- B. S. in Elementary Education – Houghton College, 1992
- M. Ed. in Reading & Writing Specialist – Certification Plymouth College, 1997
- Wrightslaw trained – Pete Wright training 2013 & 2016
- PIC trained – Parent Information Center, 2014
- COPAA member – Council of Parents, Advocates and Attorneys, 2016
- ISEA certificate – Institute of Special Education Advocacy, William & Mary Law School, 2017
Carolyn Blasko, M. Ed.
- 9-year NH public school teaching experience
- advocacy experience in 27 NH school districts
- (603) 738-2409
I know what it is like to be you right now, a dedicated parent searching for help, that would bring about real change. In 2002, I resigned from a successful 9-year teaching position with a master’s degree as a reading specialist, to be home with young children. In 2010, I needed to secure intensive specialized services for one of my children. This ultimately necessitated a due process hearing in which I prevailed, having hired a special education advocate and attorney. I came to know the value of this role.
Since that time, I have helped parents in 27 different school districts accomplish objectives for their child, objectives that some had said could not be obtained. I’ve developed an understanding of special education law, the process and a variety of educational disabilities. I seek success and I seek to have an impact of significance for you and your child.
I know what it is like to be in a challenging situation, yet to conduct one’s self with commendable professionalism. I am proud of the positive professional relationships that I preserved through difficult situations. I learned about myself that deep in my core, I am made of the stuff that it takes — to be rattled and come out standing, and standing strong.
I discovered that I have a specialized niche. There are silent others who share similar stories, untold stories, with unwritten chapters ahead, that right now appear—without help—without hope.
I am uniquely wired, equipped to contribute something of value to people who need me. Both my teaching and parenting experiences now come together to qualify me with a specific area of knowledge and skill set that benefits students and parents.
My experiences arm me with a quiet and strong resolve. I bring a reflective and analytical style, living with integrity and operating from a calculated stance of calm strength and confidence. I will listen to you, really listen. We will pave a way to realistic solutions for you and your child. This is meaningful work. You and your child are worth all that I do!
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done to help place me in a school that’s more suited for me. My goal is to one day go to college. That’s all because of your work and I couldn’t thank you enough. This was a long fight but it all paid off, thanks to you! Thank you so so much Carolyn!
I have to say you were well worth the money. My wife and I were so impressed. She expressed a high level of comfort having you there and I agree. It makes us feel a lot better knowing you are there. You did a great job under very difficult circumstances, and with grace.
My mouth is full of cotton when I go into those meetings. I feel a lot better about tomorrow’s meeting after talking with you and knowing that you are coming. I will be so glad to see things finally happening.
I feel the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders now that I have somebody on my side. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you. Thank you for your efforts and late nights! I should have done this a long time ago.
Thank you for your quick action. Pleased with your insights and your expertise. The document you developed was skillfully and professionally done. My style of saying things in the past was not getting what was needed. Thank you tremendously!
“Much of what has worked for this student, is credited to your involvement, Carolyn.”
“Your way with words. . .you were excellent. I’m so glad to have you by my side.”
“Since I hired an advocate, the whole atmosphere has changed for the better. I am so pleased.
“I just want to thank you again for your work. I am glad to have your support to continue through this process. I am amazed at the outcomes.”
“I am so pleased with how the meeting went. Your communication style and knowledge achieved the results so crucial for my child’s future success. Thank you for your support and hard work. I couldn’t have done it without you!”