Lee McLendon is Educational Consultant, owner of McLendon Educational Consulting where she facilitates the search and placement process for families pursuing boarding schools, summer programs, GAP programs, colleges, and therapeutic programs for both traditional and special needs students. She is an accomplished educator who understands children and young adults and can efficiently help families identify and access options.
Lee is an experienced educator who thoroughly understands the philosophies, offerings, and special services of various educational and therapeutic programs. Seeing each child or young adult as unique, she believes that they can excel and gain esteem and success when placed into an environment that allows them to feel comfortable and challenged. She is especially passionate about helping families find the most appropriate educational and therapeutic programs for their students, which help them to become confident, successful adults.
She earned her MALS in Social Sciences/ World Religions from Dartmouth College, her MEd in Counseling from Plymouth State University and her BS in Psychology from St Lawrence University. She is also a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall. Lee is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Small Boarding Schools Association. She is also a Board Member of the IECA Foundation. Lee's work with students includes many years as a teacher, coach, and dorm parent in boarding schools, and as a guidance counselor in public school prior to starting her consulting business.