Volunteer Profiles - LEAP for Education LEAP for Education

Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer Profiles

Thank you for all you do for our students!



Volunteer Cathy Pommer and student

Cathy Pommer

Cathy has been volunteering at LEAP for the last five years and this is her second year with our College Success Program. She volunteers twice a week helping our high school junior and senior groups in Peabody. Whether running a discussion, helping a student revising a college essay, or clarifying a question, Cathy is always willing to help each student. She brings a calm, organized and experienced approach. Our students rave about Cathy. We truly appreciate her dedication and support for our organization, our program and our students. She is also a valuable member of our Great Expectations Event Committee.




Volunteer Jean Cocuzzo

Jean Cocuzzo

Jean is a retired teacher of French and Spanish. She tutors our college bound students as they prepare for college placement tests. Jean is also a member of our Great Expectations Event Committee.




Volunteer Marjorie Halperin and student

Marjorie Halperin

Marjorie has provided much needed support to our high school seniors in Peabody since her start as a College Success Program volunteer this fall. As high school seniors fill out college applications and submit financial aid forms, Marjorie has offered advice to encourage students during independent work. Her stories and bubbly personality engage students during group discussions. Marjorie has deeply connected with students by offering feedback on their college essays and resumes. The College Success Program staff greatly appreciates Marjorie’s dedication and creative suggestions to enhance our lessons.




Volunteer Ron Landman and student

Ron Landman

Ron is a retired principal of Swampscott Middle School. He is now in his 5th year of tutoring college bound students, helping them prepare for their college placement tests.




Volunteer Zina Gerilomatos

Zina Gerilomatos

Zina is a retired HR executive, who assists our Executive Director Linda Saris in various strategic and operations projects. She is a valuable member of our Great Expectations Event Committee.