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The ABCs for Life Success Team

Contact one of our experts today for a free consultation. Let us show you how we can assist with your child's success in school, and in life! 301.593.5166


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Consulting Team


Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.

Director & Educational Consultant

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An experienced, passionate advocate for children and an inspirational leader, Ms. Davis serves as Director of ABCs for Life Success and Special Needs Advocacy Institute. She is skilled in child-centered evaluation, program analysis and development, navigating the special education process, and developing effective individual student plans which prepare students for success in school, and in life. At James Madison and Johns Hopkins Universities, she was awarded with honors and earned recognition for excellence in study, and currently is an adjunct professor at George Washington University. Her Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book forms the curriculum for the Training Institute of the same name taken by hundreds of parents and educators in the Washington DC area. She co-hosted the internet radio show "Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education." Her most recent book, School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders includes strategies for working with kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Mood Disorders.

Come talk with Michelle and connect with her here:
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Nina Spiezio Hagan, MAT

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Ms. Hagan holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from The American University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Maryland. Ms. Hagan has over 15 years of experience working in special education as a teacher, learning specialist, and executive functioning and academic coach. She is dedicated to providing a voice for special needs children so they have access and opportunity to a quality education and positive life experiences. At ABCs for Life Success Ms. Hagan serves as a central point of liaison with internal and external constituencies in the resolution of a variety of day-to-day matters. She manages, updates, and maintains client files and records, assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences and results that have an impact on clients, costs and quality of service. Ms. Hagan supports the mission and organizational goals of ABCs for Life Success, LLC by providing extraordinary service to families and educators, and employs the daily management and customer service quality of work in the area of special education. Ms. Hagan is here to listen to our clients every need, and she's dedicated to providing extraordinary service!



We are unique in that all of our team members are experts in special education. This means we all have at least Master's or Doctoral degrees. It also means that we have classroom and administrative experience.  We use each other's expertise and collaborate, sharing information, technology, technique and strategy.  The experts at ABCs for Life Success have specialty areas, with special expertise in: 


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