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Opportunities for Leadership

Are you ready to take an active  role in the success of your professional association?

Our organization provides several types of leadership development opportunities:

Elected Officer on Executive Council

Members may be nominated by peers or volunteer to run for the following offices: President Elect, Vice President Elect for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Secretary, and Treasurer. Contact the current President or Executive Director, Connie Kapral, with your nomination at ckapral@ctahperd.org. The call for nominations closes February 1 yearly.

Committee Service

Volunteers are invited to participate on a standing committee: Awards, Bylaws, Legislative Action/Advocacy, Public Relations, and Strategic Plan or on a Presidential Committee or Ad Hoc Committee. If you would like to be considered for a committee, contact the current President about your interest.

Workshop Presentations

Presenters share best professional practices and knowledge of specific topics with peers. Regional Workshops are offered throughout the year by our members. Contact the Regional Director Coordinator, Laura Fiore, if you would like to offer your service. (P.O. Box 655, Oxford, CT 06478)


CTAHPERD publishes one print issues of The Bulletin – Fall and two electronic issues – Winter & Spring. Members are invited to submit activities/experiences that have worked very well in the classroom and/or research based articles. Submission deadlines are September 15, January 15 and April 15. Contact Bulletin Editor, Dr. David Harackiewicz, at harackiewicz@ccsu.edu to submit your article.

Officers 2019-2020


Robert Silliman
Toffolon Elementary School
Plainville, CT 06062
Email: silliman@ctahperd.org

Past President

Karen Bosworth
Cromwell Middle School
Cromwell, CT 06416
Email: bosworth@ctahperd.org

President Elect

Amy Gagnon
Central CT State University
New Britain, CT 06050
Email: gagnon@ctahperd.org


Cindy Dysenchuk
Gideon Welles
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Treasurer (non-voting)

Ellen Benham
Adjunct Instructor CCSU
New Britain, CT 06050

Bulletin Editor (non-voting)

David Harackiewicz
Central CT State University
New Britain, CT 06050

Community Service Coordinator

Kathy Marone
Harborside Middle School
Milford, CT 06460

Office Manager (Non voting)

Kathy Nauber
City Hill Middle School
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Email: knauber@ctahperd.org

Student Advisor

Cathy Abel-Berei
Southern CT State University
New Haven, CT 06515

Vice President Health

Jonathan Adams
New Canaan Public Schools
New Canaan CT 06840

Vice President Physical Education

Michael Bantle
Howell Cheney Tech HS
Manchester, CT 06040

Vice President Recreation

Kaitlin Petrella
Coleytown Middle School
Westport, CT 06880


Vice President Dance

Ashley Caldeira
Norwich Free Academy
Norwich, CT 06360

Vice President Elect Health

Tracy Stefano

East Hartford Public Schools

East Hartford, CT 06108


Vice President Elect Physical Education

Megan Chiasson

Manchester HS

Manchester, CT 06040


Vice President Elect Recreation

Taylor Savage

Glastonbury HS

Glastonbury, CT 06033


Vice President Elect Dance

Melissa Patterson

Linden Street School

Plainville, CT 06062


Student Representative(s)

CCSU: Joseph Asmus, Jordan Swilling

ECSU: Nicole Crockett, Williame Keane, Garett Lemke, Amber Lewandowski

SCSU: Lianne Iassogna, Brianna Vallejo


Executive Director (non-voting)

Connie Kapral
563 Miller Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
E-mail: ckapral@ctahperd.org

Regions Committee Members (non-voting)
Regional Directors Coordinator

Laura Fiore
P.O. Box 655
Oxford, CT 06478

Region I Coordinator

Amanda Amtmanis
Spencer School
Middletown, CT 06457

Region II Coordinator

Jennifer Mitteness
Staples High School
Westport, CT 06880

Region III Coordinator

Lisa Galske
South Side Elementary
Bristol, CT 06010

Region IV Coordinator:

Barbara Brooks
Nathan Hale School
37 Beech Drove
New London, CT 06320

Region V Coordinator

Michelle Rawcliffe

Woodstock Middle School

150 CT 169

Woodstock, CT 06281



Region VI Coordinator

Steve Dreger
Head O’Meadow School
94 Boggs Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470