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Amity School In Bethany Attends Connecticut Association Of Schools Women In Leadership Workshop

Amity School In Bethany Attends Connecticut Association Of Schools Women In Leadership Workshop

Two teachers and four students from Amity Middle School in Bethany attended a workshop on October 25th at the Connecticut Association of School offices in Cheshire to hear about the journeys of six successful women leaders in Connecticut’s education community.  These women explained their individual paths to leadership and shared stories of the mentors and motivators, as well as impediments and issues they encountered along the way.  The presenters included:  Dr. Linda K. Barry, a board-certified surgeon, an Associate Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Multicultural and Community Affairs at the UConn School of Medicine;  Dr. Suzi D’Annolfo, a Connecticut educator for thirty-eight years and the first female athletic director overseeing the West Hartford school system; Dr. Bonnie Edmondson, an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Southern Connecticut State University School of Health Education Program; Dr. Gladis Kersaint, Dean of the UConn Neag School of Education; Dr. Patricia Law, Superintendent of Regional School District 8; and Dr. Penelope Lisi, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Instructional Technology at Central Connecticut State University.

Left to right:   Marika Wissink, 8th grade Social Studies teacher; Karishma Bulsara, Nell Grant, Zoe Fleischman, and Aadya Wijesekera, 8th grade students; and Susan Silva-Patruno, 8th grade Spanish teacher

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