About Us

Meet The Solutions for Student Success Team

Lisa Marsicano, MAT

Founder, Solutions for Student Success
Executive Function Skills Specialist and Coach, Speaker and Author

Lisa Marsicano, MAT

Lisa Marsicano, MAT

Lisa is dedicated to finding unique and effective ways to help students to

  • Develop independence and self advocate
  • Improve grades and boost self esteem
  • Decrease stress and anxiety levels
  • Build executive functioning skills for life
  • Become more organized, productive and efficient

Lisa Marsicano, MAT is an executive function skills specialist and coach. As a leading expert in the the Chicago area on executive function skills development, she provides trainings, materials and consulting services for students of all ages. Lisa is the author of “A Manual for Student Success: Practical strategies for how to REALLY do better in school,” as well as a line of student planners and student success manuals (the School Success Plan, Quiz and Test Success Plan and EFfective Writing Success Plan).

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Teaching (secondary education; biology and psychology). She previously taught high school biology as well as junior high math and science, and has received additional training through Rush Neurobehavioral Center and JST Coaching & Training.

She believes that developing executive function skills, effective study methods, general coping strategies and the ability to self manage and regulate are essential for both academic and non-academic success in life. Her approach is largely solution focused as she guides clients through identifying underlying pieces and discovering what actions to take and processes to employ so they can excel.

Lisa’s passion for executive function skills coaching was born out of a desire to help students, many of whom were previously written off as lazy, unmotivated, resistant or difficult, to figure out what it really takes for them to be successful and take action towards achieving their goals.

As a mother of three, Lisa credits her children and her experiences as a parent with helping her realize the importance of figuring out what truly works for each individual student and being consistent, but flexible. As a result of her constant awareness and management of the strengths and unique challenges of each of her children, she employs many techniques to help them amplify their strengths and find creative ways to compensate for their weaknesses. In efforts to contribute and share her expertise and reach as many families as possible, Lisa frequently provides trainings and professional development for schools and parent groups across the Chicagoland area.

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Georgann Grecco, LPC

Executive Function Skills Coach

Lisa Marsicano, MAT

Georgann Grecco, LPC

Georgann Grecco, LPC, is a middle school teacher in Downers Grove, IL.  She completed a School Counseling Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.  She has a wealth of experiences working with adolescents and teens through teaching and counseling.  Georgann focuses on empowering young people to reach their academic goals through strategies supporting executive functioning skills.  While teaching, she taught courses focusing on organization, study and test taking strategies and time management skills.  She was also involved with the student orientation program designed to assist with students’ transition to middle school.  Her counseling background fuels her belief that social and emotional wellness and academic success are highly connected, and essential to the understanding of the whole child.

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Rita Tameling

Executive Function Skills Coach

Lisa Marsicano, MAT

Rita Tameling

Rita Tameling comes to us as an elementary school teacher who specializes in finding unique ways to support all types of learners.  Rita has taught grades K through 5 and has experience developing curriculum and creating practical solutions to support students with ADHD and executive functioning deficits in her classroom. In addition, for 3 1/2 years, Rita coached college students in developing their goal setting, planning and organization skills.  Her enthusiasm and passion make us proud to welcome her as part of our team.  

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