Penny Swift has had an extensive career, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities, as an operational and strategic leader in early childhood education. Initially, she worked as a teacher and a special education administrator, but over the last decade, she has had progressively more complex leadership roles overseeing early childhood centers. Ms. Swift was Divisional Vice President with Brightside Academy, overseeing all academies in the New York and Philadelphia regions.
A lifelong New Yorker, Ms. Swift’s career in education started at 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.