Meet The Team

Katie Garrett
Founder

For over twenty years, Katie has shared her passion for academics and education with students and their families. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with degrees in both Cognitive Studies and Psychology and has completed her graduate certificate in Independent Educational Consulting through The University of California-Irvine. Katie has been awarded the designation of Certified Educational Planner by the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners, demonstrating the highest level of professional standards through extensive knowledge, expertise, and experience in the field of educational planning. She is a Professional Member with Independent Educational Consultant Association and serves as Chair of 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 has personally visited hundreds of college and boarding school campuses and meets with admissions personnel on a regular basis to ensure that she stays abreast of the ever-changing landscape of education and admissions. She is dedicated to helping each student find the school or college environment where they can find their own personal success.

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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.