Team Members

Diana Lawson

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Diana Lawson, owner of Above and Beyond of the Upstate, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2005. After graduation, she worked in various settings with young children. In early 2011, she started her career as an Early Interventionist in Greenville county. Over the past

Martha Keaton

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Martha Keaton, Early Interventionist of Above and Beyond of the Upstate received her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Masters of Education in Special Education. After teaching in a Preschool Special Education classroom for 10 years, she chose to leave the public school to work with infants and smaller children. Martha is committed to providing quality

Rebecca Cohen

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Rebecca Cohen, Early Interventionist, graduated from Rhode Island College in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduation, Rebecca worked as a social worker for children in therapeutic foster care. She also taught at a private school for eight years before deciding to work with children one on one. She loves working with children

Lauren Cotton

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Lauren Cotton, Early Interventionist, graduated from Louisiana State University in 2017 with a dual degree in Elementary/Special Education. After graduation, Lauren moved from her home state of Louisiana to Greenville, South Carolina. She started her professional career as a special education teacher in Simpsonville and worked for 3 years with Kindergarten – 5th grade aged

Samantha Silver

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Samantha Silver, Early Interventionist of Above and Beyond of the Upstate, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology. She is currently obtaining her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, specifically for people with disabilities. She loves working with children and helping them reach their

Kristin McConnell

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Kristin McConnell, Early Interventionist, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and double minors in Education and Psychology. While attending U of SC, Kristin worked with children in various settings and decided that working with young kids is her passion. In addition to being an EI,