​Carmen Rodrigues
Founder and Lead Educator
Carmen Rodrigues holds an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a B.A. from Florida State University, graduating from both institutions with honors.

Her journey in education has taken her into the classrooms of New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, and, most recently, Virginia, where, prior to starting The Endeavor Lab, she was an educational coach at Linder Educational Coaching for the 2014/15-2016/17 school years. At LEC, she focused on students—elementary onward—with executive function challenges.

Carmen believes that each student’s academic journey is unique. Her process-based approach embraces the student’s individuality, working with students to identify areas of ease and challenge. In this space of self awareness, students begin to unpack their challenges, commonly rooted in the executive function skill set, and develop processes to overcome stumbling blocks. The ultimate goal is the fulfillment of their individual potential.

Beyond teaching, Carmen is the author of two young adult novels—34 Pieces of You and Not Anything.   Her third young-adult novel, The Universal Laws of Marco, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in 2019. You can learning more about her writing at carmenrodrigues.com

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​Alison Harney
Educator, Literature and Writing

Alison Harney studied Theatre and English at Colorado College, and later earned an MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington. Her poetry has appeared in The Iowa Review, Poetry East, and The Southeast Review.

She has worked in all US time zones as an arts reporter, nonprofit administrator, choreographer, and teacher. From 2016 to 2017 she was the co-host of Tantrum!, a  reading series and podcast Tantrum! that tackled the complicated yet rewarding world of parenting in modern times. 
For more on Alison Harney, visit www.alisonharney.com.