Laura Becton, MA

I have a master’s degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University and post-graduate training in special education from NYU and Bank Street College. I received specialized training in the Orton Gillingham approach to reading instruction and have been tutoring children since 1997. I began my career as a classroom teacher and taught third and fourth grades and eventually became a learning specialist.  I have worked in both traditional and progressive schools in New York City. This background, coupled with my passion to meet children where they are and bring them to the next level, inspires my work with children, teachers, and parents to meet all aspects of learning goals.

fun fact

I’ve run the New York City Marathon and have seen two “perfect” Major League Baseball games.

in my spare time

I enjoy cooking, hiking, movies, and traveling with my family.


Ellen Levenson, Ed.M

My strengths have always been my abilities to listen, problem solve and organize. These combined with a strong education, including a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, drew me to the field of Executive Function Coaching. Although my most important qualification might be that I am the Mom of twin boys who are creative and wonderful and both struggle with Executive Function challenges. I have seen a lot and survived; the boys have thrived. My goal as an EF Coach is to generate the same sweet smiles from organizational success that I do with my warm chocolate chip cookies. 

fun fact

I was a founder of my College's Freshman Outdoor Program many, many years ago.

in my spare time

Books and baking are passions.  There is always something fresh baked in my house.


Molly Ness, Ph.D, MEd

I began my teaching career as a Teach For America corps member and 6th grade teacher in Oakland, California. Since 2016, I have been a teacher educator and associate professor at Fordham University. My research focuses on reading comprehension, teachers' instructional decisions and beliefs, word study, and matching books to readers. I am passionate about the diagnosis and remediation of readers who struggle. 

fun fact

I'm the author of 3 books.

in my spare time

Yoga, exploring farmer's markets, hiking with my poorly behaved labradoodle, and spending time on the coast of Maine.


 
 

Danielle Pannazzo, MS, CCC-SLP

I am both a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Executive Functions coach. I strongly believe that my training in both fields significantly play a role when working towards language development and EF growth.

fun fact

I have my motorcycle's license and love riding my Kawasaki Ninja 650 all around the country. 

in my spare time

I am a huge foodie and love trying new restaurants, and I am a life long Rangers fan. I love being with my family and doing fun activities with my friends.