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About Us

Brain-Based Education Academy is an educational therapy service founded by a group of educators who have formed a strong bond and a shared love of pedagogy. Our goal is to help all children  achieve academic success and personal growth. Our team is equipped with the latest research-based methodologies and a diversity of experiences in personalized learning. We strive to create an environment where students feel supported and encouraged to take risks and grow as individuals.

About Us

Through educational therapy, tutoring, and professional development, our goal is to help every type of learner reach their potential. 

Meet The Team

Kathryn Beirne

Kathryn Beirne, LPC

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Kathryn holds a Master's of Education in Counseling, with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health and a graduate certificate in school counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor, licensed school counselor,  licensed NILD educational therapist, and is trained in IMSE O.G. Comprehensive Plus. Her experience working with children with learning disabilities and co-occurring disorders of ADHD, anxiety, and depression in clinical and school settings has equipped her with the skills to build meaningful, collaborative relationships which facilitate changes in thinking patterns and behaviors. 

Kara Murad

Kara Murad

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Kara began her career in education while homeschooling her children for over ten years. She holds a Master's of Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Data Literacy. Her background in learning theory has helped her students to grow in the foundational aspects needed to learn more efficiently. She is a licensed teacher working in Fairfax County with experience in  both elementary and middle school classrooms. She is a licensed NILD educational therapist. 

Ryan Quigg

Ryan Quigg

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Ryan holds a Master's of Education with a Concentration in Administration and Supervision, is a licensed Virginia teacher and administrator, a licensed NILD educational therapist, and is trained in IMSE O.G. Comprehensive Plus. She began her career in education over ten years ago. Her work with diverse learners has equipped her with the skills necessary to develop strong educational plans and implement effective interventions.

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