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EASTCONN’s Related Services & Lending Library Move to Hampton


EASTCONN’s Related Services group, which includes assistive technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals, has moved its home base to EASTCONN’s Conference Center and Administrative Offices at 376 Hartford Turnpike (Route 6), Hampton.  Until October, the Related Services group…

EASTCONN Marks 40th Anniversary in 2020


EASTCONN is proud to announce that 2020 marks its 40th year of serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities.  Established by state statute under the leadership of its first Executive Director, David Calchera, EASTCONN was formed to create…

New Website to Help School Teams Address Chronic Absenteeism


EASTCONN’s Psychological and Behavioral Consultation division has created an innovative new website, Implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to Improve Student Attendance.   The site, supported by the RESC Alliance and developed in accordance with Connecticut State Department of Education guidelines, provides schools with…

EASTCONN High Schools are Recruiting Now for 2020-2021


ACT - EASTCONN’s Willimantic-based Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) arts magnet high school offers a demanding, arts-integrated and standards-based curriculum with majors in acting/vocal performance, audio/video production, creative writing, dance and theater production. ACT is designed for independent, capable…

New Health Insurance Collaborative Launches to Serve Small Districts …


Northeastern Connecticut has a new employee health insurance collaborative, established to help smaller school districts and municipalities control their rising insurance costs.  The Connecticut Collaborative Health Insurance Program (CT-CHIP) officially launched in July 2019 with nine members, representing 782 employees and…

Amy Margelony Named K-12 Pupil Services Director


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that Amy Margelony has been chosen to lead EASTCONN’s K-12 Pupil Services group as its new director. Margelony assumed her new role on January 1. She had served as interim director since the departure of…

EASTCONN Welcomes New STEM Specialist, Kelly Francis


Kelly Francis has joined EASTCONN’s Leading and Learning division as a STEM Specialist. Francis comes to EASTCONN from Windham Public Schools, where she served as a school-based and district math coach for three years.  At EASTCONN, Francis will provide district support…

EASTCONN Wins 7 CABE Awards in School Communications Contest


EASTCONN has won seven awards in the annual Connecticut Association of Boards of Education’s Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence in Education Communications contest. EASTCONN earned first-place awards for its School-Year Calendar 2019-2020; the 2018-2019 Annual Board Update; the 2019-2020 Parent/Student…

EASTCONN Restructures Professional Learning Group to Build Capacity


EASTCONN’s Teaching and Learning division has undergone a transformation.  Not only has it expanded its staff and capacity for delivering high-quality professional learning, it has also changed its name – from Teaching and Learning, to Leading and Learning.   “We’ve hired wonderful, new…

Kimberly Mansfield Named Director of Head Start


EASTCONN has named Kimberly Mansfield as the new Director of EASTCONN’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Mansfield will oversee EASTCONN’s Head Start programs in Windham and Tolland counties; the center-based programs in Plainfield, Putnam and Killingly; and the home-based…

David C. Howes to Lead EASTCONN’s LEAP School


This summer, The LEAP School’s new Principal, David C. Howes,  eagerly began preparing for the regional alternative high school’s debut on August 28th. On opening day, in the midst of LEAP’s refurbished, updated interiors, Howes stood, side by side, with…

Willimantic Artist Ben Keller Paints Vibrant Façade at The LEAP…


Last spring, after noticing a colorful, new, abstract mural that had been painted over the Willimantic Public Library’s main door, EASTCONN Executive Director Gary S. Mala asked for the artist’s name.  When he discovered that the artist, Ben Keller, was…

EASTCONN & 10 Partner Schools Win 4 CSDE Interdistrict Grants


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that it is partnering this year with 9 northeastern Connecticut districts and Hartford Public Schools to offer four new Interdistrict Grant programs.  The year-long grants will serve 1,425 public school children from culturally and economically…

The LEAP School Hosts Open House October 24


School District Leaders and community members are invited to attend The LEAP School’s Open House on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

EASTCONN’S First Annual Evergreen Crafts Fair November 16


EASTCONN’s first annual Evergreen Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the EASTCONN Conference Center, 376 Hartford Tpke. (Route 6) in Hampton, CT. EASTCONN’s Evergreen Crafts Fair will feature crafters and vendors…

EASTCONN and Rutgers University Present Two Social-Emotional Learning Workshops


Educators, school administrators, mental health professionals and community leaders are invited to attend two October workshops that explore approaches to social-emotional learning that can benefit schools and communities.

EASTCONN Chooses Principal to Lead The LEAP School


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that David C. Howes will lead the agency’s new, regional, alternative high school for northeastern Connecticut students.

LEAP - EASTCONN Announces New Alternative High School


With a strong focus on career readiness, EASTCONN’s new Learners Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP) program will open its doors in downtown Willimantic, in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

EASTCONN Woodstock Academy Partnership Invites Students to Attend ACT Part-Time


New collaboration between The Woodstock Academy and EASTCONN's Arts at the Capitol Theater magnet high school is announced.

Walmart Awards $478,000 Job-Training Grant to EASTCONN


EASTCONN Seeks Eastern Connecticut Businesses and Adults to Participate in the newly created Customer Service Academy