Kori earned Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught Social Studies in both Middle School and High School before earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration. At both the University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech, Kori worked with freshman students in their transition to college and taught an introductory Psychology course helping students be successful at the collegiate level.
Kori began her work in residential treatment as the Assistant Education Director at New Haven in 2001. She was drawn to the mission of New Haven and the ability to help young women heal, self-correct and return to their college-bound path. When the opportunity arose to become an Academic Director in a different residential treatment center, Kori was excited to create her own academic program, accredit the school and integrate academics into the clinical program. In total, Kori has been the Academic Director of 2 residential treatment center schools and most recently the Academic Director at the Oakley School, a college-prep therapeutic boarding school. She has also been the consulting Academic Director at 4 other residential treatment center schools. Kori is so excited to come full circle back to New Haven and work with the talented team to prepare students for success at their next school.
Kori is a history buff and enjoys reading. She especially enjoys political thrillers set in Washington, D.C. where she grew up. Kori also enjoys sports. She particularly loves to follow the college athletics of her alma maters. There is nothing better than Maryland Basketball and Tennessee Football! She shares her love of sports with her husband David. Together they have 3 children – Marlee, Josh and Eddie.