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At PLACE, we believe that "it takes a village" to fulfill the mission of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. PLACE is where parents, families, and educators work together in the best interest of children. We educate through evidence, advocate through empowerment, and evaluate through engagement.   

PLACE is your village.

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Meet the Founder

Dr. Teri Marx brings over fifteen years of experience in public education, particularly in urban and Title I settings. She is recognized nationally as a MTSS and special education expert and is the proud stepparent of two neurodiverse teens.

Dr. Marx is passionate about ensuring parents, families, and students are included in educational decisions and believes in approaching advocacy in a non-adversarial way. 

Dr. Marx provides professional learning and consulting to schools and districts to ensure all students, including students with disabilities, receive an appropriate and equitable education. She has also assisted state and local educational agencies with evaluating their supports and services to inform continuous improvement. 

Dr. Marx has an A.A. degree from the College of DuPage, a B.A. from North Central College, an M.S.W. from the Jane Addams College of Social work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Dr. Marx currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Success for High Need Schools.

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