Eleven Tips for Evaluating Schools

The New Year is here and admission season is upon us. It’s time to get serious if you’re just starting the school search or considering a change for your child or teen. For most parents, this is a daunting task.  Following are a few tips to get

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AEC Opens New Office in Seattle, WA

Beginning January 1, 2019, Elizabeth Donnelly & Associates dba Atlanta Educational Consultants will officially expand our practice to Seattle, Washington. Our office is located in the Madison Valley neighborhood at 2910 E. Madison St., Suite 109. In the greater Seattle area, including Bainbridge Island and beyond, we

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Changing Schools: What Every Parent Should Know

January 2, 2018 Atlanta Parent Magazine Feature Article. Founder and president of AEC, Betsy Donnelly, is featured in the January 2018 Atlanta Parent Magazine. In the article, Betsy discusses the school admission process and provides helpful tips for parents to consider when a making a school change

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10 Things to Learn from Wilderness Therapy

Top 10 Things I Learned from Wilderness Education–Trips to the Field Excerpted from Second Shelter: Family Strategies for Navigating Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Centers. By Rebecca Haid, M.Ed. and Elizabeth Donnelly, M.S. Best to keep your bug spray at the top of the pack, not at

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IECA Summer Training Institute–Fun in Philly!

  Atlanta Educational Consultants Founder, Betsy Donnelly, served as a faculty member this past week, August 1-4, 2017 at the Independent Educational Consultants Association Summer Training Institute (STI) in Philadelphia, PA. STI is a 4-day, comprehensive training seminar for new consultants as they prepare to enter the field

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Betsy Donnelly earns CEP Designation

July 29, 2015 Several years ago when I first investigated the process of earning the Certified Educational Planner credential, I thought I would never gain the experience or have the sheer willpower to fulfill all the requirements necessary for certification. After eleven years in business as and

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Breaking News!

Betsy Donnelly is excited to announce that Ellen V. Brown, MA, LPC and Sharon Dries, MEd have recently joined Atlanta Educational Consultants. With the addition of these experienced professionals, AEC becomes the most comprehensive Educational Consulting practice in the Atlanta metropolitan area offering counseling, placement and coaching

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Notes from the field–Wilderness Therapy

Memories of the Oregon backcountry . . . I just returned from the Independent Educational Consultant’s Association (IECA) semi-annual  conference in Indianapolis, where I met with many of my Wilderness Therapy colleagues. Through our conversations, I remembered the times I’ve spent in the field and how I long to

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