House Information

Hamden High School serves a diverse population of more than 1600 students. To personalize the high school experience, Hamden High School is structured around a house system.  Each house is under the direction of an assistant principal, who is also referred to as the House Principal. The two terms are interchangeable. Students are alphabetically assigned to one of four houses - each with its own administrator, guidance counselors, and support professionals who provide direct service to the students.  In additional to these members, a school nurse and/or shool psychologist also provide assistance.

Each House Principal maintains an office located apart from the Main Office of the school. Concerns regarding lockers, tardiness to school or class, discipline issues, early dismissal from school or other similar concerns should be addressed to the appropriate house office.

Sleeping Giant House

All Freshman Students and students with last names W - Z, (grades 10 - 12)

Tessa Gumbs-Johnson
(203) 407-2040 ext. 5050

House Secretary:
Louise St. Clair ext. 5050

All Freshman Students

Social Worker, 9th grade:
Kristen Tassiello ext. 1202
Sharon Vance (Team B) ext. 1313

School Psychologist, 9th grade:
Mike Carter ext. 5121 
Cathy King ext. 5122

Counselors, 9th grade:
Tracy Jacobson (Teams A / C / D) ext. 5120
Charlene Scarpati (Teams B / E) ext. 5118

Grades 10-12 (W-Z)

Social Worker:
John Hanna ext. 5130

School Psychologist:
Judy Campbell ext. 6236

Meghan Turski (V - Z) ext. 5112

Whitney House

Students with last names A - J, (grades 10 - 12); Functional Learning Center Students (FLC) (formerly self-contained students) and HCLC students attending HHS

Darce DeCosta  ext. 5040

House Secretary: 
Beth Uscilla ext. 5040

Social Workers:
Jodi Chodos  ext. 1201
Sharon Vance  ext. 1313

Michael Carter   ext. 5121
Nick Vecchiarelli   ext. 5126

Katherine Rosario (A - Cg)  ext. 5110
Doug Stingo (Ch - F) ext. 5115
Connie LaFemina (G - Kel) ext. 5113

Washburn House

Students with last names K - V,  (grades 10 - 12)

Scott Trauner ext. 5060

House Secretary: 
Nancy Conway ext. 5060

Social Workers:
John Hanna ext. 5130
Sharon Vance ext. 1313

Judy Campbell ext. 6236
Nick Vecchiarelli ext. 5126

Connie LaFemina (Kem - Las), ext. 5113
Janine Gaffney (Lat - Op), ext. 5111
Sharon King, (Oq - Sin), ext. 5114
Megan Turski (Sio - Van), ext. 5112

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