Governing Board

Mary Macaluso, MEd., Learning Disabilities, BS, Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education

  • Endorsement in Early Childhood Education
  • Endorsement in English Immersion
  • Retired, 35 yr. Special Education Teacher, K-8 Cross categorical Resource Room
  • Directed & implemented K-5 RTI reading support 
  • Wrote: Identifying characteristics of giftedness in young children for a school district.


Ken Maher, MEd, 

  • Middle School Counselor
  •  Former owner/publisher of newspapers 
  • Former owner of a business communication consulting company


Melissa Mattson, Elementary School Teacher 

Advisory Board

Cindy Armstrong, former practicing CPA, former CEO, CFO, & COO

Experienced online entertainment, internet and games industry executive with outstanding skills in general management, start-ups, operations, strategic planning, product development, and business development.


Kathy Armstrong, Capital Development

Experience organizing golf tournaments 


Dawne Duncan, Non-profit Development Consultant

Experience with strategic business resource development, interim services.


Diana Hamby, former PTA President

Experienced with fundraising and non-profit support



Educational Expertise

The founder and CEO of Academic Solutions USA, Holly Armstrong, an Honors College graduate, holds a Bachelor of Special Education degree and a Master's of Gifted Education degree.  Her Doctor of Philosophy, General Psychology degree is currently in progress.  She has tutored for 20 years, identifying many gifted students, some of whom were Twice-Exceptional, or 2e.  She is qualified and classified to evaluate students for giftedness as well as to screen them for Irlen Syndrome.  Because gifted funding is minimal, Holly is raising money to provide the educational service projects.