Denise Cloran Gruender

B.S., Owner

Denise oversees all ABC activities and helps coordinate the admission screenings program. She was an elementary school teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System prior to the inception of ABC Educational Services. She received a Baccalaureate of Science in Elementary Education with dual minors in Reading and Early Childhood Education from Ohio Northern University.

Denise is active in the community, speaks publicly on educational issues, directs the youth program at her church and has held seats on private local school boards in previous years. As an experienced educational professional and mother of two young daughters, she is vitally aware of the educational concerns of teachers and parents.

Terry Knudsen

B.S., Director of Educational Projects

Terry integrates the skills of the ABC staff with the needs of our clients, provides project planning, reference support, community contact and actively participates in the evolving educational projects at ABC. She received her Baccalaureate of Science from The University of California, at Davis. Terry held a seat on a school board, was a member of a school site council and later taught elementary and middle school students in Groveland-Big Oak Flat School District in California.

Terry’s enduring desire is to help individuals of any age and ability reach their full potential. She promotes a friendly, flexible atmosphere where innovative strategies thrive along with traditional “tried and true” techniques. She especially enjoys working with families of children with special needs.

Erika Gladys

B.S., Office Manager

Erika is the often the initial contact at ABC.  Erika has a warm, friendly demeanor and as a wife and mother of two young children, she understands the demands of family and workplace. Her office duties are many and varied including but not limited to answering  phones, scheduling appointments, and directing countless daily questions to just the right person.  She earned her Baccalaureate of Science in Human Services from Wingate University in North Carolina.