Founder Anthony Pendleton wanted to help schools meet the critical needs of special education students. Global Psychological Global Psychological began when he discovered an opportunity to make use of his extensive skills and experience in providing specialized services. At the same time, this opportunity afforded the founder the means to meet several specific personal goals, including contributing to communities and enriching the lives of others.
Global Psychological was founded in 2007.
Anthony PendletonChief Executive Officer
Mr. Pendleton is the founder, owner and CEO of Global Psychological, providing special education and at-risk services to charter schools since 2007. He is a School and Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years of experience consulting and working cooperatively with school administrators, teachers, students and parents in providing prevention, assessment and intervention efforts. In addition to his work as a psychologist, Mr. Pendleton has contributed extensively, through collegiate and public and private school organizations, to seek out new ways to increase educational opportunities for urban and disadvantaged students. Mr. Pendleton holds an M.A. in School & Community Psychology and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. He is also a graduate of Word of Faith International Christian Center Kingdom Business Association, where he learned servant leadership and stewarding principles.
Paige Rife, ED.S.Special Education Director
Paige Rife holds an ED.S in Educational Leadership, with over 10 years of experience servicing the exceptional student education population. She possesses specialized expertise as it relates to the instruction of exceptional learners within or outside of the mainstream classroom. Paige works diligently to support school leaders, teachers and related service providers in developing and delivering dynamic, innovative and meaningful special education programs to ensure the needs of all students are being met.
Courtney Halbower, M.A. CCC-SLPDirector of Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy
Courtney holds a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Michigan State University and a M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from Wayne State University. She brings nearly a decade of expertise and practice in the field of speech language pathology serving K-12 students in the metro Detroit area. Courtney serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Speech, Language and Hearing Foundation, she is the Member-at-Large for southeast Michigan to the Michigan Speech, Language and Hearing Association and she is also the Special Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL) for the state of Michigan to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Mary H. EarhartDirector of Human Resources
Mary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management Information Systems from Northwood University. Mary offers over 15 years of progressive Human Resources experience. Prior to her role at GPS, Mary served over 10 years in Higher Education providing excellent HR service to the Academic/Non-Academic workforce. Some of her roles included, Director of the HR Service Center, Associate Director of HR Business Solutions and Business Processes, Sr. HR Business Analyst. Mary’s passion is providing HR solutions to customers, building HR infrastructures through compliance and best practices, HR technology, people, and processes.
Brandon Masters, CPADirector of Finance
Brandon received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh College and promptly earned his Certified Public Accountant license. He brings nearly a decade’s worth of financial experience from both the private and public sectors, including school financial auditing. His strategic and pragmatic approach brings focus to the finance team and fortifies the success towards the company’s short and long-term goals.
Zach DonischDirector of Operations
Zach graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelors in English Writing. He manages business operations, technology, and coordinates enterprise-wide project management. With a background in healthcare operations and nonprofit leadership, Zach has helped expand autism services to over a thousand kids in three states and led three healthcare IT associations. At GPS, he has helped establish systems and processes to enable technological development and national expansion, along with models for customer success and sustainable growth practices.