About School Advocates Today
“My son, who is seven years old, has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Bipolar, and Aspergers Syndrome. Since kindergarten I have been asking for him to have a 504 to receive at least the minimum he should be getting to help him succeed in school. I have been declined year after year. Amy seemed very concerned for my son immediately after we spoke and she took the time to come and watch him play, to hear my stories about my son’s life, and the battles we were facing with the school. Right away a PPT was in place. Prior to the PPT she came to my house and spent time going over what the meeting was going to be like, who would be there, and what we needed to do. Having Amy Margelony at my side during the PPT gave me the strength to get through it all. She worked her magic, I say, and fought for my son.”
School Advocates Today
- is dedicated to helping parents obtain the best possible education for their child
- offers advocacy for regular and special education students
- will meet with you to gather information to take a holistic approach to your son or daughter
- complete an educational record review
- will attend Eligibility meetings, Annual Reviews, and other school meetings
- advocate at IEP and 504 meetings
- review IEP goals and strategies to track implementation
Amy Margelony, Founder of School Advocates Today, is an educational advocate who assists families in securing educational rights for their children.
Amy has been in the field of education for over 10 years. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Amy went on to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a school teacher and earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hartford.
After several years in the classroom, Ms. Margelony continued her education and received her 6th year degree in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut. Serving as an administrator in a public school for several years exposed Amy to many PPT, 504 and EIP meetings. She has vast experience in writing IEP goals as well as ensuring the needs of individual students are being met.
Currently, Amy works aggressively with many parents throughout the state of Connecticut to empower parents with the information and tools needed to have productive and positive relationships with their child’s school.