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Holly L. Blumenstyk, M.Ed., LDTC

Director

Holly L. Blumenstyk is the founder and Director of Learning Associates where she has worked with students of all academic profiles. Holly has more than 35 years of experience, uniquely qualifying her to evaluate the educational needs of her clients and the appropriateness of school programs.

Holly received her training in child development and educational diagnosis through a fellowship in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, where she earned her M.Ed. degree. She received post Masters training in educational diagnosis at Montclair State University.

Holly is certified by the State of NJ as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C), Teacher of the Handicapped K-12, Elementary School Teacher, and Principal/Supervisor. She is also a Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician pursuant to the authority of the NCED Board and has been accepted as a qualified expert in special education and school placement cases in the New Jersey Superior Court and the New Jersey Division of Administrative Law.

Prior to establishing Learning Associates, Holly taught in public school districts and was a teacher and administrator in the Communication Disorders Demonstration Program at Montclair State University, where she has also been an adjunct instructor supervising graduate students working in inclusive settings. Her experience enables her to make practical educational recommendations that can really work in a school environment.

Holly has made numerous presentations to faculty and administrators at schools including the Pingry School, Delbarton School, Red Oaks School, Assumption School, and The Purnell School. She has also presented training sessions at professional organizations including the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), Association of Learning Consultants (ALC), New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC), and the Morris County Speech and Language Association.

Professional memberships:

  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

    • Served as Vice Chair of the Schools Committee and as a member of the Schools and Learning Disabilities Committees

  • Association of Learning Consultants (ALC)

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

  • New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC)

  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

  • Enrollment Management Association (formerly SSATB)

  • Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA)

  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

  • Learning Ally

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