About

Learning Well With Evolved Education

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Evolved Education represents a new kind of school placement, tutoring and guidance company. We are for parents who want the best education for our children as well as the fullest life.

Our goal: to position each child we work with to learn well — so they can then go on to live well.

We realize our philosophy through a robust menu of resources and services, delivered by a deep bench of credentialed, experienced, approachable professionals. And since educating a child means enlisting the whole family, we open our doors and welcome in every member of a child’s world.

No matter how great or minimal your need — whether you’re looking for an entire support system, a quick check-in or something in between — we have the staff, the experience and the know-how to resolve your questions and help your child get the most from these early years.

We are Evolved Education. And we can’t wait to work with you.

About

Learning Well With Evolved Education

people collaborating

Evolved Education represents a new kind of school placement, tutoring and guidance company. We are for parents who want the best education for our children as well as the fullest life.

Our goal: to position each child we work with to learn well — so they can then go on to live well.

We realize our philosophy through a robust menu of resources and services, delivered by a deep bench of credentialed, experienced, approachable professionals. And since educating a child means enlisting the whole family, we open our doors and welcome in every member of a child’s world.

No matter how great or minimal your need — whether you’re looking for an entire support system, a quick check-in or something in between — we have the staff, the experience and the know-how to resolve your questions and help your child get the most from these early years.

We are Evolved Education. And we can’t wait to work with you.

Meet the Experts

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Mary Miele

Founder of Evolved Education Company

A Message From Mary
We are committed to the idea that an earned reward is twice as gratifying as one that is foregone. That hard work exerted in the overcoming of obstacles will equip a student for higher education and a richer life. That information is acquired from the world but integrity is built from within. That wonder and imagination should stand alongside rigor and achievement as pillars of a child’s upbringing. And that the education of a single student is a group project requiring a circle of devoted adults.

Evolved Education undertakes its placement, tutoring and guidance efforts with the well-being of the whole child in mind, supported by our team of experienced education experts.

Meet the Experts

mary miele photo and signature

Mary Miele

Founder of Evolved Education Company

A Message From Mary
We are committed to the idea that an earned reward is twice as gratifying as one that is foregone. That hard work exerted in the overcoming of obstacles will equip a student for higher education and a richer life. That information is acquired from the world but integrity is built from within. That wonder and imagination should stand alongside rigor and achievement as pillars of a child’s upbringing. And that the education of a single student is a group project requiring a circle of devoted adults.

Evolved Education undertakes its placement, tutoring and guidance efforts with the well-being of the whole child in mind,

We are committed to the idea that an earned reward is twice as gratifying as one that is foregone. That hard work exerted in the overcoming of obstacles will equip a student for higher education and a richer life. That information is acquired from the world but integrity is built from within. That wonder and imagination should stand alongside rigor and achievement as pillars of a child’s upbringing. And that the education of a single student is a group project requiring a circle of devoted adults.

Evolved Education undertakes its placement, tutoring and guidance efforts with the well-being of the whole child in mind, supported by our team of experienced education experts.

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Amy Nathan

Head of Student Services

Amy@evolveded.com

BA University of Wisconsin
MA Columbia University, Teachers College 
NY State Permanent Teaching Certificate English 7-12 

Amy Nathan

Amy brings over a decade of experience teaching upper elementary, middle, and high school students. With a background in teaching reading and writing to students with language-based learning disabilities and curriculum development, Amy uses evidence-based approaches and multisensory instruction in her teaching. She oversees tutoring, appreciating each client’s needs and matching them with the best-fit tutor.

Becky Reback

Becky Reback

Head of Assessment Services. Co-Head of School Placement Advisement Services.

Becky@evolveded.com

BS Indiana University 
MSEd Hunter College  
NY State Permanent Teaching Certificate of Special Education N-6

Becky Reback

With her background in special education, Becky can support and educate parents through the school placement process for students with learning needs as well as general education in nursery through high school. She also oversees students assessment, understanding about each students individual profile in order to help optimize their learning.

Caitlin Hasson

Caitlin Hasson

Co-Head of School Placement Advisement, Specializing in Nursery and Kindergarten Elementary School Placement

Caitlin@evolveded.com

BA Boston College
MA Columbia University, Teachers College 

Caitlin Hasson

Caitlin Hasson helps guide families through education planning and the school placement process for both public and private schools in the Tri-State Area. She brings her experience from the classroom and the admissions realm into her work, ensuring that families and students feel supported and gain admission to their best fit schools.

Sophie Roberts

Sophie Roberts

School Placement Advisor, Specializing in Middle School Placement

Writing Specialist

Sophie@evolveded.com

BA Trinity College

Sophie Roberts

Sophie brings her extensive background in writing and marketing and her experience within independent and public schools to her school placement work. She has consulted for diverse organizations, government-funded initiatives, and private-sector campaigns across the US. Sophie was the lead copywriter for NYC & Company for 10 years and prior to that was in publicity at Random House. She is a graduate of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn and Trinity College.

Randi Dumont

Randi Dumont

School Placement Advisor, Specializing in High School and Boarding School Placement

Randi@evolveded.com

BA Middlebury College 
MSEd University of Southern Maine
AET Associate Member
 

Randi Dumont

Randi facilitates the school placement process with an expertise in holistic advisement, as a result of her observations working in a multifaceted educator/coach /enrollment manager role. Randi's depth of admissions and mentorship experience give her the unique ability to equip both students and parents with the tools to navigate any school placement process.

Avram Schlesinger

Avram Schlesinger

College Counselor

Avram@evolveded.com

BA Occidental College 
MAEd New York University
Additional Credits, Education and Art History and NYU, CUNY
 

Avram Schlesinger

As a deeply committed advisor and mentor to students, families, and faculty, Avram has coached hundreds of his charges through academic life and personal concerns.
Avram attends seminars and conferences focusing on essay writing, college counseling, adolescent brain development, listening and advising skills, DEI, and teaching humanities, to name only a few.
He is a member of NACAC and other professional organizations and has earned certificates in programs relevant to college counseling. He visits colleges throughout the year; if you are lucky enough to be on tour with him, he is likely talking to the students he meets to learn about the “real school,” so stick close!

Liza Steele

Liza Steele

School Placement Advisor, Specializing in N-College Public and Private School Placement and International Placement

Liza@evolveded.com

BA Columbia University 
Master of International Affairs Columbia University
PhD Princeton University

Liza Steele

Liza is a tenured professor with over a decade of teaching experience. She has four Ivy League degrees, including a Ph.D. from Princeton. She is passionate about helping every child find a school where they will thrive. Dr. Steele’s specialties include bilingual and multilingual education, public and private options for gifted children, and the International Baccalaureate program.

Spencer Moravek

Executive Functioning Coach

Test Preparation Specialist

Content Area Tutor

Spencer Moravek

Mentoring and empowering each and every one of his students to be their very best – holistically. Spencer digs deep with students and wants them to have an understanding of their brains, their emotions, and their strategies in order to evolve them into successful, confident learners who grab at the opportunity to use their strengths.

Meredith Bluestine

Meredith Bluestine

Parent Educator, Therapeutic Placement Advisor

Meredithbluestine @evolveded.com

BA George Washington University
MS New York University

Meredith Bluestine

Meredith brings her compassion, knowledge, and extensive real-world experience to support parents as they navigate the parenting journey. She has advocated to Congress in Washington, D.C. on behalf of children with mental health issues in conjunction with NATSAP. She is a graduate of both George Washington University and New York University.

Taulant Ibraj

Writing Specialist

Test Preparation Specialist

Executive Function Coach

Trained in SRSD writing, Integrated EF Coaching Model, Hochman Method (writing)

Taulant Ibraj

Taulant specializes in reading and writing remediation, math instruction, and test preparation. In the area of writing, his lesson plans are fundamentally constructed using SRSD (self-regulated strategy development) principles. Taulant has taught the verbal and math sections for the ISEE (lower/middle/upper), SSAT, SHSAT, CTP-5, NYS Public School Exams, and SAT.

Ella Pennington

Billing and HR Administrator

ella@evolveded.com

Ella Pennington

Maintaining organization and support behind the scenes, Ella ensures that EEC’s operations run smoothly. Ella manages aspects of client onboarding, invoicing, and human relations.

Elian Seidel

Learning Specialist

Education Consultant

Bachelor's Degree: Providence College

Masters Degree: Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Elian Seidel

Elian has a unique ability to connect with students and assess not only their academic strengths and challenges, but also their social and emotional needs. Elian is trained in Orton-Gillingham, Writing Revolution (The Hochman Method), and Singapore Math. She has designed multi-sensory, differentiated curriculum across grade levels, worked with students to develop their executive function skills, and tutored privately for the ISEE.  

Join Our Team

Are you a talented, committed, and passionate education professional? Consider joining our team.

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Picture of Amy Nathan smiling at the camera.

Amy Nathan

Head of Student Services

Amy@evolveded.com

BA University of Wisconsin
MA Columbia University, Teachers College 
NY State Permanent Teaching Certificate English 7-12 

Amy Nathan

Amy brings over a decade of experience teaching upper elementary, middle, and high school students. With a background in teaching reading and writing to students with language-based learning disabilities and curriculum development, Amy uses evidence-based approaches and multisensory instruction in her teaching. She oversees student services, appreciating each client’s needs and matching them with the best-fit tutor.

Becky Reback

Becky Reback

Head of Assessment Services. C0-Head of School Placement Advisement Services

Becky@evolveded.com

BS Indiana University 
MSEd Hunter College  
NY State Permanent Teaching Certificate of Special Education N-6

Becky Reback

With her background in general and special education, Becky can support and educate parents through the school placement process for students with learning needs as well as general education in nursery through high school. She also oversees students assessment, understanding about each students individual profile in order to help optimize their learning.

Caitlin Hasson

Caitlin Hasson

Co-Head of School Placement Advisement Services, Specializing in Nursery and Kindergarten Elementary School Placement

Caitlin@evolveded.com

BA Boston College
MA Columbia University, Teachers College 

Caitlin Hasson

Caitlin Hasson helps guide families through education planning and the school placement process for both public and private schools in the Tri-State Area. She brings her experience from the classroom and the admissions realm into her work, ensuring that families and students feel supported and gain admission to their best fit schools.

Sophie Roberts

Sophie Roberts

School Placement Advisor, Specializing in Middle School Placement, with Knowledge of N-12 and NYC, Riverdale and Westchester, NY. 

Writing Specialist

Sophie@evolveded.com

BA Trinity College

Sophie Roberts

Sophie brings her extensive background in writing and marketing and her experience within independent and public schools to her school placement work. She has consulted for diverse organizations, government-funded initiatives, and private-sector campaigns across the US. Sophie was the lead copywriter for NYC & Company for 10 years and prior to that was in publicity at Random House. She is a graduate of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn and Trinity College.

Avram Schlesinger

Avram Schlesinger

College Counselor

Avram@evolveded.com

BA Occidental College 
MAEd New York University
Additional Credits, Education and Art History and NYU, CUNY

Avram Schlesinger

As a deeply committed advisor and mentor to students, families, and faculty, Avram has coached hundreds of his charges through academic life and personal concerns.
Avram attends seminars and conferences focusing on essay writing, college counseling, adolescent brain development, listening and advising skills, DEI, and teaching humanities, to name only a few.
He is a member of NACAC and other professional organizations and has earned certificates in programs relevant to college counseling. He visits colleges throughout the year; if you are lucky enough to be on tour with him, he is likely talking to the students he meets to learn about the “real school,” so stick close!

Randi Dumont

Randi Dumont

School Placement Advisor, Specializing in High School and Boarding School 

Randi@evolveded.com

BA Middlebury College 
MSEd University of Southern Maine
AET Associate Member

Randi Dumont

Randi's depth of experience in admissions includes interviewing 200 prospective families and reviewing over 400 applications per admission cycle. Her mentoring approach draws from CASEL’s five core social and learning competencies as well as the evidence-based, metacognitive framework, "structured SELF-questioning". Randi facilitates the school placement process with an expertise in holistic advisement.

 

Liza Steele

Liza Steele

School Placement Advisor, Specializing in Public and Private Placement N- College

Liza@evolveded.com

BA Columbia University 
Master of International Affairs Columbia University
PhD Princeton University

Liza Steele

Liza is a tenured professor with over a decade of teaching experience. She has four Ivy League degrees, including a Ph.D. from Princeton. She is passionate about helping every child find a school where they will thrive. Dr. Steele’s specialties include bilingual and multilingual education, public and private options for gifted children, and the International Baccalaureate program.

Meredith Bluestine

Meredith Bluestine

Parent Educator, Therapeutic Placement Advisor

Meredithbluestine @evolveded.com

BA George Washington University
MS New York University

Meredith Bluestine

Meredith brings her compassion, knowledge, and extensive real-world experience to support parents as they navigate the parenting journey. She has advocated to Congress in Washington, D.C. on behalf of children with mental health issues in conjunction with NATSAP. She is a graduate of both George Washington University and New York University.

Spencer Moravek

Executive Functioning Specialist

Content Area Tutor

Test Preparation Tutor

 

 

Spencer Moravek

Mentoring and empowering each and every one of his students to be their very best – holistically. Spencer digs deep with students and wants them to have an understanding of their brains, their emotions, and their strategies in order to evolve them into successful, confident learners who grab at the opportunity to use their strengths.

Taulant Ibraj

Executive Functioning & Writing Specialist

Test Preparation Tutor

 

Taulant Ibraj

Taulant specializes in reading and writing remediation, math instruction, and test preparation. In the area of writing, his lesson plans are fundamentally constructed using SRSD (self-regulated strategy development) principles. Taulant has taught the verbal and math sections for the ISEE (lower/middle/upper), SSAT, SHSAT, CTP-5, NYS Public School Exams, and SAT.

Ella Pennington

Billing and HR Administrator

ella@evolveded.com

 

Ella Pennington

Maintaining organization and support behind the scenes, Ella ensures that EEC’s operations run smoothly. Ella manages aspects of client onboarding, invoicing, and human relations.

Join Our Team

Are you a talented, committed, and passionate education professional? Consider joining our team.

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Hiring

Hiring for March 2024

School Placement Advisor with Admissions Experience, US or Abroad Experience Welcome

Math and Writing Specialists

Pay varies between $165/hr – 290/hr and part time salaries $30K-50K annually

Email resume to ella@evolveded.com.

Attend our Complimentary Admissions Events for the 2024 Private School Process.

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What You Need to Know to Support Your School-Aged Child.

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