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 Council

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.

School Governance Council Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020

Monday, October 19, 2020 (cancelled) November 16, December 21, January 25, February 22, March 15, April 19, and May 17. All meetings are held on Mondays from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. All meetings are virtual until further notice.

Current School Governance Council Members


Principal Nadine Gannon
Assistant Principal Darce DeCosta 

Council Co-chair: Frank Dixon
Council Co-chair: Elizabeth Marini

Parent and Community Members: Frank Dixon, Nancy Restivo, Melinda Saller, Greg Theriault, Mark Zarrillo,  and two member vacancies, TBA

Community Leader: Evelyn Cumberbatch and John Hannah

Teacher Members: John Donohue, Mark Gabriel, Andrew Hull, Elizabeth Marini, and Ann Stiltner

Student Members:  Jack Purdue and one member vacancy, TBD

Board of Education Representative: Chris Daur

School Governance Committee By-laws

Amendment to By-laws, 2018

SGC Meeting Minutes