Empowering Individuals with Learning Differences to Succeed—Academically, and Beyond!
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center for Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities TWO LOCATIONS!
MAIN OFFICE: 595 Price Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 322-5910 · Fax (650) 322-7075
Satellite Office: 840 Main St., Suite B2,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-729-3033

Morrissey-Compton Founders

Carolyn Compton, Ph.D., FOUNDER Carolyn Compton, Ph.D., FOUNDER
Dr. Compton received a B.A. in Primary Education at Oberlin College, a M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. From 1966 to 1975, she was an Associate Professor of Special Education at San Francisco State University. She worked at the Children's Health Council in various capacities from 1970 until 1997, serving most recently as Associate Director. She has also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center. Her publications include Learning Disabilities: Ten Year Follow-Up, co-authored with Dr. Harry Hartzell, and 100 Tests for Special Education. Dr. Compton holds Life Credentials in the Learning Disabled, Orthopedically Handicapped, General Elementary Teaching, and General Supervision specializations.

Patricia Morrissey, Ed.D., FOUNDER Patricia Morrissey, Ed.D., FOUNDER
Dr. Morrissey completed a B.A. in Elementary Education at Wayne State College in Nebraska. She received a Masters Degree in Special Education from San Francisco State University. Her doctoral work in Education was completed at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Morrissey has extensive experience as a regular classroom teacher. From 1964 until 1970, she taught special education, and from 1970 until 1982, she served as the Director of Special Education of South County Cooperative in Menlo Park. Dr. Morrissey has also served as a professor, teaching graduate classes in Special Education at the University of Alaska, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Notre Dame College in Belmont, California. She has written several papers on such topics as the language of curriculum and the long-term effects of the Slingerland program on students, and for a number of years was a consulting editor for the Intervention in Special Education journal.


Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.