Cynthia R. Savo, M.A. is responsible for the Comer SDP’s communications including the organization’s e-newsletter, YouTube, and Facebook pages, and web content. She also contributes to the organization's customized professional development activities with pre-K-12 educators.
Savo rejoined the SDP staff in 2007 after ten years as the principal of Cynergy Associates, LLC, a consulting practice that served school districts, and other nonprofits. She consulted to the Rockefeller Foundation's Working Communities program for nine years, providing the officers with research to inform grant making and program impact; and assistance to grantees on proposal development and communications.
In 1990 she joined the School Development Program staff and as the communications and dissemination manager, she used emerging technologies to link the SDP to its national network of school, districts, and universities. Savo was a member of the design and technology teams of the ATLAS Communities Project that brought together Harvard Project Zero, the Coalition of Essential Schools, the Education Development Center, and the School Development Program to design a "break the mold" education model.
Savo has worked as a school counselor at an alternative high school and served as a grant writer for the New Haven Public Schools. She was a founder and publisher of the New Haven Independent, and was an aide to former U.S. Rep. Bruce A. Morrison.
She has a B.S. in psychology from Georgetown University and an M.A. in counseling and community services from Fairfield University.
Education & Training
- MAFairfield University, Counseling & Community Services (1976)
- BSGeorgetown University, Psychology (1974)