Meet Our Staff

Jesse Lloyd

Co-Founder, Director

Jesse Lloyd is a passionate Science and Mathematics Educator with experience at both the College and High School level, with extensive experience teaching introductory and advanced courses to science and non-science majors. He is skilled in the development and tailoring of teaching techniques to meet the individual needs of gifted and twice exceptional students in both traditional and virtual classrooms. He holds a BS and MS in Exercise Physiology and has all but defended his dissertation to complete his PhD in Exercise Science at Syracuse University. He also holds a Business degree from North Country Community College. When not teaching, Jesse enjoys spending time with his family, training, and personal training. He is a Rocksteady Boxing Certified trainer and has developed a strong and loyal following at the Title Boxing Club in Milford, CT. Jesse is an advocate for the positive effects that boxing has on the progression of Parkinson’s disease and frequently lectures on the subject.

jesse@lloydgreene.org

Kevin N

Co-Founder, Administrator

Kevin is a Co-Founder of Lloyd Greene Education. He handles finance, marketing, and communication, as well as overseeing Google Workspace and our MySchool SIS. As someone with learning differences similar to many of the students at Lloyd Greene, he provides insight into strategies for creating the best learning environment and classroom experience possible. His leadership abilities were strengthened by his time spent in scouting, first as an Eagle Scout, and now as an Assistant Scoutmaster. Outside of education, his biggest goal is a future attempt to thru hike the Appalachian Trail (~2200 miles) in under 4 months.

kevin@lloydgreene.org

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Dan Greene

Humanities and Arts Teacher

Dan is a dedicated educator with twenty-three years of teaching experience. After growing up in Worcester, MA, he graduated from Hamilton College with an A.B. in Creative Writing/Literature in 1992. He moved to New Haven, CT and earned his master’s (M.A.R.) in Philosophy/Theology from the Yale Divinity School in 1995. After deciding to make New Haven his home, he became active in the arts and music community. He began his teaching career as a poetry instructor at a magnet school where he ran Creative Writing workshops for high school students. Then he worked in a multi-age classroom where he taught all subjects to middle school students. There he established an interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum intended to connect events from the past to the present. Most recently, he worked as a humanities instructor at a school for 2e/ gifted students who had previously struggled in traditional classroom settings. On the high school level, Dan has taught American History, World History, Debate, Philosophy, Visual Art, Music Appreciation, and English Literature. He believes in teaching with passion, humor, and encouragement. In addition to being a teacher, Dan is a published songwriter, touring musician, recording artist with multiple releases on record labels in London and Chicago, and a working visual artist who has been featured in group and solo art exhibitions.

dan@lloydgreene.org

Kelly Considine

Math Teacher

Kelly Considine is an enthusiastic Mathematics Tutor who is very excited to be a part of Lloyd Greene Education. She was born and raised in Connecticut and attended Sacred Heart University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Kelly holds a BS in Biology and Chemistry with Minors in Mathematics and Criminal Justice and an MS in Chemistry. She began tutoring in high school and continued tutoring while working towards her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Upon graduation she worked in a Pathology Lab at Yale School of Medicine doing research on brain tumors, and she continued to tutor students ranging from Elementary School to College and even adults returning to school. Kelly has worked with students in a variety of subjects including Math for Elementary School Teachers, Math for Decision Making, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, and III, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Crime and Criminal Behavior, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and English. Kelly also taught a summer STEM course to high school students where she was able to develop and implement a hands-on curriculum to give underprivileged students opportunities they would not encounter in a traditional classroom. She finds working with students to be very rewarding, and she goes above and beyond to adjust her tutoring style to match the needs of the students in order to ensure they all understand the material and are able to excel. In her free time, Kelly loves reading, and she enjoys crocheting hats, scarves, and blankets to donate to cancer centers and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Additionally, she spends a lot of her time with her 2.5 year old Golden Retriever, Gunner, who she is training to be her service dog!

kelly@lloydgreene.org

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Sara McConnell

Learning Specialist

Sara has over 30 years of experience teaching in the public and independent school settings within the state of Connecticut. She earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Vermont and her master's degree in Special Education from SCSU. Additionally, she is trained in Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing Programs.

Sara tends to think outside of the box and thrives on developing individualized and differentiated lessons that spark some enthusiasm within the students. These activities relate to comprehension in all core subjects as well as executive function skills. She identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and academic needs. Additionally, she implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations that fosters student growth through structured opportunities for reflection.

Sara's educational philosophy emphasizes the importance of teachers having the ability to connect with and form a relationship with their students based on respect and trust. Once this foundation has been established, students become more involved and invested in their learning​. Furthermore, her role has been to ​develop lessons and activities which support each student's best learning style and build off of their strengths yet address any areas of concern. She accentuates that not only is ​teaching the content important, but helping a student regain and improve upon their self-confidence, sense of character, and a sense of purpose are fundamental.

sara@lloydgreene.org

Arpit Patel

Science Teacher

Arpit is a biologist and chemist from Rutgers University. As an undergrad he researched purple nonsulfur photosynthetic bacterial Photosystem complexes to investigate the potential use of a biohybrid electron transport chain with graphene oxide in place of traditional solar panels. He has built extensive knowledge of teaching twice exceptional, gifted and special ed students individually and in grouped sessions. In his free time, Arpit enjoys immersing himself in sci-fi worlds, collecting tea, strategy gaming and enjoying the outdoors.

arpit@lloydgreene.org

Nancy Rodman

Math Teacher

Nancy has been helping people as an advocate, tutor, or mentor for decades. The fields she supports are ones she or her family have been personally challenged and despite the adversities, succeeded. She believes It important to help and encourage the next people fighting the same battles with the information and strategies she gained.

Among these groups she is a strong advocate for parents of disabled children and parents of children with different learning abilities. For years she has helped guide them through the public and private education process in New York state, and neighboring states as well.

Yet, Nancy’s interest goes beyond helping parents. She has been tutoring students and peers in math most of her life... from grade school through her professional careers. And, after years of helping other kids, when her own children, each different learners, needed help, she was there for them also.

Her daughters attended wonderful special schools, where Nancy learned from their teachers how to identify different kinds of learners, various approaches and ways to teach and important skills to support their success.

nancy@lloydgreene.org