The Student Connection is a team of professionals committed to connecting students with success.
Sharing a passion for helping others “learn how to learn” – the team includes professional educators, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and speech and occupational therapists.
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Meet Our Bloomfield Hills and Macomb Student Connection Teams
Brigid Godvin | Academic Director
Brigid Godvin is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Michigan State University. She has served as a professional advocate for children and as an educator for more than 10 years. She is a member of various national professional organizations, including CHAD and ADD. As an advocate, she has helped children get what they need from public and private education systems and institutions. At The Student Connection, Mrs. Godvin utilizes her extensive skills and experience to determine the best course of action for each learner. She helps design lesson plans that are relevant to each students’ world. And she helps students see how becoming a capable learner makes the path through the world easier.
Kirsten Renaud | Director, Macomb Center
Kirsten Renaud is a reading specialist, trainer, accomplished educator and national educational consultant. Ms. Renaud received her degree in Education from Wayne State University with additional training and endorsements in History and specialized reading programs through Northern Michigan University and The Institute of Multisensory Education. She has presented throughout the United States on differentiated instruction, standards-based assessments, Common Core State Standards, among other topics. She is a dynamic educator whose knowledge base comes from over 20 years of real-life experience as a practitioner. She has coauthored an array of published trainings, as well as developed and administered many programs for major education-based companies. Ms. Renaud is now pouring her diverse experience into pursuing her passion once more by helping all types of learners achieve success as the director of The Student Connection-Macomb. Using innovative scientifically-based strategies, she teams with educators, empowers parents, equips students with tools, and develops a plan enabling each learner achieve their full potential.
Michael Godvin | Tutor
Michael Godvin has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit, and both an MBA degree and a MSE degree in systems and industrial engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked for many years at EDS. With his extensive background in science and mathematics, he is able to work with students who are taking AP math classes in high school and college students who are studying math at all levels. He is particularly competent with college level engineering students. He also works with students who are taking Statistics, Physics, and Chemistry.
Marcy is a Michigan certified teacher who earned her degree in education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She works with students ranging from Kindergarten through college age. She has a particular expertise in Spanish. She also works with students on their study skills, and she provides ACT/SAT prep. In addition, she helps students with English, reading and writing. Working closely with students on a one-on-one basis allows Marcy to effectively and efficiently assess the academic strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. She enjoys the challenge of teaching to a variety of learners and truly loves what she does.
Stacey Schreiber received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University specializing in therapy for families and children. She has over a decade of clinical experience working with children and families, and particularly with adolescents who have suffered from anxiety and depression.
Stacey believes that every child is unique and the way they learn and process information is also unique to them.
Through her educational experience and through her own personal journey as a mother of two, Stacey offers both insight and concrete tools that empower children to overcome anxiety and anxiety related issues that inhibit their ability to perform in and out of school.
Stacey has been a yoga practitioner for 27 years and in 2008 became certified in yoga education. Yoga augments Schreiber's other treatments for anxiety incorporating yoga philosophy , postures, breath work, and meditation as mindful tools to teach young children and adolescents how to maintain a sense of self awareness and acceptance, how to feel balanced, clam, confident and less stressed throughout the challenges of every day life.
David Maxwell has worked as a school psychologist since September 1980 and as a Supervisor in the Office of Psychological Services since November 2007 with the Detroit Public Schools. David was previously a teacher. He has been a part-time, academic tutor since 1986. David has worked in a clinical setting since January 1991 as a tutor in reading and math. He has specialized training in the Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading approach and the Wilson Reading System. David works with children and adults with reading difficulties in phoenemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension. He also conducts individualized cognitive and achievement assessments, and psychotherapeutic sessions. David is a State of Michigan Certified School Psychologist, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a State of Michigan Limited License Psychologist.