As a learning specialist and Positive Education expert, Learn & Flourish Director Sherri Fisher empowers bright students of all ages—in particular those who have learning and performance challenges—to unleash their potential. Sherri’s personalized approach teaches research-based soft skills of self-regulation and well-being alongside the skills of learning. She provides personalized success strategies to high-potential clients who struggle with procrastination and underperform despite their abilities; reveals and leverages their strengths and success patterns; helps them grow academically and emotionally; and guides them to flourish at school, in their families, and in their careers.
“I have never met a learning specialist/educator with so much knowledge, compassion and drive for doing what is right for students. Sherri is loving and clear at a time when many parents are fraught with anxiety, denial or anger. Parents feel that she understands their student and they trust her to guide them through a potentially daunting experience of referrals, testing and follow through.”
“Sherri was able to create an alliance with our son, with us, and with his teachers that bridged the gap between his school’s holistic teaching style and his need for linear, sequential and structured learning. We maintained a relationship with Sherri throughout his schooling and he now has earned his PhD in physics.”
“Your recommendation to have him tested, guidance for school and social-emotional skills, college choice and application advice— all invaluable. His self-confidence and love of learning have both reemerged, in school and out. He’s playing piano again, reading (for pleasure!!), and headed to his top college pick with a nice merit scholarship.”
“Although our children have had excellent teachers, no one but Sherri has so quickly and accurately understood their needs, both educationally and emotionally. She consistently surprises us by exquisitely articulating their sources of difficulty and having a seemingly inexhaustible set of positive interventions.”
“I made it to college only to end up on academic probation. Learning how to use my powers for good when I have always felt that I was barely getting by—that is the secret sauce of life for people like me who struggled for years in school. I’m so glad I met you, Sherri. Belief in myself happened in little steps at a time. But you always believed. I am so grateful for that.”
Meg is a licensed special educator available for live and remote sessions. Her students develop a key set of strategies to improve learning and study skills for success. She guides students to spot and apply their personal and academic strengths, resulting in greater self-confidence, personalized organization techniques; improved writing skills and essay structure; better time management, project planning and task execution. Her students improve performance challenges related to:
Meg has taught in private and public schools domestically and internationally, from K-12 to college age; worked as a researcher and editor in the documentary film industry; edited business school textbooks and written their end-of-chapter assessments; and researched for a software firm. A well-read and well-traveled classroom teacher, student, and researcher with rich background knowledge on many topics, Meg holds a MEd in Moderate Needs Special Education and a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center in New York.