Family Resources

Trusted Local Experts

What colleges should we visit? How will we know if we are eligible for financial aid? Should my child receive accommodations in school? Good advice can be hard to come by. At Open Door Education, we are proud to recommend the services of local individuals and organizations who provide the expert guidance that helps students to succeed in the classroom and beyond. We have worked closely with every resource listed here, and we are confident that you will find the perfect for for your family.

Acton College Consulting

Sue Wachter - Owner
t. (978) 263-5293

Sue is an independent practitioner who works with students to help them select and gain acceptance to colleges and universities that are the right fit for them. She meets with families in their homes or at her Acton office.

Campus Bound

Meredith Principe - Director, College Counseling
t. (978) 274-8400

Campus Bound has a team of college counselors who work with families to help them select and apply to good-fit schools and to help students put their best foot forward on their college applications. Families who work with Campus Bound typically meet at their offices in Lexington, Hingham, or Mansfield, but local appointments or remote work by phone or Skype may be available as well.

College Options

Katelyn Klapper - Educational Consultant and Founder
t. (978) 270-8198

Katelyn and her team combine the personalized attention of a small practice with the resources of a combined 65 years in education and admissions work, helping families identify a personalized good fit college list that matches the student’s academic promise and preferences, social personality and needs, as well as the family’s savings and college budget. Initial meetings take place in their Sudbury office, after which some meetings can be available virtually...

Matlack Educational Consulting

Allison Matlack - Education Consultant, Director
t. (781) 640-7360

Allison and her team at Matlack Educational Consulting personalize the college search and application process to help each student find the best fit for their unique strengths and interests. Allison usually meets with families at her office in Sudbury.

PAGE by PAGE College Consulting

Kimberly Page - Owner & College Consultant
t. (978) 505-5768

The often-confusing and stressful process of college admissions can be overwhelming. Kim helps families by individualizing the process and offering a month-by-month calendar to follow. Kim believes that by building a holistic portfolio and a genuine identity, a distinguished application is created. She works closely with students to bring out their strengths and has specific expertise in colleges with programs to support learning disabilities.

Szegvari Educational Consulting

Margaret Szegvari - Owner, Lead Consultant
t. (978) 430-0566

As an educator for 30 years, Margaret has built her career on supporting others’ educational growth. Her practice aims to reduce the stress that can be associated with the college search process and to find the “right fit” schools for her clients. Success results from open and honest communication, a high level of structure and organization, and the expertise in knowing the colleges in relation to the needs of the students. Margaret meets with families in their homes or at her home office in Carlisle, MA.

The Dromgoole Center for Admission

Jennifer Dromgoole​, President
t. (978) 369-7640

Our family-based business has over 45 years of experience helping students and families navigate the ever-changing landscape with a warm, thoughtful, and welcoming approach. Our goal is to help students find the right fit-schools for them, and ensure that their application materials are customized and share their story in order to get the best read possible in admissions

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Janine Olson - Financial Advisor, CFP

t. 781-672-5275


Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)

t. (800) 449-6332


Newly Wealth

David Ira Roth - EA

t. 617-283-2990


Ignite Your Sparks

Michelle Silbert, MSW

t. (617) 699-2258


About: Michelle Silbert is a strengths-based career and life coach who works with teens and young adults to help them tap their strengths, identify their goals, own their gifts, recognize their learning style, and align these with their actions. Michelle helps families to navigate the college and career decision-making process, including exploring a course of study and/or major(s), investigating alternate paths such as the trades or taking a gap year, and as you identify, search for, and interview for jobs and internships while in high school, college, or after college. Michelle was a psychology major at Wesleyan University in CT, before working in human services and becoming a public health social worker at Boston University. Michelle also specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with ADHD

New England Neurodevelopment, LLC

David Stein - Pediatric Psychologist
Offers Neuropsych Evaluations

t. (617) 449-3604