Starting PilarRay Educational Consulting was the opportunity to blend Jennifer's educational background with her personal parenting experience to provide a unique college consulting experience for other families.
Jennifer Platek is a college counseling professional and the Founder of PilarRay Educational Consulting. As a former educator Jennifer brings a unique and relevant personal experience to her educational consulting practice.
Mrs. Platek graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Wellness and Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of the Women’s Soccer Team. She received her Master’s degree in Education and taught in both public and private schools in Fairfield County.
Mrs. Platek is the proud parent of two children, a daughter and a son. Both children have had non-linear and different journeys along their educational path. These journeys have included navigating diagnosis of Learning Differences (LD) that include Dyslexia, Auditory Processing and Executive Functioning Disorder. It has also included navigating many systems to develop a different non-linear path for a child with anxiety disorders who benefited from a gap year and wilderness therapy. Both children are now thriving; the student with LD is now at a local rigorous private prep school and has emerged as a school leader both in the classroom and on the athletic field. The other child has found the perfect “right fit” school after time off via a gap year and is currently maintaining a 4.0 while balancing an active social life 3000 miles from home.
Starting PilarRay Educational Consulting was the opportunity to blend her educational background with her personal parenting experience to provide a unique college consulting experience for other families.
Mrs. Platek is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consulting Association (IECA), and Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) having graduated from their Summer Training Institute at Swarthmore College in 2017. She is currently completing additional training through the University of California at Irvine through their Independent Educational Consultant program.