Peggy Kearney, M.Ed., Education Edge’s President, has over thirty years of experience in education and corporate education including classroom teaching, diagnostic assessment practice and program development.
Ms. Kearney began her career as a classroom teacher, teaching middle and high school students in reading, study skills, and honors English. During her tenure at one of the high schools, Ms. Kearney wrote, developed, and implemented the school’s study skills program.
Ms. Kearney spent the majority of her career in supplemental education working for Sylvan, Britannica, and Huntington Learning Centers in the areas of program management, training, new center development, and franchise consulting. She was instrumental in establishing numerous learning centers for all three companies. Her responsibilities included: operations, program development and management, diagnostic and prescriptive practices, consultations, training, and instruction.
Ms. Kearney’s other career highlights include: Dean of Academic Affairs, ECPI College of Technology in Northern Virginia, Director of Professional Development, Construction Specifications Institute in Alexandria, VA, and Director of Professional Development and Account Management for Connections Academy in Baltimore, MD.
Ms. Kearney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and her Master of Science degree in Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She also holds a certificate in administering the WISC-lll from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Ms. Kearney’s background and experience has afforded her the opportunity to deal with issues important to parents, teachers, and students. She recognizes the need for one-on-one instruction for struggling students. Moreover, Ms. Kearney believes in getting to the core of an academic issue through a diagnostic assessment process. Once the basic skill gaps are determined, the academic difficulties can be addressed and corrected. Academic success is unattainable until we determine the skill deficiencies.