South Pasadena, CA, (January 23, 2019)—Nancy J. Lavelle, Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO of Total Education Solutions, Inc. (TES), is pleased to announce the acquisition of her Company, effective December 31, 2018, by key members of TES’ senior management team: Meaghan Donahue, M.A., Vice-President; Staci Hazlett, B.A., Director, Administrative & Human Resources; Julie Hruby, M.A., Regional Director—California; Traci Bean, M.A., SLP-CCC, Regional Director—TES Connect; and Tawnia Novak, B.S., Regional Director—Ohio. Meaghan Donahue has been named President/CEO of TES.
“I am excited by this new chapter in Total Education Solutions’ history” said Dr. Lavelle, Founder and past-President/CEO. “Our success has been built on a foundation of a very talented management team with deep special education and pediatric therapy services expertise; effective business development skills; and financial acumen. Our seasoned management team has established strong relationships with TES’ dedicated employees, our clients, and the individuals with special needs and their families we serve. We will continue to leverage our strengths as we adapt to the changing business drivers of the special education and pediatric therapy services sectors.”
Founded by Dr. Lavelle, Ph.D. in 1997 and headquartered in South Pasadena, California, TES’ mission is to empower individuals of all abilities by providing opportunities for success through customized, innovative solutions. TES provides multidisciplinary special education, pediatric and adult therapy services, authorized by healthcare providers, in schools, homes, online, and in the community. TES operates family-centered clinics in San Diego, Los Angeles, Alhambra, Lynwood, and Sacramento, California; in Troy and Flint, Michigan; and in Columbus and Akron, Ohio, where TES also established the TES Academy, a specialty school for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
TES’ customized and innovative solutions are offered by fully licensed, credentialed, and trained specialists in IDEA compliance monitoring, case management, professional development in services including: Speech and Language Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Psychology; Counseling; Marriage, Family and Child Therapy; Social Work; Nursing; Adaptive Physical Education; Special Education and Intensive Academic Instruction; and Applied Behavioral Analysis. TES also provides clients with Teacher Aides; Behavioral Support Aides; Tutors; and other professional and support staff.
Dr. Lavelle will retain an ownership position in TES and remain on its Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Redesign of Learning, the non-profit organization she founded in 1974.