Dr. Mary Ann Smialek
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Dr. Mary Ann Smialek
Dr. Mary Ann Smialek



More About Dr. Smialek

Mary Ann Smialek is an educator specializing in the remediation of Specific Learning Challenges. She is the Director of Quest Solutions working in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development and team implementation strategies in education, health care and the business sector. Her primary focus is organizational change through process redesign efforts and human resources development, positive home-school connections, student success and positive team partnerships.

Mary Ann's career as an educator includes professional experience as a Team Leader/Facilitator, Quality Trainer, Parenting Class Coordinator, Special Education and Regular Education Teacher. She is currently facilitating process improvement efforts in education through team development and home-school-community support partnerships.

Her credits include national and international presentations and seminars on team building and empowerment. She has authored articles on the dimensions of teams for Quality Progress and the Quality Management Forum. Mary Ann is the author of the Team Strategies for Success – Doing What Counts in Education, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD 2001, Don't Miss the Bus! Steering Your Child to Success in School, Taylor Trade Publishers, Lanham, MD 2003, Don't Miss the Bus! 4 CD Set, Rowman & Littlefield Education, Lanham, MD 2005, Get On the Bus! Tools for School, Rowman & Littlefield Education, Lanham, MD 2005. To complete the Bus Series Trilogy, Off the Bus! Transition to Middle School by Dr. Smialek was published in 2006 by Rowman & Littlefield Education. Her latest book Life Lessons for Educators was published in October 2011.

Her educational credits include a B.S. in Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Special Education/Specific Learning Disabilities and Ed. D. in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds professional Supervisor, Principal and Superintendent‘s certificates.

She is a member of the American Society for Quality's Education Division and Phi Delta Kappa, a professional fraternity in education. She has been the editor of the American Society for Quality, Education Division's QED NEWS and chair of the ASQ Education Focus Group.

Author Presentations

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Current Scheduling Status – Dr. Smialek is scheduling school and parent group visits for the school year. She looks forward to the opportunity to share her school success experiences and team strategies with your organization.

If you are interested in having her speak at your school, church or civic organization or if you'd just like some information, please email and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Her seminars include a Powerpoint presentation, question and answer session, sharing of resources as well as how strategies for success may be utilized for your particular group or organization for more positive results.

She is flexible, so if there is one particular area of concern that you would like to include as part of her presentation or seminar, she would be happy to discuss it with you.

Don't Miss the Bus! Steering Your Child to Success in School

Session Highlights
Explore Teacher Expectations and Responsibilities
4 Steps to Good Parenting for School Success
Strategies for Motivation
Discipline without Tears
Effective Home-School Partnerships
Every Child Is Special

Don't Miss the Bus with Parents!
Session Highlights
School is a Team Effort
Success Doesn't Just Happen
Stress Free Relationships
A New Set of Rules
Partners in Education

Get On the Bus! Tools for School
Session Highlights
Back to Basics Learning
Avoid the Homework Blues
Reasons for Specific Behaviors
Self Esteem/Motivation Essentials
Rescue Stressed Out Kids
Negotiating the Information Highway

Off the Bus! Transition to Middle School
Session Highlights
Preteen Development — Physical/Emotional/Mental
Preteen Self-Esteem Survey
10 Steps to Stellar Study Skills
Test Taking Strategies
A+ Research Papers
Adolescent Stress Relief Program
The Reality of Peer Pressure
Know the Facts! Alcohol and Drug Influences
Breaking barriers for Middle School Achievement

Team Strategies — Doing What Counts in Education
Session Highlights
The Power of Teams
Inside Teams in Education
7 Steps to Lucrative Teaming
TEME for Success — Team Empowerment Model for Education

Life Lessons for Educators! Your Best Life Now
Session Highlights
Honor Your True Self
Be Open to a New Beginning
Trust Your Inner Wisdom
Count Your Blessings
Embrace the "Power of Now"
Transform Your Method of Operation
Celebrate an Authentic Lifestyle




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