What sets apart Greenwich Education Group?
Without question, it's our dedicated, qualified professional staff of teachers, directors, and subject area specialists. We pride ourselves on the individualized attention we provide, along with our child-friendly environment and our strong communication links between you, your child's classroom teacher, and our instructors here at Greenwich Education Group.
Victoria Newman, MS Ed, CEP – Founder & Executive Director, Greenwich Education Group
Co-Director, Day & Boarding School Advisory Services
Vicky founded Greenwich Education Group (GEG) in 2003 and is the Executive Director and Operations Manager of all GEG divisions. She is also the Director of Day & Boarding School Advisory Services. Vicky began her career as a teacher in the Stamford Public Schools and went on to teach in the Greenwich Public Schools. She is deeply knowledgeable about the academic curriculum in both public and private school arenas.
Vicky has received a number of distinguished awards, notably the 2016 Small Business Association Award for Connecticut, The YWCA Greenwich 2015 BRAVA Award, as well as receiving her Certified Educational Planner designation in 2017.
Vicky graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. After earning her BS from Syracuse University School of Education, Vicky received her master’s degree and wrote a thesis on the differentiation of instruction at the elementary school level, while interning in the Stamford Public Schools. Vicky holds a Connecticut Professional Teachers’ Certificate and is a professional member of IECA, ERB, SSATB, TABS and SBSA. She serves on the board of the Arch Street Teen Center and the Distinguished Teacher Committee for the Greenwich Public Schools. Vicky also serves as an AVID mentor and is an active volunteer with the Greenwich High School PTA.
Vicky’s international sub-specialty designation is from IECA and she works with families that are moving to the US from abroad. Vicky has placed over 1,000 students in private day and boarding schools throughout the country. In her spare time, Vicky loves to travel, exercise, read, and watch TED conference videos. She lives in Greenwich with her two daughters and two dogs.
Peter Newman – Chief Executive Officer
Peter Newman is CEO of Greenwich Education Group, LLC. In that role, Peter is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and is a key force behind its growth. Peter received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. Prior to taking on this role, Peter worked in various capacities in JP Morgan's (and its predecessors) Investment Bank, enjoying a 20 year career there. Peter has two beautiful daughters with whom he enjoys traveling to remote, and not so remote, corners of the earth. When he is not working, you might find Peter on the tennis courts, the slopes, or in the kitchen, cooking.
Peter Novins – Chief Financial Officer
Peter serves as Chief Financial Officer for Greenwich Education Group. In that role he oversees financial operations and reporting. Peter is responsible for assisting all the company’s leaders with financial and operational decisions.
Prior to joining GEG, Peter had over 30 years of international business management experience. His leadership experience encompasses everything from newly formed start-ups to multi-divisional international firms. Among his prior jobs are CEO of ZenCompliance and COO of Steele International Group. He spent a number of years at Ernst & Young where he launched their global Knowledge Management practice and was a national innovation partner. He was a Visiting fellow at the Center for Business Innovation. Peter’s passion is driving operational excellence and helping executive teams achieve far beyond what they thought was possible.
Peter has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has lived and worked in eight countries including Paraguay, Chile, and Egypt.
Kelly Leatherwood – Vice President of Human Resources
Kelly has over 20 years experience in HR. She started her HR career in higher education (Harvard and Stanford) and has since worked in a variety of industries, both public and private. Some of you may remember that Kelly worked here for a brief period in 2015. She is happy to return to GEG after this 3 year hiatus and back to an academic environment. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys playing tennis and recently took up pickleball. She also enjoys playing golf and finally spending time with her husband, Peter, as they are almost empty nesters.
Desiree DelGrosso, MsEd – Co-Director of Links Academy, Director of Academic Services
Desiree received her master’s degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University, and has more than ten years of experience in education, in and out of the classroom. Prior to joining Links Academy, she was the Assistant Principal at Opportunity Charter School, a sixth- to twelfth-grade school that serves both students in general education and those with special needs. She supervised the behavioral support team and served as a mentor for new teachers. As a school counselor she is well versed in college counseling, essay writing, standardized testing, and curriculum design and implementation. Desiree’s lifelong love of learning has been the inspiration for her ongoing work with families, providing them with academic support and college counseling. Another of her passions is health and wellness: She is a certified yoga instructor, ballet barre teacher, and wellness coach, and is now pursuing certification in yoga for students with special needs.
Corey Mack - Co-Director of Links Academy
Corey was born and raised in Connecticut where he attended college in-state. After completing a B.A. in history from the University of Connecticut, he went on to earn an M.S. in education from the University of Bridgeport. Corey has had a love for history since childhood and later developed an interest in teaching while in high school. Corey has more than ten years of experience working in the field of education. His diverse experience includes working with an outdoor education outfitter and three years teaching in the Westport Public School System. Corey has also turned a strong passion for fitness into a profession by becoming a certified CrossFit and U.S. Olympic weightlifting coach in Greenwich, Connecticut
Brennan Kelly – Associate Director of Academic Services
Brennan Kelly is excited to join Greenwich Education Group full-time as Associate Director of Academic Services. He has spent the last year as a tutor with Academic Services and as a teacher at Links Academy, where he shared his passion for learning a wide variety of subjects with his students. He will continue teaching at Links as part of his new role. Brennan spent over a decade in Washington, D.C. where he worked with leading economists on public policy issues at the Brookings Institution. He later worked at two consulting firms, providing economic analysis and advisory services to both business and government. Brennan once went scuba diving with a Navy diver and saw a tiger shark. He graduated from Williams College with a degree in Political Economy.
Alisa Dror, PhD, BCBA – Chief Administrator, Head of School - The Pinnacle School
Dr. Alisa Dror joined Greenwich Education Group in 2011 as the Head of School and Chief Administrator of Pinnacle. She collaborates daily with her leadership team to ensure program individualization and customization for each student. Alisa has an MA and a PhD in Special Education and is a New York State-certified special education teacher, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) program-certified consultant.
At Pinnacle, Alisa participates in the admissions process, supervises the behavioral staff, and interacts with parents, community members, and school districts. She helps develop and implement Pinnacle’s academic, social, and therapeutic curricula and oversees student behavioral assessments and support plans.
Prior to joining GEG, Alisa worked for fourteen years developing curricula to meet the behavioral, educational, and social needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She served for nine years as the Director of Clinical Services for Tri-State Learning Center in New Rochelle and five years with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) as a behavior therapist and clinical supervisor. In her extensive work with families of children with ASD, she has provided training and support to address behavioral and social development. She has conducted social groups, consulted with public and private schools, provided community and professional training, and currently serves on the board of a parent advocacy group. She is also an adjunct professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program at Manhattanville College.
In her leisure time, Alisa enjoys traveling, especially exploring new destinations with family and friends. She is an avid runner, hiker, and connoisseur of great food.
Amy Daniels – Director of Strategic Marketing
As the Director of Strategic Marketing for Greenwich Education Group, Amy Daniels oversees and implements all of the company’s integrated marketing initiatives, including branding, advertising, public relations, and community outreach campaigns for GEG’s schools and services.
Amy brings over twenty years of marketing experience to the role; she spent the past two years as the Director of Marketing for The Pinnacle School. Previously, Amy held senior marketing positions for companies and brands including: NYY Steak, the steakhouse of the New York Yankees; China Grill Management restaurant group; Westfield shopping centers; The Prudential Center in Boston; and the Back Bay Restaurant Group.
Amy is an active member (serving as Vice Chair) of the Tokeneke School PTO, and is also a member of the Council of Darien School Parents.
Amy attended Lafayette College, where she earned a BA in English and American Literature, and played on the Division I women’s soccer team. She lives in Darien with her husband and two children.
Muffy Fox, MS Ed – Director, Day and Boarding School Advisory Services
Raised in Riverside, Muffy graduated from Greenwich Country Day and Choate Rosemary Hall. She received a BS in elementary education from Skidmore College and holds a Master's Degree in elementary education from Bank Street College of Education. Muffy taught at the Brearley, Buckley and Nightingale-Bamford Schools in New York City, and also assisted with the kindergarten admissions testing at Nightingale-Bamford. She also taught third grade at the Latin School of Chicago and Greenwich Country Day. Most recently, Muffy worked as a senior editor at Greenwich Magazine. Muffy lives in Greenwich with her husband Andy. They have three boys who attended a variety of public, private and boarding schools based on their individual educational needs and profiles. All three graduated from Elon University. Muffy has served on the boards of Arch Street Teen Center, the Boys and Girls Club Greenwich, Greenwich Adult Care’s River House, the Berkshire School Parents Committee and was Co-Chairman of the Parent’s Committee at Elon University. As an educational consultant, Muffy advises families on the most suitable match schools for their child, allowing them to work closer to their potential. Muffy is a professional member of the IECA.
Dede LeComte, AB – Director of Admission, The Spire School
Dede graduated from Sweet Briar College with a double major in Sociology and Anthropology. Following college, Dede held marketing and promotion positions at Mademoiselle Magazine and the Prince Matchabelli Division of Cheseborough-Ponds. Later, she teamed-up with her husband, helping to manage two family-owned business. Dede's passion for education, resulting from the journeys of her four children, led to her serving on several school boards, including Board Chair for the Northwest Greenwich Nursery School, Children's Day School and most recently, Oldfields School, an independent girls boarding school in Maryland. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of Children's Day School and is a member and past President of the Junior League of Greenwich. Dede and her husband live in Greenwich and enjoy being outdoors in their vegetable or flower gardens as well as spending time with their four children and their menagerie of horses, dogs and cats.
Sunan Jones – Director of Admission, The Pinnacle School
Sunan has a Bachelors of Arts in Politics and History from Oberlin College and brings over a decade of experience in independent schools and admissions. Prior to Pinnacle, she served as Director of Admissions, Financial Assistance and High School Placement at Presidio Hill School in San Francisco for five years. She also worked at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA, as Assistant Director of Admissions. After returning to the East Coast, Sunan applied her professional experience to help educational non-profits in her local community with strategic planning and grant writing, and most recently served as an admissions consultant.
Tammy Moscrip, PhD, LCSW – Executive Director and Chief Administrator, The Spire School
Tammy is the director of The Spire School and serves as the clinical services director at Greenwich Education Group. She holds a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, and is a licensed clinical social worker and certified school social worker who specializes in work with children & families.
Tammy was born and raised in Maine. She graduated magna cum laude from Bates College with pre-medical preparation and a double-major in biology and psychology. As a researcher at the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University, she dedicated nearly a decade to exploring the evolution of cognition through her study of nonhuman primate learning and memory. Tammy is particularly interested in the intersection of the brain, cognition, and behavior. By integrating her knowledge of neuroscience and learning theory, she helps students develop cross-disciplinary skills and strategies that address short-term goals for academic success, as well as long-term goals that involve essential life skills such as effective interpersonal interactions and emotional regulation. In addition to teaching topics in psychology, statistics and research methodology, Tammy also serves as a life coach and executive function coach. Her approach utilizes a strengths-based instructional methodology and a combination of cognitive and dialectical behavior therapeutic techniques that complement the unique social-cognitive-behavioral profiles that shape individual students’ learning styles and academic success. Tammy has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in medical and psychiatric hospitals and in school settings. She has published research articles on the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory, given numerous lectures on teen brain development and executive functioning, and authored a book chapter on the impact of early trauma on psychological and physiological functioning.
In addition to her work with students, Tammy always enjoys time spent with her husband and two children, working with animals, SCUBA diving, traveling, and motorcycle riding.