|Letter from the Principal|
East Haven High School
35 Wheelbarrow Lane
East Haven ♦ Connecticut ♦ 06513
Phone – (203) 468-3254 ♦ Fax – (203) 468-3818
Mr. Vincent A. DeNuzzo
Mrs. Elizabeth Mazzu
Mr. Robert Proto
October 18, 2012
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
It is with great honor and humility that I introduce myself as the newly appointed Principal of East Haven High School. For those of you who are not familiar with me, I have spent my entire thirteen-year career in education at East Haven High School, and most recently served as the Social Studies Instructional Leader for grades 6-12. Prior to serving in this administrative role, I was a classroom teacher in the Social Studies department, varsity head coach for the boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball and girls’ tennis teams for twelve years, and Student Council advisor. I am incredibly excited to begin this new chapter of my career and to lead East Haven High School forward as we strive to provide our students with the most comprehensive educational experience possible.
Over the last several years, we have made tremendous progress in making East Haven High School’s academic offerings increasingly more expansive and significantly more rigorous. Our co-curricular opportunities afford students a myriad of experiences in a variety of settings and provide students with practical knowledge of the world around them, which gives them insight into potential college or career pathways. However, even with these great advances, much work remains to be done. In order to achieve our goals, there must be a partnership between our administrators, teachers, support staff, students, parents and the community.
I have three immediate priorities as principal. My first priority is to ensure that a culture of excellence and a climate of respect are present in all that we do at East Haven High School. My second priority is to engage parents/guardians as partners in all facets of their child’s educational experience. Research suggests that when parents/guardians are a presence in their child’s learning, achievement levels increase. A final priority is to increase student pride in East Haven High School and the East Haven community. As a 1996 graduate of East Haven High School, I am incredibly proud of my roots in this town. I have had wonderful experiences here, both as a student and as a professional, and I want our students to feel that same level of pride and love for this community.
My belief system is founded on the values of hard work, honest communication and trust. In order for our students to be successful, we must work together to meet their academic, social and emotional needs to the best of our ability. In the coming days, weeks and months I will be calling on you for input regarding a number of issues related to our school community. I will be making use of a number of forms of communication, and I encourage you to follow me on Twitter at @EHHSPrincipal and to “friend” East Haven High School on Facebook by searching for East Haven HS Yellowjackets. These sources, as well as our website, www.east-haven.k12.ct.us/ehhs, will include important information regarding upcoming events/activities, positive school news and other program-related information.
It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I look forward to building a partnership with you to make East Haven High School an institution of excellence. I thank you in advance for your anticipated participation and support.
Vincent A. DeNuzzo