About us

Dr. Patricia O’Malley and Dr. Tasha Geiger have a passion for ensuring children receive the individualized assistance they need to optimize their 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.

Tasha Geiger, Ph.D. is a licensed child clinical psychologist who provides cognitive (IQ) and psychoeducational assessments and psychoeducational consultation. She received her doctorate in Child Psychology and Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Geiger has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in assessment and evaluation, therapy, and school consultation. She has presented at a variety of conferences, delivered trainings for schools, professionals, and community groups, taught university psychology courses, and has published work in the area of peer relationships, personality development, and child psychology.

Compass Educational Services, LLC

2324 West Joppa Road, Suite 650   Lutherville, Maryland   21093   410-339-5308