Staff of the Month: Ms. B

What impact has Ms. B had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. B brings happiness and joy to all of our students and our staff. She gets many requests from students to see her during the day and she makes it a point to speak to each and every student who requests her throughout the day. Ms. B has given our students a safe place to talk. Ms. B always puts other people first and jumps in any time she is needed! “Ms. B is always there for our students and will do anything [...]

2019-10-31T13:35:03-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Josh

What has Josh accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Josh is very respectful and continues to grow as a scholar and young man. He shows consistency in everything he has been doing. Josh has worked very hard to maintain his blue level status and is always positive. Josh has grown during his time at High Road. He has been able to be a role model for other students. He has helped with the school building by helping with different projects and building different furniture. We are all extremely proud of Josh and [...]

2019-10-31T13:32:42-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Isabella

What has Isabella done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Isabella comes to school every day with a positive attitude and a big smile on her face as soon as she steps off the bus! Isabella has worked very hard and shown such amazing improvements. Staff reports that she has been working very hard on her schoolwork in the classroom. Her classroom teacher Ms. Fitzgerald says, “Isabella is a pleasure to have in class and we can’t wait to see what else she accomplishes this school year.” Her school director Ms. Lindsey states, [...]

2019-10-11T14:23:25-04:00October 11th, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Aimee

What impact has Aimee had on colleagues and students over the past month? We are very pleased to announce High Road School of Fairfield County staff of the month is Mrs. Russo! Mrs. Russo has worked for High Road since 2013! She is our transition coordinator for our high school students. She develops student jobs for our school. She also in our Nutrition Coordinator as well. We asked Mrs. Russo, What is one time you felt like you made an impact with a student? She stated, “I arranged for one of our past students to speak to [...]

2019-10-11T14:19:02-04:00October 11th, 2019|

New School Year and New Team Members

Here at High Road School of Fairfield County we have new and exciting things (and faces) happening here! We are very pleased to announce Ms. Rodriguez, who was our Elementary Classroom teacher has decided to take on the role of High School teacher for this school year! We are very proud of her and can’t wait to see what she has in store for our High Schoolers! We would also like to welcome Ms. Fitzgerald, who will now be taking over the role of our Elementary Classroom teacher! She comes to us from High Road School of New London [...]

2019-09-25T21:29:39-04:00September 25th, 2019|

Reading Awareness Month Author Visit

Students at the High Road School in Norwalk learned how to dramatically improve their scores on exams thanks to a visit with Professor Paul Hughes, author of “Change Your Grades, Change Your Life.” In a meeting with a group of high school students, Professor Hughes explained how and why the simple minutes a day reading exercise works. Professor Hughes explained how repeated failure on exams can causes students to “program” their negative thoughts and beliefs about exams into repeated failure. He further explained how the reading exercise programs them for success by releasing their negative fears and emotions. Professor Hughes [...]

2019-04-02T12:29:17-04:00March 11th, 2019|

Meet the Team: Alba Rodriquez

Alba Rodriquez, Special Education Teacher After receiving my Bachelor's degree in General Education, I went on to earn my Master's in Special Education. All along, I've know that I wanted to work with students with special needs. Every single day is different, but generally I'm working with my class of students. This can involved supporting their individual needs, providing academic support, or assisting another team member during the day. For some, this may seem like a small thing, but it's a victory none the less. For me, when my [...]

2019-02-04T21:55:55-05:00February 4th, 2019|

High Road School of Norwalk hosts Turkey Feast

High Road School of Norwalk hosted their annual Thanksgiving Feast on November 20th. Staff, students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a great feast provided by the school. “The best part about doing this with special needs kids is it shows the kids that family, friends and the community are all a part of the village that helps them.” – Aimee Russo, transition coordinator, High Road School of Norwalk The story was published by The Hour. Read full article

2018-12-05T11:34:36-05:00December 5th, 2018|

Teacher Spotlight – Samantha Popel

“Samantha has started the Reading Buddies Program for our school with our high school students and elementary students. Within this program her high school students are paired up with a student from our elementary classroom. The high school students will read to their assigned elementary student and they encourage the younger students to read.”   – Lindsey Russo, Operations Manager, and Ronda Turcotte, Education Director, High Road School of Norwalk BA in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in Childhood and Special Education; MS in Special Education with a concentration in Emotional and Behavioral Disability Why did you become a teacher? I have [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:36-04:00December 18th, 2017|
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