Owner and Founder
Organization: Simple Solutions Educational Services
Dr. Angela Searcy holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois, a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Response to Intervention and Assessment. Her research centers around brain-based learning assessed by the CLASS assessment and its’ correlation to aggressive behaviors in preschool classrooms. Angela is currently a candidate in Erikson Institute’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Credential.
Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company. An educator since 1990 Angela has experience at all levels of education including infants, toddlers, preschool, 6th grade, 8th grade and 9th grades. Angela is currently an adjunct faculty member and seminar leader at Erikson Institute, the author of Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors with Gryphon House Publishing, a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC, the Bureau of Education and Research, and an affiliate trainer for Teachstone.
A credentialed developmental therapist through the state of Illinois and former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience and 10 years of experience providing assessment and treatment services for children with special needs through the early intervention system of Illinois. Angela is a nationally recognized speaker and has been featured on WTTW’s Chicago Matters Chicago’s WGN Channel 9 Moring News Midday News and Evening News, Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Matters, Chicago Parent and Chicago Baby Magazines. On a personal note Angela and her husband of 26 years are proud parents of four children aged 25-15