The Story Behind Rising Scholars Consulting

Rising Scholars Consulting was founded in August 2020 by Kathryn Weber. Kathryn is an educator and has been in the field of special education since 2006. In 2016, Kathryn made the decision to stay home to raise her two young children. Her older daughter was diagnosed in 2018 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. During this time, Kathryn advocated for her daughter to be evaluated at two years old and to receive early intervention services including speech/language, feeding, and occupational therapies. Her extensive experience as an educator and as a parent to a child with special needs ultimately led her to becoming a special education consultant & coach and establishing Rising Scholars Consulting. Kathryn hopes that Rising Scholars Consulting can continuously give back to the community of Wake Forest and its surrounding neighborhoods.

About the Rising Sun

The visual representation of a rising sun is a reminder that there is always a new day ahead. As parents and educators, our job is to help our children rise up and face challenges head on. Additionally, the sunshine logo and theme of "rising" came about from Kathryn's love for the song, "You Are My Sunshine." Her mother would sing this beloved song to her as a child, which Kathryn then passed down as a tradition to her own children. "You Are My Sunshine" has always been a source of comfort to them.