Over the course of her career, Rachel has sought to create inspiring educational environments that promote the emotional well-being and leadership skills of children and young adults. Rachel graduated with Honors from University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Franklin, Rachel served as Production Manager for a health education magazine for underserved communities and as COO for a start-up integrative health website. Rachel joined Franklin Educational Services in 2009 as Director of Research and Development. In this capacity, Rachel conducted educational research, collaborated on outreach projects, and co-authored articles. In her increased role as Executive Director, Rachel oversees daily operations and manages Franklin staff. Her goal is to ensure that all Franklin students receive the support they need to be successful throughout their academic careers. In addition to her work at Franklin, Rachel volunteers in the classrooms of her school-age children.
John graduated from Boston College with a double major in English and Philosophy, and joined the Franklin team in 2005 after a stint in advertising and TV production. His first role at Franklin was as an Academic Manager, and his work with students one-on-one inspired him to take a full-time English teaching position at a high school in South Los Angeles. Over the next ten years, John was appointed Department Chair, Dean of Liberal Arts, and Director of Marketing & Admissions, all while continuing to teach English. During his time as a classroom teacher, he obtained a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Clear single-subject teaching credential from Mount St. Mary’s. In 2015, his career took a turn north to a high school in Santa Monica, where he was the Assistant Principal: Director of Student Services in charge of all things extra-curricular. John is thrilled to be back at Franklin where, as Director of Education, he leads our dynamic Academic Managers and provides a safe, fun learning space for all students.
Keri Sills-Payne, M.A., MFTi received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California where she studied abroad at the University College London. She began her career in psychology as a behavior specialist, addressing the diverse needs of children and adults with Autism. Keri completed her Master’s degree at Pepperdine University, where she studied Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Both an administrator and instructor at Franklin, Keri works closely with families, clinicians, and instructors to create comprehensive plans to address students’ learning needs. Keri specializes in increasing learning outcomes for children and adults with autism and social-emotional learning differences. Since 2011, she has been continuously dedicated to the one-on-one schooling program for her 6th-grade student who has made tremendous gains at Franklin. As Site Director for Franklin’s Orange County Learning Center, Keri provides consultations for new students, oversees learning needs, and promotes environments that inspire learning.
We have used Franklin Educational Services for seven years. We have three children with ADD and various degrees of learning challenges. Dr. Franklin has provided wonderful academic managers / tutors who have provided our kids with tools and strategies to excel despite their challenges. Dr. Franklin does an exceptional job screening and training his academic managers / tutors. Each one has gone above and beyond what we have expected. They are responsible, highly qualified, easy to work with and caring. Our primary academic manager has worked with our children for the entire seven year period. We and our children adore her. Our two oldest are now going to excellent colleges and this simply would not have been possible without Dr. Franklin’s talented, highly qualified staff, who have changed their lives with their skill, genuine concern and dedication.
Franklin Educational Services has done an AMAZING job in helping my daughter, as well as many of my friends children. I have used their services for well over 10 years and their support, guidance, expertise in getting coaches and tutors . Their employees and tutors are fantastic. They are RELIABLE CARING, and BRIGHT, SUPPORTIVE, working with you throughout the educational process. I f one coach or tutor is not the right fit they will immediately listen to your input and needs and find the right fit for the child’s progress. My daughter still feels close to several of her past coaches and is thankful for their encouragement and support which gave her the confidence to push herself and succeed.
I have used Franklin Education’s academic managers for my own children for a number of years and have always been more than pleased with their professionalism and level of academic support. Franklin’s highly trained academic managers have a deep knowledge of their subject areas, as well as an understanding of different learning styles. As a psychotherapist, I refer to the company often. One of my clients also benefitted from their on-site one-to-one schooling program. I couldn’t offer a higher recommendation.
This past year, into the second half of the school semester our daughter was failing math. We were puzzled by this because otherwise she’s a straight A student, but every test/quiz taken was a D or an F. I should also mention she had math homework almost every night which would diligently be completed and turned in and received an A just for doing the work. The teacher never reviews the homework so when we checked in with Jupiter Grades (she’s in public middle school), the system would show all A’s for homework and F’s and D’s on all tests and quizzes. For whatever reason, our daughter was not absorbing the lessons being taught in class. Facing an F in the subject and desperate for help we reached out to Franklin Education seeking a tutor. I got a response almost immediately and after filling out some easy forms on-line and answering a few questions about our daughter academically, they matched us with the perfect tutor. Our daughter immediately responded to her. The tutor took the time to go over the math homework and explained how to solve the problems in a way that made logical sense. After two sessions, our daughter aced her next test with an A+. She ended up getting a B in the course which we will take, much better than an F, plus she had a long way to go since we were already deep into the second semester. If we reached out earlier she would have earned an A+ in math. We are counting on that A+ this next school year and Franklin Education and our beloved tutor will be by our daughter’s side again.
Franklin Educational Services offers superior educational support that benefits children and families in multiple ways. Dr. Franklin is committed to providing every family with the highest quality educational support. His company has outstanding customer service and a personalized approach. His excellent instructors are dedicated educators who take their work seriously. I have experienced the excellence of Franklin Educational Services as a parent and as a professional, and I recommend this company without reservation.
Parents strive to find the best educational placement and support for their children during the tougher-years of their academic growth – FranklinEd is the place, and his instructors provide the support. I have been an instructor working with Dr. Franklin for 11 yrs. My experience here has been positive on all fronts; we have an excellent support team, and everyone is genuinely interested in helping. It has been the best work placement I have ever had, my experience with the students has been professionally-defining; I look forward to the future with FranklinEd.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Daniel Franklin for the past three years as a teacher. During this time, I have worked both as a homeschool instructor in the Brentwood Learning Center as well as an academic manager with students after school in their homes. My experience has been extraordinary! I have consistently found that Dr. Franklin and his staff are committed to excellence; they have always been incredibly supportive not only to the students and families for whom we provide educational services, but also to instructors. They maintain an unwavering devotion to professionalism and provide ongoing opportunities for continuing education so that the service we offer to students is superb in quality. I am delighted to embark upon my fourth year working with Franklin Educational Services and look forward to another great year!
As an Instructor at the Franklin Educational Services Learning Center in Brentwood, I am so fortunate to witness students’ exponential academic growth on a daily basis. At Franklin Educational Services, students are offered a quality education based on best practices and administered by caring and qualified professionals. The positive learning environment created by the Franklin staff is incredibly conducive to learning, stimulating to creativity and welcoming to students. This is because the approach at Franklin Educational Services prioritizes each student’s specific needs, student enjoyment and the removal of stressors from the learning process. As a teacher, I highly recommend Franklin Educational Services for students at all levels due to the remarkable success students experience under this approach. Ms. Lisa, M.A.E.