About Betty

Founder and Director Betty Caldwell, M.A.

Betty CaldwellAuthor, educator, speaker, trainer, therapist, and non-profit executive, Betty Caldwell is passionately devoted to creating a better world for children. She is a popular presenter and is a Certified Trainer with the Upside Down Organization.  Her presentations earn high marks for connecting with participants with warmth and humor.

She has contributed professionally to the issues of childhood hunger and poverty at the national level, to international health in West Africa, and to individual therapy for stress and trauma-related issues.  In 1993 she founded Stressless Tests®, an innovative non-profit organization providing brain-based learning classes for parents, educators, and middle and high school students.  Over 1,000 children have participated in the first nine years, with the program receiving high marks from parents, educators, and the local public school system.  She is the author of What’s My Style?  Test and Study Skills for Procrastinating Teens An Owners Manual for Your Brain, which has been embraced by organizations that including the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the National Association for Gifted Children and local school systems.

When she was a recent college graduate, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and created the first study skills and parenting and literacy classes in her town in Senegal, West Africa, directing an initiative that was recognized by the United Nations as an exemplary project.

In her spare time, Betty is an avid traveler, writer, community volunteer and photographer.  She enjoys time with her family and lives in Columbia Maryland.




• The Howard County Public School System
• Fort Meade Office of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
• Chapelgate Christian Academy
• Campus Outreach Services National Parent Connect and Peer Connect Programs
• Diamonds in the Rough National Conference
• Osteopathic Orthopedics Residents of Peninsula Hospital
• National Learning Disabilities Association Conference
• SchoolFamily.com
• Social Security Administration
• American Payroll Association
• PACE Program at HCC
• Sunrise Chapter Rotary International
• Individual Differences in Learning
• The Howard County Library
• Black Student Achievement Program
• Bridges Program

For our programs for Middle and High School students, their parents and teachers, go to the Teens and Parents pages.


Upcoming Classes & Events

As Of August 2018, No Middle Or High School Classes Will Be Scheduled In The Near Future.

Contact Information


(410) 314-2916