I joined the Charter Oak family as a Special Education teacher in 2017. I am a proud graduate of Central Connecticut State University, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, my Masters degree in Reading and Language Arts and my 6th Year in Reading and Language Arts.
In addition to my passion for teaching and learning, I love spending time with my beautiful family including my husband, two children and lots of extended family.
860 233-8506 ext. 2931
Christina has been in education since 1993. She joined the West Hartford Public Schools as a Resource Teacher in 2014. Prior to that she taught grades 3, 4, and 5 in Manchester, CT; Falmouth, ME; and Belmont, MA. Christina is married and has 2 children, and 3 dogs. She loves playing and watching soccer and can whistle six different ways. Ask her to show you a few.
860 233-8506 ext. 2929
I am excited to begin my eleventh year as a school psychologist, and my fifth year at Charter Oak! Prior to becoming a school psychologist I was a physical education teacher for children with special needs, and worked on a number of research teams exploring topics such as: learning and memory, AD/HD, mathematics skills development, and bullying.
I graduated from the University of Connecticut’s Honors program with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience, and completed graduate studies in School Psychology at the University of Delaware. I hold National and State Certification in School Psychology, and keep an active role in the professional community- serving as a reviewer for NASP Publications, and as a guest speaker on school based topics for graduate programs at NYU and Bridgewater State University.
Outside of school I love spending time with my wonderful family, playing soccer and hockey, reading and writing, listening to music, and spending time outdoors.
860 233-8506 ext. 5561
I’m very humbled and excited to be joining the Charter Oak Team! As the school social worker I’m very eager to begin working and getting to know students and families. I have a great passion for working with children and building great and lasting relationships.
Prior to Charter Oak I worked at another school district as a school and community school social worker doing a lot of coordinating and partnering. I also worked at The Village for Families and Children where I did a lot of individual, group and family counseling as well as school base clinical work. I worked at Wheeler Clinic in their IICAPS program working more intensely with children and families as well as community providers.
I received my Bachelors in Social work from the University of Saint Joseph and my Masters in Social Work form UConn School of Social Work.
On my free time I love going to the beach with my friends and family, I also have a son who’s 6 years old and loves all types of sports so that keeps me very busy.
Please feel free to call me or stop by with any questions or concern I will be more than gladly to assist.
860 233-8506 ext. 5562
The Pupil Services Department at Charter Oak International Academy is dedicated to supporting all students in their academic, social, and emotional growth. We work closely with all staff to create positive learning environments that help our students achieve to their maximum potential.
PPT is comprised of a school administrator, a teacher, a member of the pupil services staff and parents or guardians. Any student who is experiencing difficulties may be referred to the team. Once a student has been referred, this team reviews the student’s progress, assesses the student’s needs, and, if necessary, makes recommendations for evaluations and/or support services. Parents are encouraged to attend the PPT meetings and to be active members at the meetings.
Each elementary school has a resource program. Students are enrolled in the resource program as a result of PPT recommendations. The resource teacher is responsible for special education students who require support to be successful in the elementary school. The educational program is developed based on individual student evaluations and recommendations from staff members. The resource program is coordinated with the regular classroom teacher.
The Student Success Team (SST) offers support for students who are experiencing social/emotional and/or academic difficulties. The team is comprised of teachers and support staff. The goal of the student success team is to determine appropriate interventions that will increase the student’s success and to monitor and adjust interventions over time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us at 860-233-8506.