About the Blue Team

                        BLUE TEAM – WHO WE ARE

Team Leader
Mathematics		Heidi Byrne – 12 years in education
			B. S. Union College; M.A.T. Union College
			Connecticut Certification: Mathematics 7-12
			byrnehei@reg8.k12.ct.us  860 228-9423 ext. 4202	
	

English			Russell Ferreira – 6 years in education
			B. S. Eastern Connecticut State University; M. S. Ed.
                        Eastern Connecticut State University
			Connecticut Certification: English 7-12
			ferreirarus@reg8.k12.ct.us  860 228-9423 ext. 4204

Reading                 Nancy Roberts-Schweitzer – 26 years in education
	                B. A. History; Communication and Theatre; University
                        of Vermont; M.S.Ed. Remedial Reading, Eastern
	                Connecticut State University; 6th Year in Educational
                        Leadership, Sacred Heart University Connecticut
                        Certifications: Connecticut Administrator; Reading
                        Consultant K-12; Remedial Reading K-12; Social
                        Studies, History, and English 7-12; 
                        schweitzernan@reg8.k12.ct.us; 860 228-9423 ext. 4205

Science			Erica Nipper
                        2 years in Education
                        Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education- Three
                        Rivers Community College; B.A. in Biology- Eastern CT
                        State University;  M.S. Secondary Education- Eastern 
                        CT State University; Connecticut Educator 
                        Certifications: Biology 7-12, General Science 7-12
                        nippereri@reg8.k12.ct.us     860-228-9423   ext. 4214

			steinchr@reg8.k12.ct.us  860 228-9423 ext. 4214

Social Studies		Amy Schiller – 25 years in education
			B. A. History, Trinity (Hartford) College; M. S. 
                        Curriculum & Administration, University of 
			Connecticut. Connecticut Certification: Elementary
                        Education PreK-8; Social Studies, History, &
                        Psychology 7-12
			schilleramy@reg8.k12.ct.us  860 228-9423 ext. 4203

Support Teacher	Christine Hartwig – 9 years in education
			B. S. Ed. Geneva College; M. S. School Counseling,
                        Central Connecticut State University
			Connecticut Certification: Elementary Ed. PreK-6; 
                        Special Education K-12; School Counseling K-12
			hartwigchr@reg9.k12.ct.us   860 228-9423  ext. 4207 
			
Guidance		Jae Marano – 11 years in education
			B. A. Psychology New England College; M. S. Business 
                        Hartford Graduate Center; M. S. School Counseling, 
                        Central Connecticut State University
			Connecticut Certification: School Counseling, K-12
			maranojae@reg8.k12.ct.us   860 228-9423 ext. 4712

Title Math		Joyce Laccavole - 12 years in education
                        B.S. Accounting, University of Connecticut
                        M.B.A. Finance, University of Hartford
                        B.S. Education, Southern Connecticut State University
                        M. Ed. Special Education, Southern Connecticut State
                        University; CT Certification:  Special Education: 
                        Comprehensive, K - 12; Mathematics, Middle School
                        laccavolejoy@reg8.k12.ct.us; 860 228-9423  ext. 4120

Title Reading		Susan Lynch – 14 years in education
			B. A. English, University of Connecticut; M.S.Ed. 
                        Remedial Reading, Central
			Connecticut State University
			Connecticut Certifications: English 7-12; Remedial 
                        Reading K-12
			lynchsus@reg8.k12.ct.us   860 228-9423  ext. 4238

Title Writing		Kara Dwyer – 22 years in education
			B. S. English, University of Connecticut; 
                        M.S.Reading. Central Connecticut State University
			Connecticut Certification: English 7-12
			dwyerkara@reg8.k12.ct.us   860 228-9423  ext. 4206