meet our Team
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.
Rachel has a passion for helping students achieve their educational goals. With over 18 years of special education experience, Rachel is known for her insightful and collaborative approach. While Rachel has supported students of varying ages throughout her career, her work has been primarily focused on high school age students diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, and other learning differences.
Rachel has helped countless students realize their educational potential and is uniquely skilled at identifying college and support programs that meet the needs and preferences of each student she works with. Rachel guides students and their families in all aspects of the college application process in a nurturing and caring manner. Rachel holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Beth Schoen is a clinically trained social worker, educational consultant, and student advocate with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She began her educational support career in Los Angeles, as an Inclusion Specialist and later became an Educational Support Coordinator. Most recently in Maryland she served as a Division Director for a private high school program that served students with Intellectual Disabilities. Beth combines her knowledge of different educational profiles, deep relationship building and innovative ideas to accommodate a range of student profiles. Over Beth’s career she has supported students with ASD, ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Intellectual disabilities and other learning differences. Beth received her Masters in Social Work from New York University
Beth is able to successfully bridge the gap when her clients have difficulty engaging with executive functioning systems, accommodations and other resources. Her deep empathy, compassion, and enthusiasm is highly motivating to those that work with her. An understanding of every individual’s struggle is central to Beth’s model of support and helps to facilitate their success. Beth has joined the excellent team at Enhance EFS to collaborate with other innovative professionals dedicated to helping individuals meet their educational and personal goals.
Devorah’s educational philosophy has evolved over the course of her career through her experiences in a variety of classroom settings. For the past six years, Devorah has spent her time supporting students with ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome and other learning differences. She has provided content support and modifications, as well as study strategies to encourage successful, confident and self-reliant students.
Devorah has come to believe that learning how to learn is ultimately the key to a child’s success in school—and in life. This educational philosophy drew her to Enhance EFS, where Devorah supports school-aged clients as they enhance their executive functioning skills. Devorah appreciates the opportunity to build long lasting and nurturing relationships with clients, and believes in the importance of taking an individualized and empowering approach to learning for each of her clients.