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Leadership Team

Michael Delman, CEO

Michael provides the guiding vision for Beyond BookSmart and has pioneered our revolutionary approach to teaching students executive function skills.

Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart

Massachusetts Distinguished Educator Michael Delman founded Beyond BookSmart, previously Thinking Outside the Classroom, in 2006 and serves as its CEO. An educator since 1982, Michael’s primary mission has always been to make learning relevant and to help young people discover and develop their strengths. His undergraduate degree is from Brown University and he earned his Master’s in Education from Lesley University.

Michael is a pioneer and leader in the area of Executive Function coaching. He originated the application of Dr. James Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model of Change to help students improve academic performance. Beyond BookSmart's adaptation of this evidence-based model of behavior change has been endorsed by Dr. Prochaska. A dynamic presenter, Michael has been a featured speaker on Executive Function skills as they relate to academic success at Lynn University Transitions Conference, Mass Mentor Northeast Regional, Association of Experiential Education, GISHA Conference, Independent Educational Consultants Association, Parents of Accelerated Learners in NYC, and to numerous neuropsychological practices and schools throughout the country.

With over 200 Executive Function coaches, Beyond BookSmart has branches in New York, Chicago, Boston, and Boca Raton. Michael has also lead the way in establishing on-line Executive Function coaching both nationally and internationally.

Michael is the co-founder of the McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Massachusetts, a middle school in its 12th year of operation teaching over 350 students through the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school model.  He served as McAuliffe’s founding principal and has served as an active member of its Board of Trustees since 2008.  Prior to that, Michael taught in the Southborough Public Schools for eight years, during which time he received the Anti-Defamation League’s Teacher Incentive Award for creating a superior learning environment for his students.  

Rachel Krompinger, COO

Rachel orchestrates all essential operations at Beyond BookSmart: from client services to coach development and research, she ensures a positive experience for all.

Rachel Krompinger, COO of Beyond BookSmart

COO Rachel Krompinger worked for nearly ten years at a private special education school for cognitively and emotionally challenged youth outside Philadelphia before joining Beyond BookSmart. Rachel is a certified special education teacher who earned her B.A. in Child Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University and her M.Ed. in Special Education from Wilmington University. She has accumulated extensive experience working with individuals with pervasive developmental disabilities, such as Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, and in 2006 earned the Teaching-Family Association Distinguished Practitioner Award. She also continues to take coursework in educational leadership at the graduate level in progression towards a second Master’s degree.

Rachel’s role at Beyond BookSmart is to oversee all aspects of the coach’s experience and the continual improvement of Beyond BookSmart’s coaching program including recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, professional development, and retention, as well as overseeing Human Resources.

Peter Vogt, Director of Sales

As Beyond BookSmart’s Director of Sales, Peter oversees the company’s business development and strategic marketing activities.

Peter Vogt, Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Peter is at the hub of creative development at Beyond BookSmart. He leads our team of Outreach Coordinators who educate referring professionals about our revolutionary approach to executive function coaching. He is well versed in the art of communication, in tune with business, and is encouraging of others to achieve beyond expectations. 

Graduating with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Peter has made great use of the degree working in the industry before transferring to a sales position in a technology company. During his 25+ year journey as a business professional, Peter has successfully managed multiple sales and marketing teams in both start-up and established environments.

 

Jackie Stachel, Director of Marketing and Communications

Whether it's managing our website, posting on our social media, authoring and editing blog articles, or creating presentations, Jackie oversees all internal and external communications at Beyond BookSmart. 

Jackie Stachel, Director of Marketing and Communications

Jackie Stachel is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Beyond BookSmart. Before joining Beyond BookSmart in 2010, Jackie was a Speech-Language Pathologist at Needham High School. She earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

In addition to her work as Director of Communications, Jackie is an Executive Function Coach for Beyond BookSmart and leads presentations for parent groups throughout Massachusetts. Additionally, Jackie manages the company blog content through editing submissions, writing articles, and collaborating with professionals from outside Beyond BookSmart. She also creates video content and is our webmaster. 

Chelsea Salaga-Daly, Outreach Coordinator, Greater NY Region

Chelsea's background as an educator and administrator prepares her to conduct a wide range of outreach activities for Beyond BookSmart in the greater New York region.

Chelsea Salaga, Outreach Coordinator, Greater NY Region

Chelsea Salaga-Daly oversees outreach for the Greater New York Region and conducts market research to identify new opportunities to partner with other professionals who serve struggling students. Chelsea was previously an administrator at Garfield Park Academy, an alternative special education school in New Jersey. While there, she earned her Master’s of Education in School Counseling. Chelsea has completed her course requirements for her Doctorate of Education in the Educational Leadership program at Wilmington University in Delaware. Her dissertation is in progress. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  

At Beyond BookSmart, Chelsea is responsible for identifying and meeting with referral sources, presenting to groups about our Executive Function coaching, and recruiting, hiring, and training new coaches. Chelsea facilitates intake meetings with new families and matches clients to Executive Function coaches in the greater New York area.

Tricia Butler, Operations Manager

Tricia is the hub of Beyond BookSmart, overseeing processes including helping families learn more about coaching and connecting new clients with our coaches.

Tricia Butler, Operations Manager
As Operations Manager for Beyond BookSmart, Tricia Butler fields customer outreach and is a key support and point of contact for families throughout the client inquiry and start-up process as well as for Intake Coordinators, coaches, and supervisors. Tricia supports the Chief Operations Officer in recruiting and hiring new Executive Function coaches. In her spare time, Tricia volunteers on the Board of Directors and as Transport Coordinator for Animal Rescue Front, a dog rescue organization in MA.

Melissa Doody, Senior Hiring Manager

Melissa makes sure Beyond BookSmart recruits and hires the best and brightest educators to become our executive function coaches.

Melissa Doody, Senior Hiring Manager

Senior Hiring Manager Melissa Doody first joined the company is 2008. Prior to joining Beyond BookSmart, Melissa was a middle school special education teacher at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School where she also chaired the Student Support Team. Having received her Bachelor’s in Special Education and Elementary Education, Melissa went on to earn her Master’s degree in Educational Administration at Boston College during which time she supervised student teachers completing their pre-practicum placements. She also worked as a Special Education Director intern in the Lincoln Public Schools.

In her role at Beyond BookSmart, Melissa is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of new coaches; as well as implementing policies and procedures and developing providing for support for our hiring team.

Rachel Kalinsky, Northeast Outreach Manager

A former school psychologist, Rachel has a deep commitment to supporting struggling students. She develops partnerships with referring professionals throughout the Northeast and educates them about executive function coaching.

Rachel Kalinsky, Northeast Outreach Manager

Northeast Outreach Manager Rachel Kalinsky has 17 years of experience as a School Psychologist. She has worked with students of all ages with significant social, emotional, behavioral and/or learning disorders and was an Evaluation Team Leader for several years. A graduate of the University of Albany, SUNY with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Education, Rachel completed her graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she earned a Masters degree and a CAGS in School Psychology.

In the role of Outreach Manager, Rachel identifies key potential referral sources and builds and maintains relationships with them. Rachel coordinates trade shows, networking events, and presentations for parent associations and educator groups for Beyond BookSmart. 

Elizabeth Butts, Human Resources Manager

Beth brings a wealth of Human Resources experience to her role at Beyond BookSmart, where she is dedicated to addressing the needs of each staff member.

Elizabeth Butts, Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager Elizabeth Butts has over eight years experience in Human Resources writing policies, helping employees understand and utilize their benefits, untangling and resolving employment issues, and keeping current on mandates affecting employer and employees. Prior to Beyond BookSmart, Beth was the Payroll and Benefits Manager for Not Your Average Joe's and the Human Resources Manager for the First State Animal Center and SPCA. As Beyond BookSmarts Human Resources Manager. Beth authors and interprets policies and procedures in accordance with best practices among many other responsibilities.

Beth received her Master of Science in Management from Boston University.  She is PHR Certified through the HR Certification Institute, as well as SHRM-CP Certified through the Society for Human Resource Management.

Jennifer Flewelling, Client Services Coordinator

An educator for over 17 years, Jennifer's experience working with struggling students informs her conversations with parents who inquire about Beyond BookSmart's coaching.

Jenne Flewelling, Client Services Coordinator

Client Services Coordinator Jennifer Flewelling is a certified elementary school teacher and principal, with 17 years experience in education. Jennifer has developed English Language Arts curricula, consulted with local school districts, and is now instructing in teacher preparation and educational leadership programs at Salem State University and Endicott College. A graduate of Salem State University, Jennifer spearheaded general education initiatives focusing on supporting students’ academic, social, and emotional growth. She co-founded Fort Beverly, a non-profit organization focused on providing supports to students and families whose loved ones are deployed on active duty. Jennifer also led her school staff in creating a school-based Therapeutic Learning Center to provide a tiered structure of general education interventions to students with social-emotional, behavioral, and executive function challenges. This model was later adopted by the public school district and replicated across all elementary schools in the city.

As the Client Services Coordinator at Beyond BookSmart, Jennifer serves as the primary initial contact for prospective clients. She conducts inquiry calls to explain our services and maintain communication with prospective clients throughout the process of enrolling in coaching. Jennifer is also an Executive Function coach, supervisor, and trainer for Beyond BookSmart.

Rose Saluti, Online Outreach Coordinator

Rose establishes connections to referring professionals nationwide and internationally to educate and inform them about Beyond BookSmart's online executive function coaching services.

Rose Saluti, Online Outreach Coordinator

In Rose's role as Online Outreach Coordinator, she develops relationships with referral sources who are as passionate as we are about helping their clients reach their full potential. She is committed to spreading the message that our coaches teach our clients the skills they need not just for school but for life.  

Rose joined the company in 2016 and brings over 30 years of experience in developing business for companies she passionately believed in over those years. She graduated with honors from Boston College with a degree in Education and Biology and taught and tutored many students during the years when she was raising her own children. Rose is proud of her record of building small businesses. Her role at Beyond BookSmart allows her to continue to contribute by helping our clients find their way to a successful and fulfilling life.

Katie Hodgson, Supervision Manager

Katie leads our team of dedicated coaching supervisors, overseeing professional development agendas and working to expand the expertise and efficacy of our 200+ coaches.

Katie Hodgson, Supervision Manager

Supervision Manager Katie Hodgson has a long history of working with individuals with Executive Function challenges both in acute care and nursing, as well as within schools. Katie spent ten years working at the secondary level in the public schools, becoming district expert in Executive Function, social communication, and emotional regulation challenges.

Katie opened our South Carolina territory in 2016. In her capacity as Outreach Coordinator, she develops relationships with referring professionals and provides dynamic presentations to a wide variety of audiences. 

Katie obtained her B.A. in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She later earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State University and obtained her license as a Special Education Administrator and Principal. Before joining Beyond BookSmart, Kate worked at Social Thinking® Boston, where she led the “Treatment Strategies for Tweens, Teens and Adults” training session for SocialThinking’s® East Coast Clinical Training Program (level 1A).

Dana Rahn, Outreach Coordinator in FL

Dana forges relationships with referring professionals throughout south Florida. She presents to clinicians and educators about Beyond BookSmart's groundbreaking methodology for teaching students executive function skills.

Dana Rahn, Outreach Coordinator in FL
Dana Rahn, Esq. comes to Beyond BookSmart with a unique background as a Family Law Attorney. Dana was a legal fellow for the New York City Law Department in their Family Court Division, a law clerk to a family court judge in New York Family Court, and an attorney for a private family law firm. Dana worked with children and families that were the subject of juvenile delinquency, custody, guardianship, domestic violence, and child welfare proceedings. Dana is also a mentor through Student Sponsor Partners, a program which addresses the high school dropout crisis in New York City, by providing students in public schools the opportunity to receive a private high school education and one-on-one mentorship.  In addition to being an Outreach Coordinator, Dana also coaches students for Beyond BookSmart.

Laura Moy, Professional Development Team

Laura ensures that our coaches have the most up-to-date methods and tools at their disposal, as she works to design professional development for all of our coaches.

Laura Moy, Professional Development Team
Laura is a Supervisor, Intake Coordinator, and member of the Beyond BookSmart Professional Development team for our Boston branch. In her role, she supports students, families, and coaches in their collective efforts to help students experience success. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, and a Bachelor's degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Salve Regina University. Her experience teaching in various classroom settings in the states of New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts has proven to her that above all, students crave the tools that will help them to navigate both the world of school and the world around them. 

Annabel Furber, Lead Research Coordinator

Annabel leads our research initiatives into the efficacy of Executive Function coaching. Additionally, she designs and implements our online coach training.

Annabel Furber, Lead Research Coordinator
Annabel Furber is the Lead Research Coordinator for Beyond BookSmart. She also supervises coaches, providing support to ensure quality and consistency in our coaching. Annabel has a background in special education, psychology, and neuroscience. She has experience in both educational practices and educational research and possesses a Master’s degree in the field of Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Annabel believes in Neurodiversity—that each mind is as unique as a thumbprint and no single approach to teaching is useful for all—and that learning challenges often accompany unique skills and talents that require an understanding of the impact of context, motivation, and personal goals. Annabel also serves as an instructor for CAST (Center for Applied Special Technologies) through the Mass Focus program, a graduate course aimed to instruct teachers on how to Universally Design for Learning (UDL).