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 and support professionals who provide direct service to the students. Students also are assigned to a specific school counselor, (see below). 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 

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

House Secretary:
Louise St. Clair ext. 5050

Social Worker:
Kristen Tassiello ext. 1202

School Psychologist:
Cathy King ext. 5122

Whitney House

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

Administrator:
Darce DeCosta  ext. 5040

House Secretary: 
Evelyn Devaney ext. 5040

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

Psychologists:
Michael Carter   ext. 5121
Nick Vecchiarelli   ext. 5126

Washburn House

Students with last names L - Z,  (grades 10 - 12)

Administrator:
Scott Trauner ext. 5060

House Secretary: 
Nancy Conway ext. 5060

Social Workers:
Jodi Chodos  ext. 1201
John Hanna ext. 5130
 
Psychologists:
Judy Campbell ext. 6236
Nick Vecchiarelli   ext. 5126

Counselor Assignments

9th Grade

Counselors:

Katherine Rosario (A - Br)  ext. 5110
Charlene Scarpati (BS - DA) ext. 5118
Andrea Mitchell (Db - Gal) ext. 
Connie LaFemina (Gam - Ja), ext. 5113
Janine Gaffney (Jb - Mar), ext. 5111
Tracy Jacobson Mas - Q) ext. 5120
Sharon King, (R - Tav), ext. 5114
Megan Turski (Taw - Z), ext. 5112

10th Grade

Counselors:

Katherine Rosario (A - Br)  ext. 5110
Charlene Scarpati (Bs - Di) ext. 5118
Andrea Mitchell (Dj - G) ext. 5115
Connie LaFemina (H - Las), ext. 5113
Janine Gaffney (Lat - Moo), ext. 5111
Tracy Jacobson (Mop - Ri) ext. 5120
Sharon King, (Rj - S), ext. 5114
Megan Turski (T - Z), ext. 5112

11th Grade

Counselors:

Katherine Rosario (A - Ce)  ext. 5110
Charlene Scarpati (Cf - D) ext. 5118
Andrea Mitchell (E - G) ext. 5115
Connie LaFemina (H - Las), ext. 5113
Janine Gaffney (Lat - Mej), ext. 5111
Tracy Jacobson (Mek - P) ext. 5120
Sharon King, (Q - S), ext. 5114
Megan Turski (T - Z), ext. 5112

12th Grade

Counselors:

Katherine Rosario (A - Cam)  ext. 5110
Charlene Scarpati (Can - Cq) ext. 5118
Andrea Mitchell (Cr - F) ext. 5115
Connie LaFemina (G - Las), ext. 5113
Janine Gaffney (Lat - Nf), ext. 5111
Tracy Jacobson (Ng - Raf) ext. 5120
Sharon King, (Rak - Sh), ext. 5114
Megan Turski (Si - Z), ext. 5112