Thank you for your interest in the Peabody Test or the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. 

I have been an Independent Testing Specialist since 2005 (10+ years!) growing my client base through networking and referral.  I love my work and truly enjoy connecting with homeschooled families in this way. I live in St Paul, MN and work with families in the metro, outstate, in other states and other countries!

I have 2 daughters and homeschooled the oldest through high school and the second through 8th grade. We used a combination of approaches including literature-based study, unit study, travel and a group study with four other families.  I helped begin and run a successful Echo early years' homeschooling support group in St. Paul for several years. For 2 1/2 years, I was a co-coordinator of Planet Homeschool, a secular junior high/senior high homeschooling coop, in St Anthony, MN growing the coop from a dozen or so families to 50+ families. I became an Independent Testing Specialist in order to blend my education and work experience with my commitment to homeschooling and the families who choose this lifestyle.

I have my Masters in Social Work from the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas. I am licensed with the State of Minnesota as an L.G.S.W. My professional experience includes work with children, adults, groups and families in various clinical settings. I have successfully done assessment, diagnosis, counseling, advising, resource referral, goal setting and believe all of those skills contribute to my success as an Independent Testing Specialist since 2007. I have use both the Peabody and the WJ-III to evaluate my own children, finding its conversational style to be comfortable for kids and its scope to provide good information for a homeschooling parent's planning.

I love to travel, read literature, attend theater prodcuctions and play badminton.

If you have friends who may be interested in either the Peabody or WJ-III Standard (5 subtests) or Extended versions, please let them know they can learn more about both tests here at achievement-test.com. 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, you can email your request on my contact page, request an appointment using my online calendar or call me at 651-503-9262. I look forward to hearing from you soon.