Connecticut Technical High School System

100 Years of Excellence in Technical Education

April, 2010

CTHSS Students Excel at State SkillsUSA Competition
On Friday, March 26, 2010, the 33rd Connecticut SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships was held. Most events took place at Vinal Technical High School and Wilcox Technical High School. The Awards Ceremony took place at New Britain High School the same night. Students from the CTHSS took home many of the top awards.

See more details including results, photos and video of the awards ceremony.


and CT Tech High Schools Over the Years
As part of the celebration of the Connecticut Technical High School’s 100th anniversary, we want to showcase the strong involvement of our students and staff in the SkillsUSA organization for over three decades. Our students’ participation in SkillsUSA over the years has produced a multitude of strong, confident leaders who have made tremendous contributions in their trade areas and in their communities.

Find out more about our school system’s participation in SkillsUSA.

CTHSS 100th Year Celebration Date Set
SAVE THIS DATE! Connecticut Technical High School System will be celebrating 100 years of educational excellence on Friday, October 29th at the Aqua Turf in Southington. More information will be available soon.

We would like your participation in our Centennial Celebration. Please send any ideas, facts, articles, trivia, historical information, old pictures, etc. that you may have to  If you need to mail documents to us, please send them by InterOffice Mail to the attention of Julie Gottlieb in Central Office.

Work Based Learning Program Builds Solid Partnership Between CT Tech High Schools and State Industries

One of the unique qualities of the educational program at Connecticut Technical High Schools is the opportunity given to many students to apply their training to a real world situation even before they graduate. The Work Based Learning (WBL) program does just that for many qualified 11th and 12th grade students.

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Teachers of the Year Announced

We would like to congratulate this year’s Teacher of the Year for each of our schools. One instructor will be selected soon to represent the entire system in the annual State Teacher of the Year Competition.



Subject and Position

Abbott Tech

Patricia Griffin

English Instructor

Bristol TEC

Dr. Marco Kinsella

Mathematics Instructor

Bullard-Havens Tech

Maria Britell

General Education Department Head

Cheney Tech

David Morello

Auto Technology  Department Head

Ellis Tech

Anita Willard

Science Instructor

Goodwin Tech

Rita Macri

Hairdressing and  Barbering Instructor

Grasso Tech

Patrice Granatosky

Social Studies Instructor

Kaynor Tech

Kathryn Patrick

Teen Leadership Instructor

Norwich Tech

Kirsten Nicholas

Retail Management and Entrepreneurship Department Head

O’Brien Tech

Richard Diachenko

Science Instructor

Platt Tech

Bob Riccitelli

Architectural Technology Department Head

Prince Tech

Nadine Mills

Mathematics Instructor

Vinal Tech

Lyn Caliendo

Language Arts Instructor

Whitney Tech

Gonzalo Gatica

Culinary Arts Department Head

Wilcox Tech

Monica Rogers

Science Instructor

Windham Tech

Jeffrey Belanger

Physical Education/Health Instructor

Wolcott Tech

Raymond Tanguay

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Department Head


10 CT Tech High Schools to Participate in Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition
Ten teams of students from ten of our tech schools have qualified to participate in this year’s state Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition. The event will take place at May 14, 2010 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. The winning team will then go to represent Connecticut in the National competition in June in Michigan. Check next month’s newsletter for results along with photos and video of this year’s competition.



Students Competing

Platt Tech  

Kirk Stankiewicz

Jordan Boots

Conner Mccreery 

Wolcott Tech 

Ray Royals

David J. Belmonte III

Todd M. Collitti

Ellis Tech 

Ignacio Vega

Matthew Fournier

Mike Rizzuti

Cheney Tech 

Dave Morello

Raymond S Bourque

Joseph Duarte

Kaynor Tech 

Dave Emmons 

Nicholas Salva

Michael Thorton

Goodwin Tech 

Reuben Charles

Justin P. Krzynowek

Andrew J Grabowski

Wilcox Tech 

Jamie Despres

Adam Wiltsie

Andy DeJesus

Norwich Tech 

Peter Fiasconaro

Douglas J. Brown 

Trevor Hollis

O’Brien Tech 

Tom Horvath 

Shawn Martin

Justin Mayer

Vinal Tech 

Bill Balch 

Steve J. Gulitti

Sean M. Berry


Tech Schools Getting Ready to Compete in Spring Sports Championships
Dates, times, and Locations for Constitution State Conference Spring Sports Championships:
Tennis - Thursday, May 20 ,Wesleyan University, Middletown, 9:00 AM
Track and Field - Thursday, May 27, Willow Brook Park, New Britain, 1:00 PM
Softball - Thursday, May 27, St. Joseph’s College, West Hartford, 4:00 PM
Baseball - Thursday, May 27, Beehive Field, New Britain, 7:00 PM
Golf - Thursday, June 3, Tunxis Plantation GC, Farmington, 9:00 AM

See More Information on the CSC Website.


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