Hamden High School

2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax  

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information
Sleeping Giant House
Assistant Principal
All Freshman

Whitney House
Assistant Principal
Last Names A - K (10-12)

Washburn House
Assistant Principal
Last Names L - Z (10 -12)
Assistant Principal


School Governance

Background and Mission:  School Governance Councils were created by the CT Public Act 10-111 to enable parents, school staff, students (where appropriate) and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement.  School Governance Councils serve in an an advisory capacity and are charged with assisting the school administration in making programmatic and operational changes to improve the school's achievement. The Hamden High School School Governance Council currently meets on a monthly schedule and is reviewing, and prioritizing, the recommendations set forth in the NEASC Visiting Committee Report of 2015.

Meeting Schedule for 2018 - 19:

November 19, 2018, No December meeting, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, April 22, May 20, and June date to-be-determined.

School Governance Council Members:


Principal Nadine Gannon
Assistant Principal Darce DeCosta 

Council Chair: Sherlet Kurian
Council Co-chair: Erica Tamsin

Parent and Community Members: Kimberlee Bielen, Corinne Castro, Judy Goldberg, Frank Dixon, Sherlet Kurian, Christy Palumbo, Jasmina Besirevic-Regan and Amita Singla

Teacher Members:  Elizabeth Marini, Ann Stiltner, Alice Stoeffler, and Erica Tamsin

Student Members:  Ava Purdue and Antony Naguib

Board of Education Representative: Chris Daur

School Governance Committee By-laws

Amendment to By-laws, 2018

SGC Minutes


November 2018 - No Meeting