Get to Know Me and My Philosophy
Corinne’s knowledge is informed by nearly 20 years of work in diverse educational environments and has been shaped by her own experiences as both a student and an educator. Corinne was born in Belgium to Italian parents and has been in the United States since the age of four when her parents immigrated. Growing up multilingual in a multicultural household had an enormous influence on Corinne's desire to share with others the ability to see the world through the eyes of another culture and language. As a daughter of expats, Corinne had first-hand experience in transitioning to a new culture, which today fuels her desire to support relocating families. She has resided in Charlotte, NC, since 2001 and regularly visits schools to stay abreast of innovation and change happening in education.
Corinne is versed in traditional, non-traditional, online and hybrid/blended learning environments. Through her unique experiences, she has a developed a deep understanding of curricula and methodology as it varies to the needs of different learners. During the first part of her career, Corinne taught English language abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Caracas, Venezuela. She went on to teach Spanish language for nearly a decade in the United States to secondary, collegiate, and adult students. Her time abroad has had a lasting impact on her life and propels her wish for more students to experience time in a new environment before making important educational decisions.
Corinne holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Northeastern University. Her thesis research examined the practice of taking a gap year in the United States. In 2017, she received the Karl Haigler Award for Excellence in Gap Year Research and continues to serve as an active member of the Gap Year Association Research Committee.
Corinne has an open-hearted approach to life and a love for finding the places where we are all interconnected. She loves practicing and teaching yoga, traveling, and immersing herself in the great outdoors.
The 8 Dimensions of Wellness
My life and work are centered around the eight dimensions of wellness. I use a holistic approach when working with my clients and always embrace the organic nature of the process.
Whether I am mentoring students or working with families, I am committed to providing education consulting in a space that is open, respectful, and professional.
When working with gap year students, I strive to bring together these eight elements by curating experiences that embrace the tenets of community, financial literacy, environmental stewardship, and self-care.
I believe everyone deserves access to the knowledge, support, and experiences that help them grow personally, professionally, and financially. My mission is to support people in their education and life journey and to connect them with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge they will use in their educational or professional career and beyond.
I celebrate the places where we are all interconnected. I do not and shall never discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or socioeconomic status.