Owner/College AdvisorMimi O’Leary is the owner of Class 101 Treasure Coast-FL where her mission is to help students and families navigate the college planning process, while helping to lower the college cost for families. Mimi has always enjoyed working with students, primarily as a classroom teacher or a tutor. Her interest in college planning began when she helped her oldest son go through the college planning process. Her eldest child is a graduate of Auburn University and her middle child graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Her youngest child is currently attending the University of Notre Dame. Mimi’s positive attitude and commitment to her students, combined with the proven systems of Class 101, make the perfect match for successful outcomes for her students and their families. Mimi says, “Positive attitudes will lead to positive outcomes. “
Owner/College AdvisorAs co-owner, Mike O’Leary brings his experience as a business leader to operating the Class 101 of the Treasure Coast franchise. Mike earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Mike served on active duty as a Tank Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completing his military service, Mike began a 27-year civilian career in the newspaper industry. In 2020 Mike joined Class 101 full time and he is leading our St Lucie County office. Mike is active in the community, serving on the School Advisory Committee at John Carroll High School and on a community association board.
Test Prep InstructorDawnelle Bartges is both a Florida and Pennsylvania certified teacher with over ten years of teaching experience. Dawnelle previously taught in Pennsylvania and for Martin County High School, where she was the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. Dawnelle currently teaches 11th grade American Literature for Florida Online School in Hendry County. Dawnelle has a BA in Communications from Penn State University and a Masters in Middle and High School Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dawnelle works at Class 101 as a teacher for the ACT and SAT prep classes. She lives in Port St. Lucie, FL with her two cats.
College Advisor / Test Prep InstructorBorn and raised in Martin County, Michaela is a product of the Martin County School District, where she graduated from MCHS and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Education at FSU. After returning home to Martin County, she taught at Pinewood Elementary and Anderson Middle School for just over a decade before she realized she wanted to expand her influence and education impact beyond the classroom. Returning to school as a learner herself, Michaela went on to earn her Master's degree in Educational Leadership through the very first ELITE cohort offered through the FAU//MCSD partnership. This journey allowed her opportunities to work throughout many local school districts in a multitude of situations and settings. Michaela was the first in her family to attend college and experienced firsthand the struggles and complexities of the college application process. Michaela's mission is to assist families in navigating the college planning process with the ultimate goal of a seamless and successful experience for students and their families. Michaela's roles at Class 101 include supporting students and families throughout the college exploration process as well as teaching SAT and ACT test preparation courses.
Mimi O'Leary, Mike O’Leary
850 NW Federal Highway S, Stuart, FL 34994
I learned so much about myself and what I want to do in college during my time at Class 101! After working with Mrs. O’Leary, I am better prepared and confident for what the future has in store. I would not have had the positive outcomes I achieved without the amazing guidance from Mrs. O’Leary and Class 101!
Loyola Marymount University
Class 101, with Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary’s help and guidance, has allowed me to reach my goals. From preparing for college interviews, to brainstorming essay ideas, Class 101 has prepared me well for the next chapter in my life
Class 101 gave me the tools I needed to do well on the SAT and write powerful college essays. They provided me guidance throughout the college application and interview process. Thank you so much Mimi and Mike!
University of Florida - Honors College
Class 101 felt like a second family to me! It was a great environment where you felt safe to ask questions and to go for help with school and college applications; big or small.
University of Alabama
Starting Class 101 was one of the best decisions ever. I learned so much from Mrs. O’Leary and Mrs. Waltersdorff and they helped me gain 8 college acceptances, a Bright Futures scholarship, and an invitation to join UCF’s Top Ten Knight program. Class 101 is filled with amazing mentors and memories, thank you for everything!
University of Central Florida - Honors College
When I first started Class 101 with Mrs. O’Leary, I was a good student, but my SAT score was low and I had no clue about the college admissions process. Mrs. O’Leary changed everything. What makes Class 101 special is the personal attention you get with SAT prep and college prep, while at the same time Mrs. O’Leary pushed me to take initiative by myself. Class 101 is not one of those companies that babies their students or is just surface. I really learned how to be a great applicant and get into schools that I never would have considered without Class 101.