Meet The Founders
Suzanna LoMagno is an educator, author, and consultant who works with families and other educators to find innovative and sustainable solutions to prevent transgressional behaviors. Her areas of expertise include online/hybrid learning, designing innovative learning experiences, conflict resolution, and community building.
During her more than 24 years in education, Suzanna has taught elementary and higher education at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in the Anthropology Dept. She also served in a district-level leadership position as a Conflict Resolution Coordinator in Riverhead, NY. Her time in NYC Public Schools has given Suzanna the opportunity to connect with students, families, and the communities she has worked with. Suzanna is focused on improving community well-being and breaking the cycle of generational trauma.
Christine Pennington is a counselor, educator, author, and consultant with over twenty years of public and private education experience. Her passion for teaching and community extends beyond the classroom in the multiple civic roles she has held to promote community and family resiliency. Christine has served as the chair for the Virginia Tiered System of Support and currently serves on the board of her local Trauma Informed Community Network. Christine is also an adjunct professor for the College Within Walls program through Southside Community College. With a background in special education, counseling and as a certified trauma specialist, the emotional needs of children and families are always at the forefront of her focus.
Together LoMagno and Pennington created Resiliency Pathways and designed The Pupil PremiseTM The Pupil PremiseTM centers around developing a healthy human by identifying the key influencers in a child’s life and leveraging the support needed to encourage and build resilience. Together they have authored two books and have worked closely with families, communities, and school districts to find constructive ways to improve children's behavior and strengthen the family as a whole.
Suzanna and Christine are currently partnering with community organizations to find cohesive ways to prevent recidivism in court-involved youth and provide support to strengthen families. This program is focused on building resiliency to overcome trauma and redeem the positive traits in a child so they may achieve their vision for the future.
Suzanna LoMagno & Christine Pennington
Our vision is that families, schools and communities create successful humans! We provide guidance to families and schools on how to develop a whole pupil-whole family mindset. The Pupil Premise™ focuses on the individual needs of each child and who the key influencers are in their life. Healthy relationships build resilience and productive individuals. Our programs help reset behaviors and teach new approaches to overcoming adversity. Our innovative techniques create opportunities for families to bond and identify the importance of roles within the family unit. Resilient Pathways strives to help children and families lead more emotionally healthy and resilient lives, helping families feel empowered and communities to become uplifted!
We are humbled to have turned our passion into an opportunity to connect, support, and build relationships with members of our community.