Head of School
Godfrey previously served as Director of Family Advocacy at Stamford Academy, a charter high school, where he oversaw student outreach and recruitment, as well as retention efforts aimed toward at-risk youth in the Stamford community. In that role, and in a prior role as Director of Family Advocacy with Stamford Public Schools, he implemented the Domus Family Advocacy Program and developed strong partnerships with social service organizations, including the Juvenile Probation Department and the Department of Children and Families. He also collaborated with a number of nonprofit agencies in Fairfield County that work with disconnected/disengaged youth. His clear focus will continue to be on helping students to thrive academically and emotionally by establishing a strong academic foundation.
Godfrey’s prior experience working with students and families will enable him to smoothly transition into his new role as Head of School. He will be responsible for managing day-to-day activities, and for establishing a long-term strategic direction for the school.
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.
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.