Franki has over two decades of experience in education and mental health. Franki has worked in all types of classrooms from special needs resource rooms to general education. As a consultant, she has provided guidance in preschool through high school classrooms and facilitated professional development for educators. Franki took her expertise in behavior out of the classroom where she spent five summers on the director team of one of the largest residential camps in North America (serving 1500 campers a summer) overseeing the disabilities inclusion program and social, emotional, and behavioral health accommodations for campers and staff.
Franki owns and operates FAAB Consulting, which offers school and camp consultation and training for professionals in education, camping, and mental health fields. Franki is a public speaker and provides parent education and mental health presentations throughout North America. She enjoys speaking “in the news” including on air, radio, and podcasts, and has given interviews on Neurodiversity, Back to School suggestions for parents, many parenting hot topics, mental health, and more.
In addition, to her work at FAAB Consulting, Franki runs a part time solo private practice as a clinical social worker specializing in ADHD, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation, Executive Functioning, Neurodiversity, and Parenting Support.
Franki is a published author. Her first book, “I Love My Kids But I Don’t Always Like Them,” was published in October of 2021. Franki’s book has won several awards and has spent many weeks on the Amazon bestseller lists. Franki has written several articles for publications such as Metro Parent (Metro Detroit), Chicago Parent, American Camping Association-Camping Magazine, Autism Parent Magazine (UK), The Time Timer Blog, and more.
Franki graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education, Wayne State University with an M. Ed in Special Education, and the University of Kentucky with an MSW in Clinical Social Work. She lives with her husband Jeff, three children, and Rocky-her co-worker/puppy in Metro Detroit.