“Maria Bagby is a skilled and knowledgable educator with years of experience as a reading specialist. She is certified in multiple validated approaches which benefit struggling readers, including Orton Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, and FastForward curriculums, along with additional training as an educational therapist. Beyond this extensive knowledge base, Maria is able to work compassionately with students and their families, quickly identifying ways to engage each student and tap into their unique individual strengths and learning style. Her warm personality and sense of humor places students at ease and fosters a sense of self-confidence, along with demonstrable academic progress.

Shanley Donelan Mangeot,Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist and Pediatric Neuropsychologist



“Maria is not only passionate, energetic, and loves what she’s doing, but she’s also very smart and creative. She is good at reaching all types of children in ways that they respond positively. I have had very good experiences working with her and her company and have referred multiple clients to her and her staff.”

Carrie Jaffe, PhD., Owner/Director of Accurate Assessments of San Diego and Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice


“Maria is a strong advocate for all her client’s needs. She has an indepth understanding of learning and how to motivate individuals to achieve. Her professionalism, energy and knowledge provide an inspirational environment that spurs all her clients towards success and an understanding of self. Maria makes things happen.”

Carolyn Haney, Executive Director Duluth Core Learning, School Counselor



“Maria is one of the most invested, caring, and talented “teachers” I have worked with and known. She has the skill to find the path by which a child learns and then lay that path down before the child. The work Maria does with children sets in place a foundation of learning, helping create a future of hope and possibility.”

Karen Hall-Barbee, Director Steadfast Communication: NonViolent Communication, Restorative Systems, Conflict Resolution