meet our Team

Marci Skigen

Marci Skigen

Founder, Executive Functioning Specialist, Educational Therapist, and Special Education Advocate

Marci Skigen is the founder of Enhance EFS. Since 1997, she has worked in the field of special education as a special educator, case manager and executive functioning specialist for students in elementary through post secondary education. She began her career in Illinois, where Marci developed and implemented district-wide, special education parent support groups and procured a variety of expert speakers. This, and her role in guiding special education team members, led to Marci being honored as an Illinois Inspra award winner, which honors distinguished individuals who passionately advocate for public education.

Throughout her years of commitment to the special education community, she recognized that executive function skills were a critical factor to an individual’s success as they navigate their daily lives. It has long been Marci’s dream to build a knowledgeable team that respects a highly collaborative approach, and a deep commitment to customizing students’ experiences to fit their needs. Since its conception, Enhance EFS has done just that assisting numerous clients enhance their strengths by providing them with the fundamental tools to develop their organization, planning, implementation, time management and decision making abilities.

Marci moved to Maryland, where she continues to support educators and their families. For the past three years, Marci has served on the board of xMinds, a non-profit resource organization for parents and educators who want to improve education for autistic students in Montgomery County. Through her work with xMinds she has diligently led committees to fundraise, secure and review hundreds of grants to provide funding for both public and private educators who support autistic students. Marci is able to offer a unique lens to the IEP and 504 process as she has experience as both a parent of children with ASD and ADHD, and as an educator to those with learning differences.

Jill Spiegel

Jill Spiegel

Executive Administrative Assistant and Client Coordinator

Jill is committed to providing prompt and cheerful support, whether answering your calls or responding to your emails. With decades of experience in Executive Administrative and Client Coordinator roles, Jill establishes and maintains strong client relationships. She possesses a talent for understanding and meeting client needs, coordinating services efficiently, and ensuring exceptional client satisfaction.

Jill’s skills include managing client accounts, resolving issues promptly, and facilitating clear communication between clients and internal teams. Recognized for her strong interpersonal skills and meticulous attention to detail, Jill is dedicated to delivering exceptional client experiences. She is valued as the reliable ‘go-to’ person for the Enhance EFS team and families, providing assistance with administrative inquiries.

Sharon Prince

Sharon Prince

Special Education Advocate, Executive Functioning Specialist, and Educational Therapist

Sharon has over 20 years of experience in special education, working with and advocating for children and their families to ensure that their rights and needs are respected and their voices are heard. 

Sharon advocates for students diagnosed with specific learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, intellectual disabilities, and other learning and emotional challenges. She coaches teachers and school leaders on topics such as behavior management, specially designed instruction, and IEP development. She has taught special education in Maryland and Pennsylvania and currently oversees the Special Education programs of various schools across Maryland to ensure that they are in compliance with federal and state laws. Sharon earned her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Education from Temple University and holds certifications in Special Education and Administration and Supervision. 

Sharon uses researched-based strategies to equip teachers with the tools necessary to address students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs and improve their confidence and academic achievement. This work is her life’s mission.

Elizabeth Vena

Elizabeth Vena

Executive Functioning Specialist, College Consultant, and Educational Therapist

Elizabeth Vena describes herself as a life-long learner. She earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Delaware where she majored in Elementary Education with a focus in K-6 Special Education. After graduating, she attended Hofstra University, where she earned her M.S. in Education, majoring in Literacy Studies B-6 & 5-12. She recently obtained her Advanced Certificate of Educational Leadership from Long Island University.

Elizabeth has a decade of experience in special education, working with elementary students through adults. She spent the majority of her teaching career working for a public school on Long Island, teaching in both the general education and special education settings. She is skilled at writing, reviewing, and implementing Individual Education Plans.

Her goal as an educator is to use research-based strategies in order to help students feel confident and reach their full potential. She prides herself on her ability to develop trusted relationships with students and families.

Ebony Heitmann

Ebony Heitmann

Content Creator, Academic Tutor, Educational Therapist, and Executive Functioning Specialist

Ebony’s Heitmann’s mission is clear: to positively shape the lives of young learners and nurture their potential for success. With her vast knowledge of research-based methods, she arms her clients with confidence and the most up-to-date strength-based strategies. As an executive functioning specialist at Enhance EFS, she supports academic and personal growth by improving essential skills. 

Her passion for education propelled her to earn a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Teaching. Currently pursuing an Education Specialist degree, Ebony is continually expanding her expertise in the field. Ebony’s educational journey stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to Special Education. 

Ebony has enjoyed working as a special education teacher in North Carolina and Georgia and is excited to expand her reach by joining the team at Enhance EFS.

Jack Skigen

Jack Skigen

Academic Tutor

Meet Jack, one of our Enhance EFS academic tutors! Jack has a PhD in Curiosity Cultivation and a Masters in Academic FUN-damentals! Jack brings a whole new level of energy and enthusiasm to the world of tutoring!

Armed with a white board, brightly colored markers, and his trusty side kick, a talking calculator named Calc-U-Later, Jack has a mission to banish boredom from the learning process!

He can’t wait to meet clients in grades second through twelfth who are ready to have some fun learning Math (basic concepts thru pre-calculus), History (US, world, and beyond), or Spanish (levels 1 thru 5). Jack’s goal is for all clients to leave with confidence that soars!

Max Tucker

Max Tucker

IT Specialist

Meet Max Tucker, our IT Specialist. Max has an insatiable curiosity for technology. Known as a computer whiz among peers, Max is passionate about exploring the ins and outs of computing. Max seamlessly integrates his impressive technology skills to optimize Enhance EFS’s website and office operations. His organized approach to problem-solving allows him to navigate complex challenges and make valuable contributions that elevate our clients’ experience.