Educators

Honor Simeone

Honor is an invaluable teacher and has been part of our team from the start. She teaches a wide range of students. She has a unique ability to pull information out of students in order for them to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts being taught. Honor taught at the Old Greenwich Elementary School and at other Connecticut elementary schools as well. Her love for children, coupled with her experience, has helped many of our students achieve success.


Debby Southwick

Debby’s teaching experience was at Greenwich Country Day School and at the Pike School in Andover, MA. Her own children attended local independent schools, which has added to her understanding of how the private schools operate and the expectations they demand from their students. Debby engages students and enables them to feel good about their progress. As a result, her students gain the confidence to take on new challenges. She is very adept at using technology to help students strengthen skills, which gives her students the opportunity to solidify math skills in a variety of ways.


Hilleary Coleman

Hilleary joined us this past summer and we are very fortunate she did. Hilleary has extensive experience working with young students up through the middle school years. As she is stepping away after twenty-five years from her full time role as a Learning Specialist at Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, she is helping our students develop organization skills, basic fundamental skills in reading, writing, and math. Not only is Hilleary excellent with students, she is a wonderful resource for parents. She has worked with many families with a variety of needs over the years, so there isn’t much she hasn’t seen.


Clare McManus

Clare has been with us the past three years and specializes in high school math and science, which makes her a highly sought after teacher. Clare is an engineer that just enjoys working with students. Her easy but direct manner makes her students feel comfortable while they tackle high level math and science concepts. Her genuine love for her students and for teaching shine through every session I see her working with students. She has extensive experience teaching Algebra through BC Calculus and she can teach students needing help with Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Catherine Cronin

Catherine is another one of our veteran teachers that joined us this past year. She has a combined thirty years teaching at Greenwich Academy and Greenwich Country Day School. Math is her specialty, but she did teach all subjects to elementary students at GCDS. While watching a professional like Catherine teach students, it is obvious that she can quickly assess where a student is struggling and what steps to take to strengthen their skills. Additionally, she has developed lots of different teaching strategies over the years and can reach and customize her approach to each student’s learning style and needs.


Jamie Coleman

Jamie, like his wife Hilleary, has extensive experience working with students with different learning needs. He too joined our group this past year. His experience, however, is mostly with high school students. He is especially adept in helping our older students with language processing weaknesses and executive functioning challenges. His patience and warm smile puts our older students at ease. He is thoughtful and organized, and his many years of experience working with many different kinds of learners gives students the confidence that they can accomplish their work at a high level.


Meghan Hyland

Meghan has a tremendous amount of experience teaching a wide range of students in grades 9-12, and she connects easily with students and adults. She is very positive and encouraging, which are two strong character traits necessary when trying to help students generate ideas for writing and/or analyzing literature for English classes. On top of that, she is very well educated. She earned one Bachelors degree from Miami University in English Education and a Masters degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Teaching of English. Student needing a little help with their English classes are in good hands with Meghan.


Erica Barth

Erica has tremendous depth with regards to academics and with her interpersonal skills. She recently defended her dissertation and earned a PhD in Environmental Science at Yale. She also holds a Master’s degree at Yale and a Bachelor of Science degree at Johns Hopkins. Before focusing on science, Erica pursued her other love at Johns Hopkins, which is literature and writing. Throughout her studies, Erica always taught. She taught younger classmates in science classes and assisted them with writing assignments at the Yale Writing Center. The combination of her strong academic background and her nice gentle way makes her an ideal teacher for older students needing help with science and math at any level, and even English.


Justine Goggin

Justine and the Browns have a long history. Her family and ours lived right around the corner from us and Justine, along with her siblings spent a lot of time at our house. Besides the fact that she is one of nicest people we know, she is highly educated. She attended Choate for high school and graduated from Dartmouth. While pursuing her love for theatre, she has been helping students prepare for the SAT or ACT and has helped many students with essays, including college essays. We are thrilled she is now part of our team as she has always been considered family.


Margot Bush

Margot’s true love for the kids she works with pays huge dividends. She has a strong background working with students that need English or history help, time management and study skills strategies, or just having assignments broken down into segments that students can grapple with successfully. Additionally, she has worked with a number of students produce college essays that really speak to who they are as an individual. Over the years, Margot has worked with a variety of learners and now has developed many different techniques to help students navigate their middle and high school years.


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