About Us/Contact Information

Patricia O’Malley, Ph.D., owner of Compass Educational Services, has extensive experience in the field of general and special education. She specializes in learning disabilities and ADHD and provides consultative services, education advocacy, and evaluations to support the unique needs of students with learning differences. Dr. O’Malley earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Previously she was a general education teacher in an inclusive classroom, a test administrator for various educational research projects, Assessment Coordinator at Kennedy Krieger High School, the Project Director of School-Based Support Services at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education, Stevenson University’s Department of Psychology and Notre Dame University of Maryland’s School of Education. At present, she continues to be an educational consultant to review and monitor special education programs for compliance with COMAR at the Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School and the Lillie May Carroll Jackson Public Charter School. At the Dyslexia Tutoring Program in Baltimore, a free tutoring program for low-income children and adults with language-based reading difficulties, she continues to serve as a program evaluator to review the design, data collection and reporting methods for program effectiveness.

Tanisha Drummond, Pys.D., ABPP has been a licensed psychologist in Maryland since 2013. 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. Dr. Drummond is one of the founders of the Multicultural Assessment Community and Multicultural Assessment Conference (MAC). She is also a mentor and founding member of UPSIDE: Underrepresented Psychology Student Inclusion, Development, and Empowerment.

Edwin Oliver, Psy.D. has more than 20 years experience as a licensed psychologist in Maryland. He has two master’s degrees and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. Dr. Oliver worked as a psychologist and was the Director of Research and Professional Partnerships for 15 years at the Lab School of Washington, Baltimore Division, an independent school for children grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities, attentional and executive functioning needs, and social challenges. Prior to that, he worked as a school psychologist in Baltimore City and in a hospital-based therapeutic day school in Chicago. Dr. Oliver currently serves as the lead psychologist at the Dyslexia Tutoring Program. In 2007, he was appointed to the Special Education State Advisory Committee by Maryland’s Secretary of Education. Dr. Oliver is a founding member of Right to Read Maryland and an accepted “Known Approver” for accommodations for the Secondary Schools Admission Test (SSAT).

CONTACT: Compass Educational Services, LLC is located at 11047 Racetrack Road (Route 589) in Ocean Pines, MD within the building of the Ocean Pines Visitor Center and Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. The office is behind the Brennan Title Company building, which is between the 7-11 and the PNC bank. There is quick access to Route 90 and Route 50. Parking is free. Hours are by appointment.

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Compass Educational Services, LLC

11047 Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines, MD   21811

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