Welcome Page Kolligian to the Educational Advocates Team
Page Kolligian joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working with prospective college students. She is an educational consultant, teacher, and advocate who has been advising families on schools and colleges for 15 years. She excels in developing strong relationships with her students and their families while providing structure, support, and guidance throughout the college process. Page connects well with students of varied interests and personalities as she assists them in presenting a well-rounded, genuine depiction of themselves in their college applications.
She joins Educational Advocates College Consulting after honing her skills at a college consulting firm in Medfield, MA. Prior to working as a college consultant, Page started “SchoolFit,” a consulting firm helping families navigate the challenges of finding the best secondary schools for their children. She completed intensive training at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Summer Training Institute and was recently certified as a coach through the Parent Coaching Trainers Academy.
Working at the Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, Page taught children with language-based learning disabilities. Her responsibilities included coaching students, managing relationships with parents, and researching and presenting case studies on neuropsychological testing.
Page developed her interest in learning differences when both of her boys struggled to succeed in school. She became passionate about educating herself on all aspects of their learning challenges as well as understanding both the school-sanctioned IEP and the 504 processes. To further her education, Page attended advocacy training at the Federation For Children with Special Needs and multiple International Dyslexia Association conferences. She was the director and member of the Dover Sherborn Special Education Parent’s Advisory Council for ten years.
Page identifies academic institutions that offer educational opportunities designed to develop and accentuate each student’s individual strengths. She is experienced and excels in guiding both traditional learners as well as those with learning differences. Choosing an appropriate list of colleges and universities for each student is imperative in allowing them the opportunity to thrive and grow. Finding the right college fit for each student is her top priority.