One of the happy items on the agenda for the September 4 meeting of the Suffield Board of Education was the announcement of this year’s Teacher of the Year and Paraeducator of the Year, chosen from nominations submitted from all four of our schools.
ByMark Winzler, Interim Superintendent of Schools |
Through The Suffield Observer, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Suffield community. My name is Mark Winzler, and I began service as the Interim Superintendent of the Suffield Schools on Thursday, August 23.
Family, friends and many retired Spaulding School teachers gathered in the Spaulding library on September 12 to celebrate and hear about a book written by Carol Taylor, also a former teacher at the school.
Many of us have been watching the restoration/rebuilding of Memorial Hall on the campus of Suffield Academy. Who could fail to be fascinated by what appeared to be an old façade propped up by next to nothing?
The summer after my sophomore year at Suffield High, I was offered a spot along with two fellow Interact peers at a state-wide conference at Springfield College to demonstrate our leadership abilities and learn how to work better in groups.
In early August, Mr. Ken Smith was hired as the new principal at Suffield Middle School. Smith, a graduate of UConn with a Masters in Secondary English, went on to teach seventh grade English in Portland, Conn., for eight years.
The sound of almost two dozen basketballs being dribbled at once is something like quiet thunder. That’s what was going on in Suffield Academy’s parking lot off Mountain Road near the end of July, when Basketball World’s summer day camp was in session.