Rachel Zimmerman has many years of experience in providing educational options for children, adolescents, and teens with learning disabilities; non-profit management; marketing; strategic planning; and team building.
For over eleven years she worked as the Executive Director of The Program, a non-profit agency she founded to provide direct and indirect consultative and educational services to families of children with special needs. This journey began in 1995 when she established the Special Needs Department at Jewish Educational Services in Atlanta, GA.
As the Executive Director of this agency she applied management skills running the various departments and providing consultative services to private schools, preschools and parents to insure that children with learning differences have full access to quality educational and experiential programming. She has also offered numerous professional development opportunities for educators to enhance their ability to serve children with a variety of learning needs in the classroom and advocated for the educational needs of children with disabilities.
Under her leadership the Amios Program grew into a nationally and internationally recognized program offering parent education, a virtual parent support group serving over 180 families, professional development opportunities for teachers, early intervention services, and consultation and support to schools.
Prior to her work with Amit, she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with both adults and teens, and provided vocational expert testimony for the Social Security Administration.
Rachel is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.