Windsor Schools has a new administrative structure this year. Former Assistant Principal, Tiffany Cassano, will be the acting Principal this year, as former Principal, Bridget Fariel is on a one year leave of absence. Miss Cassano is in her third year as a Windsor Schools administrator. Former Social Studies teacher, Andy Tufts, has shifted into the role as one year interim Assistant Principal. The administrative team also has a new addition. Assistant Principal Gardner, former English teacher from Hartford High School, has joined the administrative team. The team is committed to continuous improvement of our academic and athletic programs, and a positive and healthy school climate.
Background information about administrative team members:
Miss Tiffany Cassano, Principal: Miss cassano is a Woodstock High School graduate, although she spent a significant portion of her life also attending school in Florida. She attended the University of Florida, attaining a BA in Psychology. Later earnin a BA in elementary and special education, and M.Ed in Education Leadership from Castleton State College. Miss Cassano has been both a classroom teacher and school administrator in Vermont for almost two decades. Miss Cassano believes, "Within every child is a fundamental desire to learn and the ability to achieve high levels of success. Windsor Schools has the capacity to provide a variety of academic, athletic and extra-curricular opportunities that allow students to pursue their personal interests while attaining necessary skills for life after graduation. I am very excited about transitioning from Assistant Principal to Principal and continuing to work with the Windsor Schools community."
Mr. Andy Tufts, Assistant Principal: Mr. Tufts grew up on the western side of Vermont, graduated with a BA in History from UVM, Masters in Ed Admin from Castleton State, and taught Social Studies in Windsor since 1990. Mr. Tufts believes "teaching in a small town, in a relatively small school, you can quickly become deeply vested in all aspects of the community, and you learn to appreciate how integral the school is to the fabric of the community. My new role is just an evolution of an ongoing commitment."
Mr. Ben Gardner, Assistant Principal: Mr. Gardner is a Hartford High School graduate and has spent most of his life in the Upper Valley. He left briefly to attend Florida Atlantic University to attain his B.A. degree in English. He later earned M.Ed degrees from Plymouth State University and the Upper Valley Graduate School of Education. English Language Arts was his passion as a classroom teacher at Hartford High, and he coached football for over a decade. Mr. Gardner "believes in the value of academics and athletics as a means of education, and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Windsor District this year and become an integral part of the school and greater community. There are a multitude of opportunities for students to explore their interests both in and outside the walls of this school, and I look forward to contributing to a system that assists all students in pursuing individual and educational goals for success."