Jacqueline Byrne is the visionary behind FlexSchool – a network of learning communities specifically designed to engage and support the creative, quirky, asynchronous minds of gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) students.
An acknowledged expert in education, Jacqui is a sought-after speaker, presenting to school district guidance counselors, state gifted boards, education associations and professional conferences. Jacqui is honored to be an advisor for the Bridges Graduate School Certificate in 2e Education, and on the Advisory Board for the documentary film The G Word.
Prior to founding FlexSchool, Jacqui co-founded the widely respected Ivy Ed college preparation and counseling firm. She has a B.A. from Yale University, and is a parent of twice-exceptional kids
Susan comes to FlexSchool from private IT consulting where her 30 year career included systems analysis, programming, project management and running customer service at a software start-up, heading marketing for a health care consultancy and finally going out on her own. The common thread in her career has been bridging the gap between creative types and deadlines. She brings that skill set to FlexSchool as Director of Technology. Susan has a degree in French Language from Oberlin College and is the parent of a 2e daughter.
Lynne Henwood has dedicated her career to advocating for gifted and twice-exceptional learners. She has served as President of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC) since 2018. She also serves on the Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Advisory Committee (SGTEAC) for the New Jersey Department of Education. Previously, she was a gifted teacher and program coordinator for Washington Township Schools in Morris County, NJ. She has presented at several conferences (NAGC, SENG, NJAGC, ASPEN, Rutgers Gifted Education Conference) and has been a panelist on the MindMatters Roundtable and the G Word Panel Discussion.
Lynne earned a B. A. in Psychology from Dickinson College, a Gifted Education Certificate from Rutgers University, and an M. A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education (Concentration: Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development). In 2018, Lynne was named New Jersey's Gifted Teacher of the Year and is the 2019 Mensa Foundation's Gifted Education Fellowship Award winner. Most recently, Lynne was awarded the NAGC 2020 Master’s & Specialist Award, and her NJAGC Advocacy Team won the NAGC 2020 David W. Belin Advocacy Award.
As a parent of four uniquely gifted children, Lynne understands that all children need to feel valued, accepted, and respected.
Sarah joined the FlexSchool team in 2018. As Business Manager, Sarah looks to provide a work environment to best support the school’s key stakeholders with what can best work together for the children.
Sarah has a broad background in office management and accounting across multiple industries including IT, advertising and event management.
Sarah is proud of her British heritage and considers this, along with her experiences while bringing up her two children in three continents, a major asset in dealing with any crisis large or small. She is a qualified Master Gardener and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and tending to her garden.
Kristin has worn many hats since joining FlexSchool, including student advisor, STEAM teacher, gym coach and FlexFriday events coordinator, and in 2020 she became Assistant Head of School at our Bronxville campus. Prior to joining FlexSchool, Kristin coached middle and high school students in STEM competitions, channeling her 25 years of media experience into teaching research, writing and presentation skills, as well as science concepts, introductory robotics and more. Driven by the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to shine, Kristin worked with her robotics teams to start a free STEM enrichment program at a nonprofit after-school program, a project that won the Youth Service America Grant in 2017. In addition to working with students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, talents and challenges in her years as a STEM coach, Kristin is also a parent of gifted and 2e kids.