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The Team

Elm Street Placements is pleased to introduce you to the specialists who will provide your family support.

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Lucy Pritzker, MS

Founder and Senior Educational Therapeutic Consultant

Lucy Pritzker is an Educational Consultant and founder of Elm Street Placements, Inc. Her experience advising parents on academic and therapeutic placements for their children brings unparalleled expertise to her book "Crisis Interrupted: A Parents' Guide to Residential Placement for Children, Teens and Young Adults."


Lucy travels extensively to visit and evaluate schools and treatment programs in the USA and beyond. She has a Master's degree in addiction counseling and over 25 years of experience working in educational and therapeutic settings. Lucy is a member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) and is a member of the IECA board. She is also on the Board of Trustees at Hampshire Country School. In her free time, Lucy can be found creating art in her stained-glass studio, working in her garden, enjoying her donkeys and horses on her miniature horse farm and spending time with her husband and three children on their sailboat.

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Raegan Freeman

Associate Educational and Therapeutic Day School Consultant

Raegan is a seasoned Elm Street Placements employee having been the background support of the firm and is now working with Lucy helping families find the right fit day school placements in New Jersey and New York. Raegan has a degree in English and Early Childhood Education and has worked as a teacher as well as an administrator. Raegan is a teacher at heart and has always had a passion for working with students with special needs and is excited to bring that experience into this new role as a day school educational consultant.

Kate Rinaldi

Associate Educational and Therapeutic Consultant

Kate Rinaldi has worked in the public school system as a school psychologist. Katie is adept at administering and interpretting psychological assessments, the IEP process and partnering with parents to implement interventions and identify needed services.

Katie has immersed herself in the therapeutic residential treatment world and has visited eighty therapeutic progams for children, adolescents, and young adults this year alone! In addition to her onsite visits, Katie keeps her finger on the pulse of the residential therapeutic world through attending national and local conferences. Katie brings her personal experience as a parent of adopted children, who have experienced significant trauma, to her educational consulting work.

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