SHS Welcomes New Principal

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Carrie Apanovitch

The Suffield Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carrie Apanovitch as principal of Suffield High School. Ms. Apanovitch was selected by the Board of Education to fill the Suffield High School principal vacancy following a thorough and rigorous interview process that began in January.

Ms. Apanovitch comes to the Suffield Public Schools following successful tenures in a broad range of roles in both teaching and administration. She began her career in education twenty-four years ago as a high school social studies teacher in the Douglas County Public Schools in Highlands Ranch, Colo. She then relocated to Maine in 2003 where she served as a social studies teacher at Cape Elizabeth High School. In 2008, Ms. Apanovitch accepted a position as a social studies teacher at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, where she remained for four years before being selected to serve as the social studies department chair in the Simsbury Public Schools. Ms. Apanovitch then accepted her first administrative assignment within the Windsor Locks Public Schools in 2016, where she has served as assistant principal and dean of students.

Throughout her career in education, Ms. Apanovitch has gained a wealth of experience in a wide range of secondary school instructional programs and practices. Her efforts led to the development of a district curriculum management plan for integrating professional learning communities. She completed action research on data-driven decision making, accelerated and advanced placement teaching and learning, support services structures, restorative discipline practices, intervention programming, and school culture and climate initiatives. She has been an active member of many New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation committees and has an extensive background in mastery-based learning that is rooted in Portrait/Vision of a Graduate.

In terms of her educational background, Ms. Apanovitch completed her bachelor of arts in secondary education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She then went on to complete graduate coursework on curriculum and pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Denver. In addition, she received her master of arts in educational curriculum and instruction from Cambridge College (Cambridge, Mass.) where she did her master’s thesis on Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Accelerated Learning Methods. Principal Apanovitch also obtained her certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) in educational leadership and school administration from Cambridge College. Ms. Apanovitch currently holds Connecticut State Department of Education educator endorsements in social studies (026) and intermediate administration and supervision (092).

Ms. Apanovitch will officially begin as principal of Suf- field High School on July 1.

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