Andrea MacGilpin, LCSW
Head of School
Andrea manages all of the Links students’ needs, including those who have special or differentiated learning styles. She works closely with both Links and The Collaborative Center to support students who need both academic and social/emotional support in our school setting.
Andrea received her master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to joining Greenwich Education Group, she was the Clinical Director at 3LPlace, a residential transition program for young adults with developmental disabilities, where she continues to consult. Andrea has worked with a broad range of all age groups, including adolescents and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopment delays in schools and developmental settings. She helped develop the transitions program at Rebecca School in New York City, offering program support to students 14 to 21 years old, staff and parents. In addition, Andrea developed social skills groups and peer programs, provided students with individual and group counseling and led parent and sibling groups. She is certified in DIR Floortime™, and is a CPI certified instructor.
Desiree DelGrosso, MsEd
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 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.
Kathryn Devine, MS School Counseling
Kathryn received her master’s degree in Counseling from Long Island University and has been working in education for 10 years. Prior to Kathryn pursuing her masters she worked with students on the Autism spectrum for 8 years.
As a school counselor she has worked with students on both the middle school and high school level. She worked with students on academic achievement, personal/social development and career development. Kathryn also had the opportunity to work with various college reps and visit many schools.
Links teachers are area experts with extensive knowledge in the subjects they are teaching and are highly supportive of their students' needs. Each teacher has a passion for their content area and inspire students in the classroom through hand's on, interactive and student-centered learning. Teaching in a 1:1 classroom allows our teachers to build strong relationships with their students so that they can focus on their unique learning style to engage them in the learning process. The job of our teachers is to draw students into their learning environment so they can be successful in the classroom and feel good about the work they are doing intellectually and personally.