Leadership Team

Barbara Swicord, Ed.D.

Barbara Swicord, Ed.D, President & CEO

Barbara Swicord is SIG’s President. With an M.Ed. in Gifted Ed. from the U. of GA, & a doctorate in Ed. Admin./Supervision from Rutgers, her passion for g/t/c education has taken her from GA, to UT, NJ, and CT. Previously a SIG parent, she has worked for SIG since 2000, becoming President in 2007.

 

Caroline Daniel

Caroline Daniel, Academic Director

Caroline has worked with the gifted education community as an educator, curriculum specialist, and advocate for the last 15 years. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in educational leadership and resides in New York where she enjoys exploring new cuisines with family.

 

Kate Kossar

Kate Kossar, Director of Operations

Kate was born and raised in New York and grew up in the camp world. She has brought her love for summer programming to SIG for the past 4 years. You can find Kate playing tennis, spinning, frequenting festivals, and most of all being a devoted wife and mom to her husband, daughter, and cat, Liam.

 

Max-lynn Pierre

Max-lynn Pierre, Operations Coordinator/Executive Assistant

Max-lynn, who joined the SIG team in 2013, grew up in Stamford. A proud UConn alumna, her love for education carried over when introduced to the world of Gifted Education. Her passions are journaling, reading, photography, food, and travel.

 

Stephanie Pitassi

Stephanie Pitassi, Finance & Operations Manager

Stephanie joined the SIG team in 2011, and since then, has enjoyed serving SIG families in multiple capacities as a Program Assistant, a Customer Service Supervisor, and now as a Finance and Operations Manager. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trivia, and listening to true crime podcasts.

 

Christine Provencher

Christine Provencher, Senior Program Director

Christine joined the SIG team in ’07 as Director of Operations. Born & raised in Connecticut, Christine semi-retired to Florida in ‘14 to golf & fish! Spring of ‘15 bought her back to SIG in her current remote role as Sr. Program Director. In her free time, you can find her hitting the links & shores.

 

Amy Seastrong

Amy Seastrong, Director of Staffing and Compliance

Amy joined the SIG team in ’05 as a Program Director, and since then, has fulfilled various roles within the organization, most recently as Director of Staffing and Compliance. Amy is also a SIG parent. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family and their two cats.

 

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