Meet the team at The Learning Center
Nancy Segreti, Director of The Learning Center
Nancy Segreti is the organization’s first dedicated director of The Learning Center, which serves students in the community who do not attend the school, but benefit from the expertise of the Groves staff through diagnostic testing, tutoring, assistive technology training, career and post-secondary coaching, summer school, and other services. Nancy relocated to the Twin Cities from Washington D.C. where she was the Center Director for the Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota and a graduate of St. Olaf College.
Ray Boyd, MS, LP, Director of Diagnostics
Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
BS in Sociology, Truman University
MS in Education, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Ray Boyd has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention disorders for nearly forty years. As the director of diagnostic services for Groves Academy, Mr. Boyd and his team provide diagnostic testing services to over 300 students each year, making the team one of the largest providers of such services in the Twin Cities. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyd has completed more than 5,000 evaluations. In his work, Mr. Boyd provides psychoeducational assessments of children and adults, and consultation services for parents and educators.
His professional career includes experience with the Minnesota Department of Health’s Minnesota Children with Special Help Needs, the College of St. Thomas, the Roseville Public Schools and the Washburn Child Guidance Center. He is a regular lecturer at local and regional conferences and seminars.
Ethan Schwehr, PhD, LP, NCSP, Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
PhD in School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PsyS in School Psychology, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
BS in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota
Dr. Schwehr is a psychologist who is dually licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology and the Minnesota Department of Education. Dr. Schwehr is also a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). Dr. Schwehr started as a school psychologist in southern Minnesota before pursuing his doctorate degree. Since 2010, he has gained experience working with children and young adults in a variety of settings and capacities such as providing therapeutic services in outpatient clinics, conducting neuropsychological evaluations at the Medical College of Wisconsin, teaching courses and professional development seminars for local colleges and school districts, and completing comprehensive evaluations for adolescent boys in residential care. Dr. Schwehr has worked for multiple school districts in Minnesota and Illinois where he guided them through comprehensive evaluations, applications of Response to Intervention (RTI), and special education law.
In addition to working directly with children, families, and school personnel, Dr. Schwehr has presented research at regional and international conferences. Dr. Schwehr has research interests in dyslexia, learning disorders, utilizing systems-level intervention strategies, the effects of children's identified disabilities, and providing professional development that promotes efficacy and knowledge. Dr. Schwehr completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship in rural Illinois in 2014 and post-doctoral supervision in 2015.
Nancy Knight, MEd, LP, Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
Master of Education, Sam Houston State University
BA in Special Education, Augustana College
Nancy Knight has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention disorders for more than thirty years; including twenty-five years in a medical setting conducting evaluations in pediatric departments. Ms. Knight has been a psychologist with Groves Academy for more than two decades, providing diagnostic testing services to hundreds of students each year. Through her work, Ms. Knight provides psychoeducational assessments of children and adults, and consultation services for parents and educators.
Her professional career includes experience as a learning disabilities and special education teacher in school districts in Montana and Texas, and as an educational diagnostician in the Cypress-Fairbanks school district in Cypress, Texas. Ms. Knight is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where she earned a Master of Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she majored in special education and elementary education.
Clare Roney, Career Counselor
MSE in School Counseling, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
BA in Political Science, Creighton University
Clare has been working as a school counselor for eleven years. She started her career teaching in the classroom and helped students stay in school by finding their passions and connected those passions to careers. Clare moved to South America where she spent a year as an elementary school counselor. When Clare returned to Minnesota she was a secondary counselor for five years before joining the Groves Academy Post-Secondary program. While at Groves Academy, Clare developed a Career Exploration program designed to help young adults find their interests, passions, and skills and connect those to potential future careers.
Meghan Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, St. Cloud State University
Meghan has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2014. She is licensed through the Minnesota Department of Health, certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and certified as a Clinical Service Provider for ADHD. Meghan started her career working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and, through that work, found an interest in literacy instruction. As the clinical lead of the speech-language department, Meghan conducts speech/language assessments, develops curriculum focused on executive functioning and writing, collaborates with classroom teachers, and provides one-on-one and small group therapy to support students in reaching their full potential. In addition to providing services to students, Meghan has presented at the national ASHA convention, University of North Dakota, and at Groves as part of the Community Workshop Series.
Jeannie Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP, ADHD-CCSP Speech-Language Pathologist
BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jeannie has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2016. She is licensed through the Minnesota Department of Education, certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and certified as a Clinical Service Provider for ADHD. Jeannie's professional career began in the public schools where she worked with middle school students. In 2018, Jeannie joined the Groves team to focus on helping children with learning disabilities and ADHD build confidence and improve their speech and language skills. Her day-to-day at Groves includes completing speech/language assessments, planning intervention, collaborating with teachers, conducting one-on-one/small group therapy, and teaching summer school courses. In addition to her speech and language work, Jeannie also serves students with executive functioning needs. Outside of work you may find Jeannie at the dog park with her dog Nova, or playing the piano.
Danielle Heyerdahl, CSP, Psychometrist
Danielle has been working as a psychometrist for 15 years and currently supports the diagnostic team at Groves Academy in conducting psychoeducational assessments. She earned her Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP) designation in 2015 and she is a member of the National Association of Psychometrists. She is fully trained to administer and score cognitive instruments and record behavioral observations under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. With a passion for working with children, Danielle started her professional career as a youth counselor, helping adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders in a residential treatment setting for two years. She then joined the Pediatric Neuropsychology Department at the University of Minnesota, where she worked for four years assessing children with complex medical and psychiatric diagnoses. She moved to Washington State for a year to work as a research technician for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She then returned to Minnesota to conduct neuropsychological evaluations with both children and adults at Hennepin County Medical Center, where she worked for over 9 years. She currently enjoys working with students referred through The Learning Center. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Meagan Sundstrom, Office Manager
BS in Finance from Minnesota State University, Mankato
Meagen worked for 15 years in the Business Office at Groves Academy. She is currently the Office Manager at The Learning Center handling client care, scheduling, and payments.