Penny Swift serves as the Executive Director. Penny has had an extensive career in early childhood education, as an operational and strategic leader in early childhood education. Penny began her career in the service of under-resourced communities as a teacher and a special education administrator. As a lifelong advocate for equality and excellence in childhood education, Penny’s experience has led her to senior leadership roles overseeing early childhood centers. Most recently, Penny as the Divisional Vice President with Brightside Academy, overseeing all of the organization’s early-childhood academies in New York and Philadelphia.
A lifelong New Yorker, Penny is a proud alumna of New York City’s public schools, and the City College of New York, where she graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in special education and a professional diploma in educational administration.