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The Founders

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Natasha R.W. Eldridge, M.A.

Ms. Eldridge has fostered the emotional, social and cognitive development of students as young as six weeks of age.  She has worked with students in nursery school, elementary, middle , high school and college.  Ms. Eldridge has a great deal of experience with researching, developing and implementing successful programs, conducting assessments and case management.  She has personally assisted thousands of students who were deemed “at risk” to successfully complete high school and plan for a productive life after secondary school.   She was personally commended in 1999 for her work with urban youth by President Bill Clinton.  In 2005, her success was documented when she was interviewed for and quoted in  Whatever It Takes: Transforming American Schools—The Project Grad Story.

Pre-Summer Camp 5Ms. Eldridge holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Psychology and has completed the necessary academic course work in the post graduate program to become certified School Psychologist.  Additionally, she is a certified  Substance Awareness Coordinator and Elementary School Teacher.  Ms. Eldridge has conducted  numerous parent/student/family workshops, leadership trainings and is a Certified Trainer for the Prudential/Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute.  She has successfully created and implemented wraparound mentoring programs for disaffected youth. Ms. Eldridge has held membership in various professional organizations, such as the National  Association of School Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, NAACP, NANBPWC, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the National Honor Society, Psi Chi.

Ms. Eldridge oversees the Business and Human Resources Departments for the company.

Tiffany Overton, M.ED

Ms. Overton also has a broad range of educational experience working with children and families. She has taught on the elementary, middle, and high school level as well as adult learners. Her skills as a master teacher have enabled her to teach an array of subjects such as ELA, Math, GED, and ESL courses. She has worked as a Lead Teacher in Math, providing guidance and support for fellow teachers.

In addition, she has served as an Assistant Principal and Principal of a K-8 charter school. During her tenure in this booksposition, she devised and implemented a variety of professional development workshops for both teachers and paraprofessionals. She also created a “Surviving as a New Teacher Program” to acclimate novice teachers to the rigors of teaching. Ms. Overton has extensive experience in instructing students how to utilize critical thinking as an effective test taking strategy, and has training in providing effective instruction geared towards student success on standardized tests.

Ms. Overton has also taught education courses at the collegiate level and oversees the curriculum development program for the company. Her education stems from a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s College. She also holds a NJ Standard Certificate for Elementary Education, and a N.J. Supervisor and Principal Certification. Other accolades include membership in the National Association for Elementary School Principals and the Psi Chi National Honor Society.