For over twenty year, Katie has continually cultivated her passion for helping students learn and has shared this passion with families and students alike. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in both Cognitive Studies and Psychology, and it is these interdisciplinary studies that provided her with such a uniquely relevant foundation for understanding and successfully working with students.
Since she founded Garrett Educational Consulting in 2013, Katie has worked hard to build lasting relationships with admission and learning resource departments while visiting and doing extensive research on various schools across the country. She has personally visited more than 150 colleges and boarding schools and meets with admissions personnel on a regular basis to ensure that she stays abreast of the ever changing landscape of education and admissions.
With these resources in her back pocket, Katie has all the necessary tools and more to guide families through the admission process for college, boarding school, and day school. As such, she is committed to helping each and every student find the school or college environment where they can thrive and find personal success. Katie completed her graduate certificate in Independent Educational Consulting through The University of California-Irvine. She is a Professional Member with Independent Educational Consultant Association, the industry leader in educational consulting, and also Chairs the Charlotte regional chapter.
In addition, Katie has completed coursework in executive functioning through Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and is a Certified Parent Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Katie holds memberships in the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors(SACAC), The Association of Boarding Schools(TABS), Small Boarding School Association(SBSA), International Coaching Federation(ICF), and The Enrollment Management Association.
Martha Anne Krisko Business Manager
Martha Anne has over twenty years of experience working in various business environments including corporate, non-profit, and entrepreneurial ventures. She has degrees in both Economics and Public Policy Analysis from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Martha Anne manages the day to day business operations of Garrett Educational Consulting and consults with prospective GEC clients.