About us

Dr. Patricia O’Malley and Dr. Tanisha Drummond have a passion for ensuring children receive the individualized assistance they need to optimize their academic potential.

Patricia O’Malley, Ph.D., Director of Compass Educational Services, has over 25 years experience in the field of general and special education. Her background includes evaluating programs, administering educational assessments, providing professional development, designing instruction and activities for all ability levels, ensuring the provision of services and support to students with disabilities within the general education curriculum, and coordinating and implementing research-based practices to meet the developmental, emotional, behavioral, and learning needs of students. Dr. O’Malley earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Her previous roles include being a general education teacher in an inclusive classroom, a test administrator for various educational research projects, a lecturer at UMBC,  Assessment Coordinator at Kennedy Krieger High School, the Project Director of School-Based Support Services at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education and at Stevenson University’s Department of Psychology.

Tanisha Drummond, Pys.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Notre Dame of Maryland University, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Drummond completed her internship at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Drummond completed a post-doctoral fellowship in trauma and maltreatment at the CARES Institute in Stratford, New Jersey. In 2015, she joined the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a psychologist.

Compass Educational Services, LLC

11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza IV, Suite LL10  Hunt Valley, MD   21031

Dr. Patricia O’Malley  410-375-9223  (c) 410-274-2042