Maureen has taught in both private and public schools, including at a school specializing in teaching students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences. She attended The University of Alabama, where she attained her bachelor’s and then master’s degrees in Communication. Ehlbeck's career path changed when her life connected her to children with learning differences. She became passionate about how to teach students with learning differences, and went to the University of Georgia for post-baccalaureate certification in Special Education. Ehlbeck has an Associate-level certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators.