William C. Peever, J.D.
William C. Peever, J.D. is a special education advocate who works with parents and families throughout Massachusetts, securing educational rights for children with disabilities. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for The Special Needs Advocacy Network (SpAN), is an active volunteer, parent consultant, and parent trainer at the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN). He also serves his community as a chairperson for the Swampscott SEPAC. Bill is also a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates (COPAA), and The Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.
Bill earned his undergraduate degree from Bennington College, where he studied social justice, and distinguished himself in the alternative dispute resolution program eventually serving as chairman of the judicial mediation board. After college he was a high school science teacher in both Florida and Massachusetts. Bill later earned his Juris Doctorate from New England Law Boston, where he graduated Cum Laude. Bill also holds certificates in general, family mediation, and conflict resolution. In addition to earning his J.D. Bill has completed advocacy training through both the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and Wrightlaw.
Bill's background as an educator, along with his legal education, and his decision to practice as an advocate in the spirit of collaboration, brings a unique skill set to The Massachusetts Advocacy Group.
Special Education Consultant, and Wilson Reading Specialist
Margie has been an educator for over thirty years. Over the years she has attended numerous trainings in differential learning and special education. Margie’s substantial experience in the public school system has enabled her to effectively assist parents in navigating through the IEP process. Her intimate knowledge and experience with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), from within the public school district system has provided Margie with unique skills and rare insight in advocating for the special needs of children and families she represents. Margie is deeply committed to helping families weight educational options based upon the unique needs of the child. Margie is a passionate advocate and consultant who tirelessly works with parents, teachers, specialists and other professionals to identify and secure appropriate services, supports and school placements through the IEP process.
Margie is a graduate of Salem State University. She holds a Massachusetts Professional Educators License in Elementary Education and is Certified in the Wilson Reading System. Margie also completed the Wrightslaw Special Education Advocate Training Course.
Meagan Heinold, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist, and Special Education Consultant
Meagan Heinold attended Clemson University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Meaghan completed her clinical work at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the areas of stroke and neurology. Meagan is currently working for the Nahant Public Schools, as a Speech and Language Pathologist.