WE PROVIDE PREK-12+ STUDENTS WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO ENHANCE ACADEMIC POTENTIAL AND BECOME INDEPENDENT LEARNERS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE, MOTIVATED, RESILIENT, AND PROACTIVE.
GEG'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFERS CUSTOMIZED STUDENT SUPPORT TO HELP EVERY CHILD SOAR
We are committed to finding practical and individualized solutions. Your child does not have to “fit” into a program or approach - we will create a customized program for your child and your family. Whether your child needs a single, direct service or broader, multifaceted support from The Center’s interdisciplinary team, he or she is the focal point.
We favor a capability-based approach designed to develop a student’s strengths instead of focusing solely on areas of weakness. Our goal is to involve and engage the student in the learning process and emphasize self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-advocacy.
We believe that all children want to learn and can learn. It is our responsibility to foster an environment in which we facilitate current success and develop the necessary skills to enable future successes.
In addition to working directly with children and their families, we are also committed to supporting schools and other organizations which work with children to better differentiate and serve students with innovative programs and personnel to support and augment your activities.
OUR TEAM IS COMPRISED OF CREDENTIALED AND COMPASSIONATE EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS AND THERAPEUTIC PRACTITIONERS WITH A COMMON BELIEF IN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES AND SUPPORTED DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING.
Colleen Ryan is a psycho-educational specialist that holds a dual Connecticut certification in both regular and special education. She taught at the Yale Child Study Center School located on the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital for eleven years. Her position evolved into pediatric oncology where she tutored children hospitalized while receiving treatment. Colleen has extensive knowledge and experience understanding what a student may need in order to thrive academically and social-emotionally. She graduated with honors from Quinnipiac University with her BA in Psychology and MA in Education.
Director of Instructional Services
Brennan graduated from Williams College majoring in Political Economy. He spent over a decade in Washington, D.C. where he worked with leading economists on public policy issues at the Brookings Institution. He later worked at consulting firms, providing economic analysis and advisory services to both business and government. He has shared his passion for learning a wide variety of subjects as a tutor for Academic Services and as a teacher at Links Academy.