Our Professionals

Meet Our Professionals

Professionals at SEC have the foundational belief that learning is truly a lifelong process and take pride in offering a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Experts in a variety of disciplines are skilled in helping individuals identify their goals and to plan and develop successful, practical approaches that will guide them in achieving their goals.

Laurel A. Brady Director of Specialized Services

Laurel A. Brady has over 35 years of experience in serving individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. Laurel specializes in the area of transition--from high school to post secondary education, to employment and self sufficiency... READ MORE

Helese S. Sandler Director of College Counseling

Helese S. Sandler is the director of College Counseling for Savannah Educational Consultants and is a founding partner of the practice. Helese received her Bachelors of Art in Social Work degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she developed clinical experience as a social worker with children and adolescents... READ MORE

Ashley Badger, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Ashley Badger, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia who specializes in neuropsychological assessments.  Dr. Badger obtained a B.S. in Psychology from the College of Charleston, SC, a M.S. in School Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Northeastern University... READ MORE

Paige Case Career Coach and Transition Program Coordinator

Paige Case has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia, a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Michigan/Dearborn, and an Educational Specialist’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Brain-Based Teaching... READ MORE

Maureen Cole Tutoring Coordinator

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Maureen Cole has worked in education for the last ten years. She is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and attended Kennesaw State University.  In 2010, she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in education. She has worked in elementary through high school and has an endorsement in reading instruction with specialty training for students with learning disabilities... READ MORE

Lindsay Greco, M.A College Counselor

Lindsay Greco is a former university admissions officer who spent significant time recruiting potential students in the US and abroad. She was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and now resides in Savannah. Lindsay attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Political Science... READ MORE

Kathryn Jarvis Academic Support Coach

Kathryn Jarvis has been as an administrator and faculty member in private and public higher education for over 35 years, having served as the founding Dean and interim President of Beacon College; the Director of Academic Support Services at Auburn University; and most recently, after retiring from Auburn, as an academic coach at Mercer Medical School, Savannah...READ MORE

Henrietta Pearlman, M.S. Learning Disabilities Specialist, Academic Support Coach

As a graduate from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Behavioral Science degree, and a graduate from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, with a Master of Science degree in Education, majoring in Reading and Special Education, Henrietta Pearlman has always been concerned with the educational welfare of her students... READ MORE

Cherie Pelli TOP Coordinator, Academic Support Coach

As a parent and teacher, Cherie has been able to guide students in seeking out and pursuing opportunities that are specific to their interests and talents.  If opportunities did not exist, she created them. For example, Cherie ran a weekly program for elementary school girls to explore their community and introduce them to new ideas and activities... READ MORE

Julie Sappington College Counselor

Since 2008, Julie Sappington has performed various roles as a college counselor in higher education in admissions recruitment, application review, and student services—both domestically and internationally. Originally from North Carolina, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages, specifically French... READ MORE

Stephen L. Watson, Ph.D. Career & Life Coach

Stephen Watson attended Presbyterian College, University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Pacific Western University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He has experience with a private practice, coaching executives, teaching motivational Seminars, and as an entrepreneur having owned five businesses.

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