Departments

Administration

Andrew O'Brien, Principal
Phone: (860) 658-0451
Facsimile: (860) 658-2439
Email Address: aobrien@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Ken Pera, Assistant Principal
All students (Grade 9)
Phone: (860) 658-0451
Facsimile: (860) 658-2439
Email Address: kpera@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Georgia Robert, Assistant Principal
Grades 10-12 (A-K)
Phone: (860) 658-0451
Facsimile: (860) 658-2439
Email Address: grobert@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Stephen Patrina, Assistant Principal
Grades 10-12 (L-Z)
Phone: (860) 658-0451
Facsimile: (860) 658-2439
Email Address: spatrina@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Art

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Visit the Art Department K-12 page

Our Philosophy

It is the goal of the Simsbury High School art department to provide students with an exceptional art education. We seek to nurture the artistry and creativity in all our students by providing experiences that are fun, rewarding and challenging. Our commitment also is to create within students a sense of pride and worth that allows them to be the best persons possible as well as the best young artists. Art is an expressive form of non-verbal communication important to the total education of the student at Simsbury High School.

The Art Department at Simsbury High School offers a wide variety of courses to meet the interests and diverse needs of our students. The Arts have been identified by the College Board, the U.S. Congress, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the U.S. Department of Education as part of the core curriculum that all students should participate in during their high school experience. The art program is intended for any student interested in art for enjoyment, in preparation for a post graduate portfolio, or as a career choice.

SAA LogoThe Simsbury Arts Academy provides enrichment during the summer for K-12 students.
Click on the logo to go to the SAA website.



Scholastic Art Awards

Art Department Faculty

Thea Ciciotte

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 137

Shannon Gagne

Titles: Art Department Supervisor
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 132

David Holzman

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School: 860-658-0451

Stephanie Lauretano

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School: 860-651-3341

Megan Lavoie

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 150

Athletics

Athletics Department Faculty

Susan Healey

Titles: Secretary
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 190

Jeffrey Pinney

Titles: Director of Athletics and Student Activities
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School: 860-658-0451

Business and Finance Technology

Business and Finance Technology Department courses encourage independent FINANCE courses encourage making wise economic decisions related to personal financial affairs, the successful operation of organizations, and the economic activities of the country. MARKETING courses introduce students to the processes and functions involved in transferring business products or services to a consumer within an environment of rapidly evolving technology, interdependent national economies, increasing demands for ethical and social responsibility, and constant change. Students will develop the critical thinking competencies necessary for acquiring, interpreting, evaluating, and managing information.

Students may earn three college credits for Accounting 1, Accounting 2, and Personal Finance through the Tunxis Community College Career Pathways dual enrollment program.

All courses are offered at Level II. Students wishing to receive Level I credit or complete an independent study must complete the approved application process established by the department. See the department supervisor for more information.

FINANCIAL LITERACY GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

The Simsbury Board of Education has added a .25 credit financial literacy requirement to the set of mandatory courses. This requirement can be achieved through the completion of one of the following courses:

Financial Literacy-II .25 credit
Personal Finance-II .50 credit
PLATO-Personal Finance .50 credit
AP Economics-I 1.0 credit

In addition, the Department of Continuing Education may offer a financial literacy course during the summer if student enrollment warrants.

Business & Finance Technology Department Faculty

Patti D'Onofrio

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 115

Deb Manning

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 119

Douglas Nielson

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School: 860-658-0451

English

Comprehensive course and program information for Simsbury High School is published in the SHS Program of Studies book in January of each year.

The English program offers courses at two levels of achievement, ability, and interest for grades nine through twelve. This arrangement of levels ensures that all students are challenged and motivated. The sequential curricula incorporate instruction in language skills, composition, and literature.

The two levels of the English courses are: Level I - Honors or Advanced Placement, Level II - Competitive College Preparatory. Level placement is primarily based on teacher recommendation.

English Department Faculty

Dan Celentano

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 510

Daniel Diana

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 236

Emily Drago

Titles: Department Supervisor
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School: 860-658-0451

Jed Flaherty

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 232

Shira Flowers

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 233

Michelle Henry

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 223

Talina Hogan

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School: 860-658-0451

Michael Lenz

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 222

Linda Miron

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School: 860-658-0451

John Mudano

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 217

Dana Pescatello

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School: 860-658-0451

Sarah Pfeiffer

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School: 860-658-0451

Catherine Robbins

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 234

John Roberts

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 224

Carolyn Weiser

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 226

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Through experiential learning, Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) courses offer students practical and essential life skills necessary for successful living and working in the 21st century. Students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills/strategies, as well as planning and teamwork skills. Lab work, research, projects, technology, and "hands-on" activities guide student learning in both Culinary Arts and Child Development and Human Services strands.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit from the University of Connecticut for the Individual and Family Development course.

All courses are offered at Level II. Students wishing to receive Level I credit or complete an independent study must complete the approved application process established by the department. See the department supervisor for more information.

FACS Department Faculty

Sara Garthwait

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 151

Daniel Lestrud

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School: 860-658-0451

Gail Szatrowski

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 130

Health Services

Health Services Staff

Sue Beardsley

Titles: Director of Health Services
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 712

Kriss Brown

Titles: Secretary
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 711

Jacqueline Crowley

Titles: RN
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School: 860-658-0451

Margie Esthus

Titles: Health Aide
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School: 860-651-3341 ext. 838

Debra Schmetterling

Titles: RN
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 707

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department is located on the district website.

Library Media Center

Library Media Center Staff

Michael McKenna

Titles: Library Media Specialist
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 161

Cathy Starr

Titles: Library Assistant
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 155

Math

The mathematics curriculum is structured to offer courses appropriate for a wide range of interests and abilities. The underlying philosophy reflects an attempt to blend the most desirable features of both modern and traditional points-of-view. Every effort is made to guide individual students through a sequence of courses which best suits them as indicated by their goals, aptitude, and past performance.

Students can meet the school’s minimum graduation requirements of four credits in math by successfully completing any combination of the courses listed in the SHS Program of Studies. In addition, Accounting (II), a course offered by the Business and Finance Technology Department, may be applied toward math graduation requirements. Please read the course description for details.

The three levels of the Math courses are as follows: Level I - Honors or Advanced Placement, Level II - Competitive College Preparatory, Level III - College Preparatory. Level placement is primarily based on teacher recommendation.

Math Department Faculty

Bernadette Burns-Sullivan

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 326

Bruce Corbett

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 331

Jean Darlington

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 336

Kristina Evans

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 327

Melissa Fearrington

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 333

Nathan Fleet

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 325

Melissa Leonard

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 332

Nicole Levesque

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School: 860-658-0451

Brenda Long

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 323

Sarah Loveland

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 338

Matthew Milch

Titles: Department Supervisor
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School: 860-658-0451

Janice O'Donnell

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 330

Morgan Pellecchia

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School: 860-658-0451

Kevin Snyder

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School: 860-658-0451

Betsey Zackeo

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School: 860-658-0451

Music & Performing Arts

Music & Performing Arts Department Faculty

Lisa Abel

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 178

Ken Fischer

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 179

Ryan Ford

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School: SHS 860-658-0451/LL 860 658-4774

Angela Griffin

Titles: Department Supervisor
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 662

Michael Hunter

Titles: Performing Arts Technical Director
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School: (860) 658-0451 ext. 809

Colleen Thompson

Titles: Vocal
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 181

Stuart Younse

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 845

Physical Education and Wellness

Physical Education and Wellness

The Physical Education and Wellness program has been created based upon the SHAPE America and National Health Standards. Through a variety of different units, students will receive instruction that focuses on the core concepts of accessing health information, self-management of healthy behaviors, analyzing internal and external influences, communication skills, decision-making, goal-setting skills, and advocacy. In addition, students participate in lifetime fitness and team-related activities that encourage communication, sportsmanship, teamwork, diversity, and leadership skills. This wide variety of experiences offered is designed to allow each student the opportunity to experience activities that would benefit him/her in the present and in the future.

The Physical Education and Wellness courses fulfill graduation requirements for PE and Health. Students with medical excuses are still responsible for fulfilling their physical education and wellness requirement. Students who are removed from class due to a medical reason that cannot be addressed through modification of activities will make up their requirement at another time.

All Physical Education and Wellness courses are graded and count towards GPA and honor roll.

Physical Education and Wellness Department Faculty

Brian Leblanc

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School: 860-658-0451

Amy Muska

Titles: K-12 Department Supervisor
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 512

Brian O'Gara

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School: 860-658-0451

Jane Palmer

Titles: Unified Wellness
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 195

Danielle Sparks

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 850

Office Staff

Office Staff

Cindy Barall

Titles: Secretary to Assistant Principal
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Lori Brandt

Titles: Secretary to Assistant Principal
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School: 860-658-0451

Bette Christian

Titles: Secretary
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 408

Marie DeKemper

Titles: Secretary, Attendance
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School: 860-658-0451

Christy Ferro

Titles: Secretary
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 661

Angela Hatheway

Titles: Secretary to Principal
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School: 860-658-0451

Liz Keppel

Titles: Secretary
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 157

Anne Poon

Titles: LMC Assistant
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School: 860-658-0451

Gayle Simon

Titles: Secretary to Assistant Principal
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School: 860-658-0451

Denise Smedick

Titles: Office Manager
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School: 860-658-0451

Carole Twohig

Titles: Adm. Asst. to Music Dept.
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 663

School Counseling

Go to School Counseling website

The Simsbury 9-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Program is essential for the well-being of students in our community. It advocates for all students in their development of academic, career, and personal/social needs. The program is based on the premise that all students experience general stages of growth and development and have age-appropriate developmental tasks to accomplish. In this ever-changing society, the School Counseling program encourages the development of personal responsibility as capable citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners.

Simsbury’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program is designed to provide intervention with a proactive and preventative approach to all students in grades 9-12. The program consists of a planned, sequential School Counseling curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support.

School counselors are available to students and parents for issues concerning academics, educational plans, career plans, and personal problems. Counselors listen and discuss the possible ways to handle issues. The counselors adhere to confidentiality. This applies to the information gathered from student discussions as well as students’ records. However, when a student is at risk of harming him/herself or hurting others, parents and other support staff are informed.

Students are assigned to a counselor in alphabetical order according to the student’s last name. Every effort is made to have students assigned to the same counselor(s) for all four years.

Students may initiate a conference with their counselor by emailing their counselor requesting a specific date and time. Counselors will confirm the meeting by replying to the student’s email. Parents may also request conferences by emailing the counselor. If assistance is needed in setting up appointments, please call the School Counseling Office. Counselors will also initiate conferences with students and parents. Parents are urged to make appointments with the counselor when questions or concerns develop.

School Counseling Department Staff

Jennifer Belliveau

Titles: Secretary
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 436

Donna Cannon

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 445

Ingrid Coloske

Titles: Secretary
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 439

Paula Garza

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 443

Meredith Girardi

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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Kelly Myers

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School: 860-658-0451

Jane Ellen Peregrin

Titles: Director
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 442

Pamela Sickinger

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 448

Gregory Stillman

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 446

Amanda Tornaquindici

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 444

Sandra Vollaro

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 449

Science

The Science Department strives to incorporate the most current pedagogy while presenting fundamental science concepts. Many courses emphasize the process of science or the lab approach. In these courses, students are introduced to science concepts through the lab process. In Advanced Placement courses, the content is emphasized and reinforced in the lab.

The sequence and variety of the courses offered allows students to select fields of science which meet their needs and interests and also enables them to utilize the skills and concepts acquired in previous courses.

The two levels of the Science courses are: Level I - Honors or Advanced Placement, Level II - Competitive College Preparatory. Level placement is primarily based on teacher recommendation.

Science Department Faculty

Robert Avery

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 352

Barbara Barker

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 357

Keith Berthiaume

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 351

Roseann Calandro

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 256

Caroline Ferreira

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School: 860-658-0451

Heather Golden

Titles: Department Supervisor
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 355

Keirsten Huttig Williams

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School: 860-658-0451

Phil Isner

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 252

Meredith Jacob

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 261

Petra Jaeckle-Baldwin

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School: 860-658-0451

Susan Kosinski

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 362

Elaine Kotler

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School: 860-658-0451

Brian Lombardo

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 358

Michael McCain

Titles: Chemistry
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School: 860-658-0451

William McCooey

Titles: Physics
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 349

Jenna Nalband

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School: 860-658-0451

Linda Pirek

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 251

Jaime Skiba

Titles: Physics
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School: 860-658-0451

Denise Temperilli

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 258

Kiel Webster

Titles: Physics
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School: 860-658-0451

Social Studies

Simsbury High School seeks to provide every student with a rich and challenging education in social studies. Students research and explore a core set of social studies themes as they are challenged to become critical, ethical, and creative thinkers. Through the study of civics, history, geography, economics, and the social sciences, students acquire skills and knowledge essential to understanding and applying those fields in their daily lives. As a result, students leave Simsbury Public Schools as life-long learners who appreciate the past, understand the present, and are prepared for the future.

The two levels of the Social Studies courses are: Level I - Honors or Advanced Placement, Level II - Competitive College Preparatory. (Level placement is primarily based on teacher recommendation.)

All students must have 1 credit of United States History and 1/2 credit of Civics.

Social Studies Department Faculty

Brent Bette

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 121

Jennifer Bombard

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School: 860-658-0451

Richard Curtiss

Titles: Chairperson
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 627

Christina deVecchis

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School: 860-658-0451

Peter Evans

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 127

Susan Gesualdi

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 120

Robert Jeffers

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 170

James Martocchio

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 125

Elizabeth McKay

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 127

Steve Nunes

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School: 860-658-0451

David Olechna

Titles: Tutor
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School: 860-658-0451

Jeff Osborne

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 174

Grantland Rogers

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School: 860-658-0451

Melissa Russell

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School: 860-658-0451

Steven Turgeon

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 218

Eric Weinbach

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Special Services

Go to the District Special Services Page

The Department of Special Services offers a comprehensive spectrum of services at Simsbury High School to include academic, counseling, and related services supports. Such services are determined collaboratively through the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process. Questions or comments about Special Services should be directed to the department supervisor for special services. Special education services are designed to meet the individual needs of the student and are offered on a continuum from part-time placement to full-time placement. The goal for all servicing is to increase academic success, which is augmented by consultation with other SHS staff members.

The Simsbury High School Department of Special Services includes the following staff members:

  • Educational Support Specialists and Instructional Paraeducators
  • Transition Coordinator
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • School Psychologists
  • School Social Worker

Special Services Department Staff

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Frances Anderson

Titles: Secretary, Farmington Valley Transition Academy
Departments: Special Services
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Bridget Annulli

Titles: Transition Coordinator
Departments: Special Services
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Regina Battaglia

Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 329

Daniel Bergman

Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451

Meredith Brockbank

Departments: Special Services, Social Worker
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 360

Ellyn Carrington

Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 337

Maureen Casey

Titles: Occupational Therapist
Departments: Special Services
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Deborah Cervas

Titles: Inclusion Consulting Teacher, System-wide
Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-7629

Jodie Conant

Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 235

Nicole Cormier

Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451

Catherine Ernst

Departments: Special Services, Psychologist
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 229

Christy Ferro

Titles: Secretary
Departments: Special Services, Office Staff
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 661

Kristine Golden

Titles: Social Worker, Department Supervisor for Related Services
Departments: Special Services
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Diane Juzba

Titles: CREC Secondary Behavior Specialist 7-12
Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 264

Katherine Krasula

Titles: Department Supervisor
Departments: Special Services
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Kim Lawlor

Departments: Special Services, Psychologist
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 380

Lauren McKeown

Departments: Speech & Language Pathologist, Special Services
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School: 860-658-4774

Alaina McNamara

Departments: Special Services
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 114

Annette Minella

Departments: Special Services, Assistive Technology, Instructional Coaching Network
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 821

Jennifer Moody

Titles: Farmington Valley Transition Academy
Departments: Special Services
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Technology and Engineering

The Technology and Engineering program is open to all students in grades nine through twelve. The purpose of the Technology and Engineering curriculum is to provide students with an opportunity to develop the 21st century skills needed to become productive members of our technological society. Students are encouraged to explore and develop individual interests as well as creative and intellectual abilities related to technological careers, problem solving, and the design method. Technology and Engineering articulates five specific strands. Students in grade nine are encouraged to explore introductory courses in multiple strands.

Students wishing to receive Level I credit or complete an independent study must complete the approved application process established by the department. See the department supervisor for more information.

Technology & Engineering Faculty

Technology & Engineering Department Faculty

Andrew Bakulski

Departments: Technology Education
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 139

Kurt Dougan

Titles: Coordinator
Departments: Technology Education, Engineering
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Wendy Ku

Titles: CTE Department Supervisor
Departments: Technology Education, Engineering
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 141

David Salonia

Departments: Engineering
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 128

Daniel Warner

Departments: Technology Education
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Project Lead the Way

Because our Project Lead The Way program has been reviewed and granted certification by the University of New Haven, a PLTW National Affiliate University, students have the opportunity to receive college credit from participating colleges and universities throughout the country.


Students may receive the following course equivalent credits through the University of New Haven:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) for UNH ME101 (2 semester Credits)
  • Digital Electronics (DE)for UNH EE155 (3 semester Credits)
  • Principles of Engineering (POE) for UNH EAS107 (3 semester Credits)
  • Engineering Design and Development (EDD) for UNH EAS109 (2 semester Credits)


Eligibility and the process are outlined below:

  1. Students must meet the college credit eligibility requirements. For IED, POE, and DE, students must receive a C or better on the final PLTW course exam and have a 70% or better grade for the class. For EDD, students must receive a 70% or better grade for the class (there isn't a PLTW final exam) and must have previously qualified for college credit for IED and POE.
  2. Students must apply for credit from UNH by December of the year that they took the course (students who took a course in 2016-17 have until December 30th to register for credit).
  3. Students requesting undergraduate credit from UNH should visit the UNH-PLTW website for Students and Parents. Use the link below for the Registration Form.

Informational letters from University of New Haven

Parent/Guardian and Student Letter

Registration form

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World Language

The World Language Connection (Spring 2018 issue)

The World Language Connection was honored in 2011-2012 for a CABE Excellence in Educational Communications award


Communicating in another language is of paramount importance in today’s workplace, both nationally and internationally. Courses in Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish are available to all students. Grouping in the World Languages Department is designed so that each student may develop communication skills at an appropriate pace and level. Placement within these groups is based upon the student’s demonstrated performance in class, formative and proficiency assessments, and teacher evaluation of each student’s ability and potential. Instruction in world language classes is conducted in the target language to the greatest extent possible.

World Language Department Faculty

Lina Ascazubi

Titles: Spanish
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451

Kathryn Christolini

Titles: French
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 319

Stephanie Duchesneau

Titles: Department Supervisor
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 628

Heather Duran

Titles: Spanish
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Phone Numbers:
School: 860-658-0451 ext. 318

Lynne Lipkind

Titles: Long-Term Substitute, French Teacher
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School: 860-658-0451

Amanda McCusker

Titles: Spanish
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 314

Martha O'Rourke

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 311

Kara Petras

Titles: Spanish
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 370

Sophia Riel

Titles: Latin
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 376

Lina Taweh

Titles: French
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School: 860-658-0451

Laura Tinnirella

Titles: French
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School: 860-651-3341

Judith Trout

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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 374

Amy Watts

Titles: Chinese
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School: ext. 832

Jessica Wellington

Titles: Spanish
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School: 860-658-0451 ext. 316

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