, let’s find or create an option that fits them! With a vast background in both traditional and alternative education, we can guide you through the process of finding an educational situation where your child will thrive.
We love complex kids and their families! If you are struggling with clarity about your child's education, we are here to help.
We serve bright and gifted students who have diverse learning needs. These out-of-the-box learners are rising Kindergarteners through 12th graders who need more support at their current school or a different placement to succeed.
We enjoy students who have many strengths and talents as well as challenges, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, specific learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), mood disorders, sensory or auditory processing disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
Your child does not need to have a specific diagnosis or be designated gifted for us to work together; however. If they are bright, curious, and struggling in school, we’d love to help.
We specialize in helping an often misunderstood population: twice-exceptional (2e) learners.
Exceptional Educational Solutions in Action
Dyslexia Mom Boss Podcast - Ep. 30 Maryland Boss Mom & Advocate, Stephanie
On this podcast, Stephanie shares why you are the best advocate for your child with learning differences and how you can help them get the education they deserve.
Stress-Free IEP™ with Stephanie Frumkin
Hear Stephanie’s best advice for navigating your child’s IEP meetings in this interview with Frances Shefter.
SpeechKids - Stephanie Frumkin Educational Consultant
Learn how to choose the right educational structure for your bright child with learning differences. Stephanie shares her insights on public, private, and homeschool options.
Your Unique Struggling Learners Webinar
Looking for tips and strategies to help your child with learning differences thrive? This webinar covers topics from advocacy to distance learning.
2020 LHUG - The Webinar
Stephanie partners with three experienced homeschooling families to answer your questions.
MCCPTA Special Education Committee
The official YouTube channel for the Montgomery County Council of PTAs Special Education Committee. Browse resources on IEPs, neurodiversity, and more.
MCCPTA Gifted with Learning Differences
Stephanie joins other members of the MCCPTA to discuss how we can help twice-exceptional students thrive.
Balanced Working Moms Community
This Facebook community provides a place for working moms to share tips for creating a healthy work-life balance.
2e 7th grader at a Jewish Day School with autism, ADHD, a sensory processing disorder, and anxiety.
See how Exceptional Educational Solutions helped this middle schooler find a place to belong.
Work with Stephanie
If your child is struggling in school and you feel out of your depth, contact EES today. Frustration from school can affect your child’s behavior and emotional well-being at school and at home, so don’t wait. Help them find a place that understands, values, and supports their differences.