Summerbridge Pittsburgh recently welcomed Gina Carl as its new program director.
Gina comes to us from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh where she served as a site coordinator managing 130 volunteers and 130 children. Before that, Gina worked with AmeriCorps where she worked in various positions around the country, including as a mentor to elementary school children in Sacramento, California, and here in Pittsburgh at Lydia’s Place. Gina earned her bachelor's from Mercyhurst College after which she went to work for the Penguins as a sales intern.
What was your favorite book as a child?
I always loved the poems or books by Shel Silverstein including The Missing Piece and The Giving Tree.
Favorite book as an adult?
My favorite book always becomes the one I most recently read. This summer I read and loved The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
What interests you outside the classroom? What are you passionate about?
I enjoy playing sports and being active. I also am extremely passionate about my family. I spend most of my time on weekends visiting relatives who live in the Pittsburgh area.
Why did you chose to work at Sewickley Academy?
I am impressed with Sewickley Academy’s dedication to academic excellence and development of character. These are qualities that I am excited to share with the Summerbridge students and families.
What are you most looking forward to this school year?
I cannot wait to get to know the Summerbridge families and help inspire the students with the Super Saturdays and Summer Program!
What community service activities or youth organizations are you involved in?
I am currently a volunteer with the United Way’s tax program and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I am an advisory board member for the Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program and a member of the Special Olympics Young Professional Board.
Anything else interesting to share about yourself?
I love meeting new people and trying new things. I look forward to meeting and talking with members of the Sewickley Academy community!