CT principals and CAS staff members traveled to Washington, D.C., last month for the annual NAESP/NASSP advocacy conference. The event included a series of presentations and panel discussions on the most pressing federal policies affecting education and culminated with a day of visits with federal legislators and their aides at their offices on Capitol Hill. Learn more!
CAS ANNOUNCES 2019 EXEMPLARY EDUCATORS
Each spring, CAS member principals are encouraged to nominate one of their outstanding teachers to receive the CAS Exemplary Educator Award. Individuals considered for this honor are those who go “above and beyond” in service to their students and their school, who demonstrate superior instructional practices and who are seen as leaders among their peers. Congratulations to our 2019 Exemplary Educators: Adrienne Bransfield, Island Avenue Elementary; Katherine Gallagher, King Philip Middle School; and, Susan Coco, Wethersfield High School.
Meet these extraordinary teachers!
HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL BANQUET
The 24th Annual Connecticut High School Outstanding Arts Banquet was held on April 2, 2019, at the Aqua-Turf in Plantsville. Two hundred eighty-six students representing 143 state high schools were honored for their achievements in the areas of the performing and fine arts. An audience of 1,300 attendees listened to the keynote presentation by Dr. Gina Barreca, noted columnist and author. Caroline Gwara, a student at the Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, was also honored with the 2019 Heart of the Arts Award. Check out the event photo gallery!
OLD SAYBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES POSITIVE CLIMATE RECOGNITION
The CAS Honors and Awards Committee is proud to announce that Old Saybrook Middle School (OSMS) has been awarded the CAS Exemplary School Climate Practices Recognition. The six-member CAS visiting committee toured the entire school and observed a dedicated staff who is committed to a shared vision of supporting the whole child through the adolescent years and making sure that every student is connected to an adult.
CAS OUTSTANDING FIRST-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED
CAS is pleased to announce its selection of a beginning high school principal for the William Cieslulowski Outstanding First Year Principal Award. This year’s recipient is Kathleen Simoneau, principal of the Connecticut IB Academy in East Hartford. Nominated by a member of her faculty, Kathleen’s nomination was also supported by her central office supervisors. Kathleen was cited for her attention to the improvement of instructional practices and assessment data; her concern for and ability to connect with the Academy students; and her leadership in developing a positive school climate and culture within the Academy community. Kathleen will honored by CAS at the May meeting of the East Hartford Board of Education.
March 7: CLI Director Everett Lyons offers strategies on successful instructional coaching to the members of the 2019 CAS Leadership Academy cohort.
March 11: CAS board member Tiffany Caouette presents the Distinguished Friend of Education Award to Josh Beaulieu at a meeting of the Manchester Board of Education. Josh was nominated by Manchester HS Principal Katelyn Miner.
March 12: SERC’s Steve Proffitt guides workshop participants in the use of proper formatting and language when developing 504 plans and IEPs.
March 25: Members of the Student Athletic Advisory Board pose for a group photo after an activity-rich morning at CAS!
March 28: CAS Executive Director Glenn Lungarini joins members of the Bethel school community in honoring Todd Ingersoll as a 2019 Distinguished Friend of Education.
The Center for Leadership and Innovation (CLI), formerly known as the Connecticut Principals' Center, was established in 2000 to address the professional development and related needs of practicing and aspiring principals. Since then, the Center has expanded its programs to reach all school leaders and aspiring leaders, not just building principals. The Center is committed to supporting school leaders in their efforts to enhance teaching, learning and leading in the schools of Connecticut.
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