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Hamden High School
Hamden High School building with beautiful blue sky in background Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax 

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Paul Giansanti
Assistant Principal
All Freshmen  &
Last names VAO - Z (10 - 12)

Whitney House
Dr. Clydette Messiah 
Assistant Principal 
Last names A - KEL (10 - 12) 

Washburn House
Darce DeCosta

Assistant Principal
Last names KEM - VAN (10 - 12)   

Lisa Crandall 
Assistant Principal                                                                                                  

School Governance Council 2017-2018

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 Committee By-laws

Nadine Gannon, Principal
Paul Giansanti, Assistant Prinicipal

Council Chair: Sherlet Kurian

Council Co-chair: Kevin Keating

Parent and Community Members: Jasmina Besirevic, Kimberlee Bielen, Erica Blackmon, Corinne Castro, Chris Daur, Judy Goldberg, Sherlet Kurian, Christy Palumbo, and Anita Singla

Teacher Members:  Annalisa AuroraKevin Keating, Kate Marshall, Erica Tamsin, and Chris Thomas

Student Members: Terrance Boyd-Nordstrom and Ava Purdue

Minutes: September 2015; October 2015; November 2015; December 2015; January 2016; February 2016; March 2016; May 2016June 2016; August 2016; September 2016; October 2016; November 2016January 2017February 2017; March 2017; April 2017; May 2017; June 2017October 2017; November 2017

The Hamden High School Governance Council is seeking nominations from the student body for 2 seats on the Council. The Governance Council is a committee of 7 parents/guardians of Hamden High School students, 5 teachers, 2 community leaders, the principal, and a Board of Education representative. Its overall goal is to improve the quality of our school and to improve student achievement. 

  • The council now will add two students to this group of energetic, innovative, dedicated people whose singular goal is to make Hamden High School the best possible environment for the student body.
  • The students can nominate themselves, but also are welcome to have a teacher, coach, administrator, or civic leader nominate them. Two teacher/administrator recommendations must be submitted with the nomination. Download the nomination / recommendation packet or pick up a copy at the main office, or the counseling office. Please make sure to attach contact information on the form including email and mobile phone number.
  • The nominations will be reviewed by the Hamden High Student Council, and the two students will be selected by them.

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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