Drawing upon three decades of experience in varying roles in education, Dr..Leanne Tormey is an Old Greenwich, Connecticut-based private educational advocate representing students and families experiencing difficulties navigating public, private, and independent schools. She has worked in this capacity since 2015. From 2017 to 2020, she concurrently served as Chief Learning Officer at the Carver Center in Port Chester, New York, where she developed its Continuum of Learning, and contributed significantly to its Capturing the Client Voice initiative. Dr. Leanne Tormey previously served one year as director of education development at LEARN, a regional education service center in Southeast Connecticut.
Earlier in her career, Leanne Tormey was the Superintendent of Stonington Public Schools. She previously served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and received the Comcast Outstanding New Public Access Program award for SPS: On the Air! She has additional leadership experience at Waterford Public Schools, also in Connecticut, and at Katonah-Lewisboro Public Schools in New York. She began her career as an elementary teacher in New York City.
Leanne Tormey holds a doctor of education from the University of Connecticut as well as master's degrees in school district administration and multicultural education from Iona College. She has served on the boards of several nonprofits, including: Steffi Nossen School of Dance, 5 Steps to Five, and as a consultant to the Youth Voices Center, and in 2012 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.