Alma M. Morgan, M.Ed.
Alma M. Morgan, M.Ed.Educational Consultant

As an educational consultant with over 35 years in education, I love working with children, teens and young adults. I believe that all children can be successful in the educational setting with the proper tools. While my career began in a private school in 1980 as a special education teacher for children with severe learning disabilities and behavioral issues, the last 27 years have been devoted to children with chronic health needs at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. In between, I have worked in various educational settings with public school, correctional education, adult education and adjunct instructor at the University of Virginia. In 2005, a colleague and I opened a private office, Learning Specialists of Virginia, in Mechanicsville, Virginia, where we provide 1-to-1 tutoring, assessments, and educational consults.

School success has many variables that are contributing factors to how well a child, teen or young adult does in the educational setting. While class size, teaching format, learning style, study skills, work habits, and overall curriculum can play a major role in how well a student progresses during the school year, other challenges may be physical, cognitive, social or emotional. Once these challenges are addressed, grades and overall academic progress can improve greatly. Services provided by the educational consultant include:

  • Educational consults
  • Assessments
  • School meetings including child study, eligibility, development of an IEP or 504
  • Workshops for self-advocacy, study skills, and transition

I graduated from Virginia Tech in December 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a minor in English. I then married, moved to Richmond, Virginia, and enrolled in graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. I completed a Master of Education, specifically special education in 1983. Since that time, I have completed 50 or more post-graduate hours in education. I hold a Virginia teaching certificate and am active in both attending and presenting at educational conferences.