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(Alphabetized by last name below.)
Educational Consulting Coordinator
Ayanna has joined GEG as the new Educational Consulting Coordinator. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education and local government. She loves working with students and their families to help them accomplish educational goals as a team. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Bridgeport and is pursuing her Master's in Applied Psychology at Sacred Heart University. Ayanna worked at Brown University for many years before relocating back to Connecticut from Boston. Most recently she worked at Norwalk Community College. She enjoys volunteer work, traveling abroad, watching independent films, cooking, writing poetry and performing spoken word as well as running her photography business in her spare time.
Director of Athletics & Student-Athlete Development
Teg Cosgriff joins Greenwich Education Group as the Director of Athletics & Student-Athlete Development providing counseling and curriculum development in the college planning and selection process for student-athletes in Grades 7 - 12.
Teg has an established and successful record as an athletic administrator at both the college and public school levels. His work experiences have been multi-faceted as an Assistant Director of Athletics at Yale University and a Director of Athletics for the Madison Public Schools, CT and Mitchell College, New London, CT. The Daniel Hand High School athletic program in Madison was recognized nationally by Sports Illustrated as the best High School Athletic Program in the State of Connecticut over a ten year period. As Athletic Director at Mitchell College he led the transition from a two year junior college athletic program to a four year NCAA Division III athletic program.
Teg is a graduate of Springfield College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Management and holds a Masters of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport School of Education. In addition he completed his 6th year degree of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University. Teg is an active speaker and advocate of sportsmanship, leadership and character development in athletics and has served as a trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance based out of Stanford University speaking to parents, student-athletes, coaches and administrators along the East Coast.
Teg resides in Madison, CT with his wife Sue and their three sons, where they enjoy the Connecticut shoreline and where he also volunteers as a youth coach and board member for many of his sons' teams and leagues.
Margret Ann Crone, MA
College Counseling Associate
Margret Ann joined GEG’s college counseling team in 2011. She brings experience working with students in many educational capacities, from admissions consulting and essay writing to test preparation, teaching, and tutoring. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Barnard College, the women’s affiliate of Columbia University. She loved her undergraduate experience so much that she returned to Columbia to complete her MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education. She lives in Stamford but travels to Iceland, her home away from home, as often as she can. In addition to being an educator, Margret Ann is also a writer, half-marathoner, globe-trotter, and yoga instructor.
Stacy “Muffy” Fox, MS Ed
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 now attend 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.
Maura McCullough, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C.
Clinical Career Counselor
Maura is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and holds National Counselor Certification. She specializes in Vocational Psychology, Career testing and developmental career counseling combined with college admissions counseling. She has extensive experience providing individualized career counseling to high school and college students. Maura is an expert in the administration and interpretation of Career testing with the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for students age 16 to 23.Maura's individualized counseling approach allows her to directly assist students with career exploration, major selection and identifying career options. She possesses a comprehensive knowledge of current college admissions trends across the USA and also has over 10 years of experience as a college academic advisor. Starting the college admission process with career testing allows for the development of an individualized plan that will engage your student and allow them to successfully traverse the corridor to college.
Maura previously worked in higher education for 19 years with Fairfield University, Pace University and Boston College. She has a B.A. in Speech Communications from Boston College and an M.A. in Counseling from Fairfield University. She joined GEG in January 2013.
Victoria C. Newman, MS Ed
Founder and Executive Director, Greenwich Education Group
Director of Day and Boarding School Advisory Services
Vicky founded Greenwich Education Group (GEG) in 2003 and is the Executive Director of all GEG divisions. She is an educational consultant and Director of Independent Day and Boarding School Advisory Services. Vicky began her educational career as a teacher in the Stamford Public Schools and then went onto teach in the Greenwich Public School System. She has been trained by the Orton-Gillingham Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, Windward Teacher Training Institute, and by Wright Group/McGraw Hill in Everyday Math instruction. She is deeply knowledgeable about the academic curriculum in both the public and private school arenas.
Vicky grew up in Manhattan and Westport, Connecticut, and graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. After earning her B.S. from Syracuse University School of Education, Vicky received her Master's Degree and wrote a thesis on 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, and SSATB. Vicky also works with families that are moving to the US from abroad. This led to her receiving the International Sub-Speciality designation from IECA. In her ten years of educational consulting, Vicky has placed over 400 students into private day and boarding schools throughout the country.
Vicky and her team have expanded the services that Greenwich Education Group offers to ensure that the individual needs of each and every student are met. This led to Vicky founding three Independent Day Schools under the Greenwich Education Group umbrella to address the needs and learning styles of each individual student. Many of the services Greenwich Education Group provides have grown out of a need in the community. She strongly believes that while each child's learning style and educational growth of students and is different; there is an appropriate educational match for every student. In her spare time, Vicky loves to travel, exercise, read, and watch TED Conference videos. She lives in Greenwich with her two daughters, husband Peter, and two dogs.
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Linda Ortwein, MBA
Director, College Counseling
Linda joined GEG in 2010. She works with both Beacon and Spire students and independent clients seeking freshman admission as well as transfer students. She brings her experience in the non-profit sector working with under-served students on the college process. Linda volunteers as a college counselor at a public school in the Bronx co-founded a mentoring program for Let's Get Ready, and works with students and other mentors at the Boys and Girls Club. Linda’s prior experience includes 19 years as the Regional Director of the Strategy practice with the management-consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates, which specializes in consumer products. She holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard University. Linda serves on the boards of the Greenwich Library and REACH Prep, a non-profit that provides educational enrichment and support for low and moderate-income students of color. She has two young adult children and lives in Greenwich with her husband. In her spare time she plays tennis and golf, and loves biking and adventure travel.
Lorraine Serra, MA
Lorraine Serra is a college counselor specializing in college planning for creative students. She balances her passion for mentoring young people with a successful career as an award-winning art director and accessory designer. She earned a Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction from UCLA, an MA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design, and a BS in Visual Arts from SUNY Empire State. She also studied in the BFA Program at Purchase College.
Lorraine taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York from 1995-2004, and has lectured for the American Crafts Council as well as at numerous museums and colleges. She is a member of NACAC, NEACAC, the National Association of Colleges of Art & Design (NASAD), and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In 2010, Lorraine received a Puffin Foundation Grant to bring college counseling resources to underserved visual and performing arts students in Connecticut and New York. She frequently reviews student portfolios for organizations such as the National Scholastic Art Awards, Connecticut Art Directors Club, and FIT.