Midge Lipkin   Midge Lipkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Lipkin founded Schoolsearch over forty years ago to assist families with all aspects of the elementary, secondary, college placement as well as special needs and therapeutic counseling process. She holds a Ph.D. in School Administration and Special Education, and a M.Ed. from Boston University, as well as a B.S. from Lesley University. She is a certified educational planner, a noted author, lecturer, and instructor for area colleges and universities. Dr. Lipkin has been an invaluable educational resource to thousands of students and their families.

During Dr. Lipkin's career she has taken several important professional assignments including: Psycho-educational Advisor, New England Medical Center; Director, Dorchester Children's Mini School; and Educational Administrator, Dorchester Mental Health, Children's Clinic. She has held positions as a Supervisor and Teacher in multiple Massachusetts public school programs for the learning disabled, including Winchester, Winthrop, Waltham, Sudbury, and Newton. Dr. Lipkin has been an Instructor/Lecturer at Assumption College, Boston College, Boston University, Lesley College and the Perkins School for the Blind.

Dr. Lipkin's current practice focuses on private school placement, college counseling, and therapeutic placement. She has a Certificate for Specific Language Disability from Massachusetts General Hospital, and she has membership in the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), the International Orton Gillingham Society, and the NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Consultants).

Her published works include:
The Schoolsearch Guide to Private Schools in the Northeast
The Schoolsearch Guide to Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Differences
The Schoolsearch Guide to Private Schools for Students With Learning Differences
The College Sourcebook for Sudents and Developmental Differences

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Debbie Seresky   Debbie Seresky

Debbie Seresky, a graduate from The University of Rochester and an experienced educational consultant, has been working with Schoolsearch since 2005. She enjoys working with students and their families to help personalize the process of choosing and applying to independent schools and colleges, a process that can be either a time of discovery, self-affirmation, and growth, or a time of tremendous stress and insecurity. A parent of three children, Debbie understands firsthand the importance of looking at each child's strengths and goals to assess which educational environments will be most beneficial.

Debbie treats each child as a true individual to determine a good fit for her clients. She maintains and continues to develop the child's self-esteem and confidence by breaking down the overwhelming private school and college process into manageable tasks, and by helping to reduce stress, manage deadlines, and make the whole process easier and more successful.

Debbie also is responsible for scheduling and administering all ISEE and SSAT testing. She is as flexible as possible in accommodating the students she tests.

Debbie successfully completed the IECA's Summer Training Institute for educational consultants. She participtes in ongoing professional development opportunities, and is currently earning her independent educational consultant cetificate. She conducts college visits on a regular basis to stay current with the trends.

Debbie is the daughter of Midge Lipkin. Her three grown children attended Boston independent schools and have either graduated or are currently attending college.
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