MacGilpin named new director of LINKS Academy

Andrea MacGilpin — Photo Credit: Bob Capazzo.

Andrea MacGilpin — Photo Credit: Bob Capazzo.

Greenwich Education Group (GEG) has appointed Andrea MacGilpin as its new director of their LINKS Academy One-to-One Learning (LINKS) located at its 44 Commerce Road campus in Stamford, Conn.

MacGilpin is a licensed clinical social worker who received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. She also has a bachelor of arts in Psychology and Communication from Denison University. A native of South Salem, N.Y., MacGilpin has extensive experience working with children, teenagers and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental delays that benefit from individualized educational needs.

Prior to joining Greenwich Education Group, she was the Clinical Director at 3LPlace Life College, a residential transition program for young adults with developmental disabilities in Somerville, Mass. MacGilpin also helped develop the transition program at Rebecca School in New York City, which offers therapeutic support to students with special needs, ages 14 to 21 years old. Throughout her career she has counseled and coached families/parents on preparing for their child’s life after the child leaves the school system. She is certified in DIR Floortime™, and is a CPI certified instructor.

Founded in 2007, LINKS provides accredited, short or long-term, individualized academic programs for students who are looking to accelerate their learning or are unable to attend traditional school. Some typical reasons may include school anxiety and avoidance, a medical issue that is keeping them out of school, the student is in transition between schools or the student is an athlete, actor or otherwise require a more flexible schedule. Since 2010, LINKS programs have benefited over 170 students.

“LINKS is committed to providing an outstanding customized experience for students in a nurturing and empowering environment that celebrates learning. We are committed to fostering relationships, building community and meeting the unique learning styles of each and every student.” states MacGilpin who also looks forward to increasing LINKS outreach in neighboring towns.

For more information on LINKS Academy One-to-One Learning contact Andrea MacGilpin, Director, at 203-883-0062 or [email protected] You can also meet her at The Collaborative Center Open House on Monday, October 19th, 5:30pm to 7pm, at 78 Harvard Avenue, Stamford, Conn.

Greenwich Education Group is a multi-division organization focusing on every facet of a child’s academic development and success.  Their divisions include academic tutoring – in-home and at the center – standardized test preparation, education consulting, specialized learning services, transition programs and three accredited schools that focus on the special needs of their student populations: Beacon, Pinnacle, and the Spire School. GEG curricula and teaching methods are as varied as their student body.

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