Our Team


Kathryn chib

Kathryn has twelve years’ experience in Special Education in a range of roles and positions.  She began her career as a substitute teacher in rural Michigan and spent the majority of her career teaching, contracting, and managing charter school special education programs in urban Los Angeles.  After relocating to the Baltimore area in 2014, Kathryn founded and directed a Type II school for high school students with autism in Prince George’s County.   She is currently working with a group of parents to found a charter school in Baltimore County.

Kathryn's educational background includes an M.S. in Special Education from the University of LaVerne, an Administration Certificate I from Johns Hopkins University, and an Autism Authorization from UCLA.  Her B.A. is from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.  

Kathryn works hard to apply the “it takes a village” philosophy when gathering a team to meet the needs of a child, and she is most passionate about ensuring that her clients receive equitable access to education. 

Kathryn lives in Mount Washington with her husband and two kids.



sarah gourley

Sarah is a National Board Certified special educator who has over nine years of experience in the Howard County school system.  She began her career working with children who have severe emotional disabilities in a self-contained, regional program.  Sarah served as the program director of an academic life skills program for children with moderate to severe disabilities.  She also taught in an inclusive setting at a title I school and served as the director of an enrichment program for at risk youth.

Sarah received her Masters of Education from Johns Hopkins University in School Administration and Supervision. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Towson University. 

In addition to her extensive classroom experience, Sarah comes from a family of teachers and has had a lifetime of experience working in the field of education.  Sarah is knowledgeable of both public and non-public school systems in Maryland.  Sarah specializes in working with children who have moderate to severe learning needs and behavior disorders.  She is passionate about creating equal opportunities and quality programming for all children.  

Sarah lives in Catonsville with her husband and two young daughters.