Amanda’s work and passion is to help children reach their full potential and see families healed and restored! She comes to Orlando with over 15 years of experience, beginning as a classroom teacher working with children with autism. Brain Balance may be new to Orlando, FL but Amanda is not new to Brain Balance! After witnessing the results of the Brain Balance program from one of her students, she ended her teaching career to join the Brain Balance team in 2007. Amanda was the Center Director of the Brain Balance in Peachtree City, GA for five years serving families who had children suffering with symptoms of ADHD, sensory processing, dyslexia, and learning difficulties.
In 2012 Amanda moved to Kansas City to develop a Brain Balance within a therapeutic residential boarding school for adolescents. There she gained experience collaborating with therapists, educators, and housing staff to develop a holistic brain based approach serving struggling teens. Currently, Amanda is working on her PhD in Brain Rehabilitation and specifically is doing research in the topic of the development of empathy! In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, the outdoors, and traveling abroad! She is excited to have the opportunity to serve families in the Orlando area!
Nancy graduated from Truett McConnell College with her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and she is a certified teacher. She has previously worked at the Brain Balance of Peachtree City and the Brain Balance of Suwanee. She began working with Brain Balance in 2008 as a coach and has moved her way up through the roles and is now our Enrollment Director. Nancy has experience in Sensory Motor, and Academic Coaching. Nancy and her husband with two children relocated to Lake Mary, Florida and is thrilled to be able to return working at Brain Balance! It’s a place where she feels she can make a difference in children’s lives. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and kayaking!
Jacqueline was born in South Plainfield, New Jersey and currently resides in Orlando, Florida; where she has lived for the past 12 years. She has recently graduated top of her class from the University of Central Florida, and has received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. As a young child Jacqueline was taught the importance of having an education, and has since then focused diligently on her academic studies. Aside from her admiration of nature and love of drawing, Jacqueline has a vested interest in learning, teaching, and helping others achieve their goals. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, volunteering at animal shelters and traveling. Jacqueline is very excited to be a part of Brain Balance Achievement Centers and looks forward to impacting the lives of children throughout Central Florida.
Ashley grew up in Deltona, Florida. She graduated from Daytona State College with her Associates of Science in Early Childhood Education. Ashley continued on to the University of Central Florida where she earned Bachelors of Science in Psychology. While in school she taught VPK at Keiki’s Place Child Care Center in Deltona. Shortly after graduation she got a part time job at a learning center working one on one with students of all ages for eighteen months until the center relocated. She then heard about Brain Balance and researched the approach and decided it was exactly what she was looking for. She is excited to be a part of making any students that come through the program feel that they can be successful, as well as helping them to change their life for themselves and their family.
Kennerly loves back packing, camping, kayaking, and traveling. She lives in Windermere, FL with her always energetic huskies. Their names are Dakota and Layla.
She has a younger brother who was diagnosed at an early age with severe ADHD. She watched him grow and struggle to overcome his diagnosis, learn, and successfully graduate from the University of West Georgia. Her passion to work with students who are struggling, comes from his journey.
She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a minor in Applied Statistics.
She started with Brain Balance of Atlanta in 2013 as a Sensory Motor/Cognitive Coach, transitioned to Assistant Director, and later Program Director. She has worked with many different children and families through the program, and loves watching the students grow and develop.
She has traveled to many parts of Florida and fell in love with many areas in the state. She jumped at the offer when an opportunity to move to Florida, and continue to work for Brain Balance as a Center Director arose. She believes strongly in what Brain Balance stands for, and that every child has the potential to learn, grow, and achieve great things.