Randye G. Falk is the founder and president of Education Edge Consulting, Inc., an educational consulting firm specializing in college planning services for junior and senior high school students, academic advising for eighth through tenth graders, and consulting services for college students applying to medical school, PA school and related science fields.
Randye has been an educator for more than 25 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 and achieved the status of Master Teacher. Additionally, she 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 grades six, seven and eight. Following her tenure at the Selznick Middle School, Randye became Assistant to the Orlando Campus Dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, where she served as the faculty coordinator. She was awarded a faculty position teaching third year medical students seminar classes focusing on narrative medicine, a course which she developed for the College of Medicine.
Randye teaches two College Essay Writing Workshops to rising seniors every summer. She also speaks to parent and grandparent groups about the college application process and their role in that process. Additionally, Randye attends several national meetings each year to keep current with the ever changing application process and remain current with admission trends and educational philosophy. She continues to visit colleges and universities adding to her list of 200+ colleges visited. This helps her suggest colleges that will be the best fit academically, socially and emotionally for students. Her number one priority is, and always remains, each student and family.
Randye enjoys professional membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and was a registrant for IECA's Principles and Practices Summer Institute for Independent Educational Consultants. Randye additionally holds professional memberships in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). In addition to her professional memberships, Randye maintains her memberships in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Principals’ Center at Harvard University. Randye graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany where she received her bachelor’s degree in English and a second degree in psychology. She went on to obtain a masters degree in Secondary Education/English from Hofstra University in New York. In 1999, she received a Certificate in the Principalship from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. An enthusiastic supporter of the arts, Randye has served on the Executive Boards of the Orlando Ballet and the Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center of Florida and continues to be active in both organizations.