Meet Randye

 

Randye G. Falk is the founder and president of Education Edge Consulting, Inc., an independent educational consulting company. By guiding, directing, informing, and teaching, Randye provides one-on- one support to high school students and their families navigating the ever-changing and sometimes stressful college application process. Randye brings levity to a process that parents today find unfamiliar. Addressing students' 'must haves' at college, discussing campus culture, introducing students to new college choices and emphasizing the importance of keeping an open mind when thinking about colleges, Randye helps students and parents understand why college is about finding the right fit, not about winning a prize. She, additionally, provides guidance and support to college students applying to professional and graduate schools. She often welcomes back former students seeking to continue with their education, as well as getting to know new post-graduate students. Randye is in solo practice by choice. Each student she works with is always her priority.

Randye, who has been a professional consultant since 2007, holds professional memberships in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She adheres to all three of these organizations Principles of Good Practice. Randye devotes professional time visiting colleges, universities, professional and graduate schools where she meets with administrators, admissions personnel, and enrolled students in order to constantly hone her understanding of each institution's particularities and accolades. She is a regular participant in national conferences, workshops and webinars, and she was a registrant at the 2006 IECA Practices and Principles Institute of Educational Consulting, now known as IECA's Summer Institute.

Randye has been an educator for more than 35 years. She has extensive classroom experience, having taught English at both the high school and middle school levels in New York State and Central Florida. Additionally, Randye has significant experience in education administration. She was the founding principal of The Patricia R. Selznick Middle School of the Jewish Academy of Central Florida, where she also served as the primary English instructor for all grade levels. Following her tenure at the middle school, Randye became Assistant to the Dean at the Florida State University College of Medicine, where she, additionally, served as the medical faculty coordinator. She was awarded a faculty position teaching Narrative Medicine to third year medical students. Randye also conferenced with and edited each medical student's personal statement for their residency application. Before moving to Florida, Randye was a professional editor for two educational publishing companies: Scott Foresman in Chicago and Barnell Loft in New York.

Randye has been a member of the faculty of the Teachers Summer Institute on Holocaust Studies, and the Florida Council of Independent Schools annual conference. She attends Florida's annual State University System Conference, as well as the AAMC National Conference, in additional to other continuing education courses.

After receiving her bachelor's degree in English at the State University of New York at Albany, Randye obtained a masters degree in Secondary Education/English (M.Ed.) from Hofstra University in New York. In 1999, she received a Certificate in the Principalship from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

Randye contributes her mind-body balance to Pilates. She is an avid supporter of the arts in Central Florida currently serving on the Advisory Council of the Enzian Theater. She served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Orlando Ballet as well as the Board of Directors for the Holocaust Memorial Education and Resource Center of Florida. When she is not in her office, you can often find her viewing an independent film, captivated by the ballet, or supporting the Holocaust Center.


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