We had the good fortune of connecting with Angelica Medrano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angelica, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Reaching Greater Heights helps the community by supporting parents of children with disabilities and learning differences. In the last year, I have expanded services from advocacy and consulting to including tutoring. By working directly with students who are struggling, I am able to help them build confidence in their learning which is so important for academic success. Through advocacy and consulting, I am able to assist parents in securing necessary supports and services from the school system.
What should our readers know about your business?
My background is in special education in the pubic school setting. I left the school district because I wanted to help parents navigate the school system and obtain the necessary supports and services for their children. Children who struggle in school should receive interventions and support but this does not always happen. My goal is to make sure they get whatever assistance they need to be successful. I also provide reading and dyslexia tutoring. It has been an amazing experience to see students who struggled or disliked reading begin to enjoy it. It’s great when I hear that my students love tutoring. With the current Covid19 situation, I moved to online tutoring sessions. Once we got over the initial challenges of figuring things out, it’s been going well. I think my students enjoy having some normalcy in continuing their sessions with me. I am thankful to be able to continue providing services to my students and my parents.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have lived in the Houston my entire life and I love my city. There are so many great places to visit and plenty of places to eat and drink. I’ve always lived in the Heights so I love supporting the local businesses. Some great lunch/dinner places include Calle Onze, Postino Heights, Sonoma, BCK, Superica, Kane Rosso, Onion Creek and Cedar Creek. But to start off you’ll need breakfast so top of the list would be Snooze. For healthy bites, smoothies and juices, it would have to be my favorite Green Earth Juicery. Not only is everything delicious but the owner is the nicest guy! Obviously pre-Covid19, checking out an Astros game would be on the itinerary. One of my favorite places downtown is Osso & Kristalla for food and drinks. Chapman & Kirby is also a great place to check out.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am grateful to my sister, Dr. Nataly Perez and she deserves a major shoutout! We co-own Heights Wellspace, which is where Reaching Greater Height’s office is located. As a chiropractor who runs a very successful business, she has been an incredible source of encouragement. Starting a small business is not easy so it’s been helpful to have someone who has gone through the process. We are both very supportive of women-owned small businesses and I love being in a workspace surrounded by amazing women!
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