Fairfield Public Schools Retirees

Congratulations to Our 41 New 2021-2022 Retirees

May your retirement be filled with relaxation and adventure. You deserve it.

Kathryn Balla (Sp.Ed. FWMS)
Robin Berndt (Grade 5 – Riverfield)
Marsha Brennan (Grade 3 – Osborn Hill)
Joyce Bultman (ELL – McKinley/Dwight)
Mary Calkins (Art – FLHS-Wright)
Anthony Catapano (World Language – FWHS-Pequot)
Barbara Cohen (Math – FLHS-Wright)
Mary Ellen Corbiere (Math – Grade 7 RLMS)
Debra Delahunt (Physical Education – RLMS)
Kevin Donovan (Grade 6 FWMS)

Muriel Dushok (K-North Stratfield)

Eileen Fagan (SPED – ECC)
Gail Glogan (Physical Education – RLMS)
Cathleen Hamill (Health – FWMS)
Timothy Hanley (Social Studies – Grade 7, TMS)
Charles Jeffryes (Music-Band – RLMS)
Debra Jones (Social Studies – Grade 8, RLMS)
Patricia Kiely (Physical Education – FLHS-Webster)
Frank Kirby (English/LA – WFC)
Cheryl Kohler (Science – Grade 7, RLMS)
Cheryl Labrecque (Strings – FWMS/TMS)
Susan Maloney (Grade 2 – Mill Hill)
Robert Mendenhall (Social Studies – FWHS-Fitts)
Blanche Natali (English – Grade 7 RLMS)
Penny Nielsen (Kindergarten – Stratfield)
Wendy Opotzner (Special Education – FWHS-Pequot)
Robin Osborn (Special Education – Riverfield)
James Perna (Guidance Counselor – FWHS-Pequot)
Julianna Poznan (Grade K – Stratfield)
Dennis Pryor (Grade 4 – Holland Hill)
Teresa Samuelson (SPED – FW/MS)
Lynda Smith (Music-Strings – FLHS -Webster)
Rodger Stebbins (Guidance Counselor – FWMS)
Suzanne Sugrue (World Language – HH/DWT/Jenn)
Martha Vosburgh-Alward (Music – General, Stratfield)

Pamela Williams (Math/Science – Riverfield)
Nancy Winstead (Speech Language Pathologist – FWMS)
Joseph Wright (Social Studies – FLHS-Webster)
Eleanor Zach (Math – FHS-Warner)
Brenda Anziano (Principal – Riverfield)
Robert (Mike) Cummings (Superintendent, Central Office)

NOTE: These are the CONFIRMED retirees as of 6/13/22. There may be a few
more that come in before the last day of school.


Catherine Audet   Computr Tech Ed-TMS
Brian Barlaam   Psych-RLA
Elaine Casale   Gr.3-RLA
Susan Christoffersen   Spanish-RLMS
Monica Cimina   Art-FLHS/FWMS
Laura DeAngelis   LA Spec.-Riverfield
Nancy de Regt   Gr.4-Burr
Karen Giaquinto   Gr. 2-Burr
Richard Hellthaler   Cmptr/Tech Ed.-TMS
Sara Kempner   Soc. St.-FLHS-Wright House
Frances Kondziela   English-FLHS-Wright House
Janice Lavery   Art-FWHS-Fitts
David Lazar   Gr. 6-RLMS
Jane Logie   LA Spec.RLA
Carole Maravich   Music-Burr
Cynthia Metz   PE-FWMS
Karen Mortali   Spec. Ed.-WFC
Christine Mountzouris   Speech-Jennings
Linda Mushala   Fam. Cnsmr. Sci.-FLHS-Wright
Jon Noyes   Music-Holland Hill
Ruth Prins   Spec.Ed.-North Stratfield
Kristin Robinson   Media-Dwight
Frank Sahagian   Social Studies-Gr 8 FWMS
Karen Vickerelli   Health-TMS
Lili Walker   Computer-RLMS
Margaret Alice Warren   SS Gr. 8-FWMS
Gayle Donowitz   Principal-Walter Fitzgerald Campus

Congrats to our 26 New 2019-2020 Retirees

May your retirement be filled with fun, relaxation and many new experiences.

Cheryl Abraham Art-Tomlinson
Michael Abraham APE-FWHS/FLHS/Jennings
Donna Beatty General Music-Riverfield
Maureen Bonenfant Math/Science-McKinley
Cynthia Eckhardt Strings-Burr/Riverfield
Diane Faiella Media-FLHS-Wright
David Foster Gr.2-Stratfield
Viviane Grebert Languages-FWHS-Pequot
MaryJane Hanssen Sp. Ed-FLHS-Warner House
William Keating Bus.Ed.-FLHS-Warner House
Karen Klein Science Gr.7-TMS
Patricia Lowell Health-TMS
Shari Maline Health-RLMS
Barbara Markelz P.E.-TMS
Pamela Murphy Gr. 5-Riverfield
Mary Ellen O’Connor Fam Cnsmr Sci-FWHS-Pequot
Polly Putorti K-Sherman
Marion Richard Gr.2-Sherman
Donna Schmardel Band-FWHS
Diane Speer Gr. 6-Tomlinson
Maria Vincent Spanish Gr 8-FWMS
John Antonello Housemaster-FLHS/Warner
Francis Arnone Drctr Innovation-Central Office
David Ebling Headmaster-FWHS
Leslie Pearson Principal-McKinley
Dr. Gary Rosato Principal-FWMS

Congrats to Our 2018-19 Retirees

Congrats to all of our 2018-19 retirees, and we wish you much happiness in this new phase of your lives. We'd love to have lots of new members in REF, and we hope to see many of you at our functions. So come to our "Welcome Back Breakfaston September 12 at Tashua Knolls, and see what we're all about. You will be getting an invitation in the mail.



PE Coord/teacher FWHS



Housemaster FLHS-Warner



Library Media Specialist-FWHS-Fitts



Dean-FLHS Webster House



Family Consumer Science-FWHS-Pequot



Social Worker- Riverfield/Osborn Hill

Mary Ann





Speech Lang. Pathologist-ECC

William L.





Headmaster FWHS



Director Science & STEAM-Central Office



Community Partnership Program-FWHS-Fitts



Grade 5, Stratfield



Grade 1, Burr



Grade 3, Burr






Tech Education-FWHS



Social Worker-RLMS



Special Education-RLMS






Soc. Studies WFC



Carol Balgach- School Psychologist Dwight

Sharon Cardillo- Music-General Sherman

Jean Cooper- Grade 1 North Stratfield

John Fumasoli- Band RLMS

Janice Jacobs- Art Teacher  Riverfield

Lynne Levesque- Special Education McKinley

Jeffrey McHugh- Dean FWMS

Barbara Nemeth-Special Education Stratfield

Kathy Noonan- Grade 4 North Stratfield

Deirdra Preis- FWHS Housemaster - Pequot

Thomas Reindel- Business Education-0.5 FTE FLHS-Warner

Laurence Shire-Grade 5 Mill Hill

Carol Wilson-Special Education FWMS

Roni Yessenow- Art Teacher Burr/OH

Congrats To Our 2016-17 Retirees


Cheryl Beatty Library Media RLMS
Margaret Boice Director Seconary Ed.
Dorothy Carter Grade 1 Stratfield
Diane Carter-Lynch Art, Sherman
Laurie Christensen Grade3 Mill Hill 
Susan Cinquegrana Grade 2, Burr
Barbara Coords Grade 4, N. Stratfield
Laurie Ehrenkranz Grade 2 Holland Hill
Nancy Farrell Grade 1. Holland Hill
Joan Hellthaler Grade 5, Mill Hill
Cynthia Kaestner Grade 1, Mill Hill
Martha Kirchof Phys. Ed. FWHS-Pequot
Ann Leffert Director Human Resources
Nora Lennon-Bradley Social Worker, WFC
Patricia Loh Special Ed, N. Stratfield
Rosemarie Michaels Special Ed, Dwight
Sharon Mulligan Speech/Lang. Tomlinson
Linda Newton Grade 2, McKinley
Denise Pine Grade 6, FWMS
Janis Ramstedt Grade 4, N. Stratfield
Kathleen Reddy Art, RLMS/Dwight
Marilyn Smith Spec. Ed, Sherman
Deborah Stebbins Grade 3, Sherman
Donna Tanana Music/Strings, Mckinley
Jane Wilson Computer, TMS

Congrats to our 2015-16 Retirees


Beatrice Bagley- Dean and mathematics- FTE
Sally Bonina- Principal- Tomlinson
Elizabeth Bresiger- Mathematics- Tomlinson
Marion Brown- English- Fairfield Woods
Mary Lou Carlson- Art- Warde
Sharon Cloutier- Grade 2- Riverfield
James Coyne- Headmaster- Warde
Richard Curesky- Grade 5- Jennings
Elizabeth Griggs- Mathematics Resource- Fairfield Woods
Diane Harrison-Grade 5- McKinley

Adele Josovitz- Library/Media- North Stratfield
John Kassay- Tech Ed- Warde
Linda Love- School Counselor- Warde
Franklyn MacLean- L.A. Specialist- N. Stratfield
Peter Maier- Science- Tomlinson
Sharon Miller- Special Ed.- Walter Fitzgerald Campus
Nancy Mis-kindergarten- Mill Hill
Denise Moore- Speech and Language- Riverfield
Marilyn Morena- Special Ed.- Ludlowe
Dale Morrissey- Preschool- Dwight
Gloria Piche- School Counselor- Warde
Suellen Ricardi- English- Tomlinson
Marie Sacco- Grade 5- Holland Hill
Dave Schulz- Athletic Director- Ludlowe
Kathleen Smith- Special Ed.- Osborn Hill
Kathleen Tunstall- ESL- McKinley and Osborn Hill
Dana Uhrynowski- Special Ed. For Blind- District Wide
Lois Wallman- School Counselo- Ludlowe
Julie Wolfer- Science- Ludlowe

Congrats to all of our 2014-15 retirees, and we wish you much happiness in this new phase of your lives. 




Frances Bellina  -Social Studies, Fairfield Warde High School                                

Carol Bertilson - Kindergarten, Osborn Hill

Paulette Cavanaugh - Special Education, Tomlnson Middle School

Linda Chandler - Grade 5, Burr

Chris Coombs - Library/Media, Sherman

Thea Cuccia - Grade 4, Jennings

Carol Dunn - Mathematics, Fairfield Warde High School

Elizabeth Dunwoody - Speech/Language, ECC

Marianne Ebling - Grade 6, Fairfield Woods Middle School

Joan Huff - Grade 5, Mill Hill

Cathy Lambert - Special Ed, Osborn Hill

Betsy Lincoln - Speech/Language, Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Katherine McManus- Language Arts Specialist, Stratfield

Robert Morrow - Science, Fairfied Warde High School

Ted Ostrowski- Grade 5, Roger Sherman

Kathleen Rafsky - Kindergarten, Dwight

Denise Rehder - Library/Media, Osborn Hill

Diane Rossiter - Grade 3, Sherman School

Muriel Scholz- Kindergarter, McKinley

Susan Tamagni- Grade 6, Fairfield Woods Middle School

Patricia Zingoni- Special Ed, Roger Ludlowe Middle School







Congrats to all of our 2013-14 retirees, and we wish you much happiness in this new phase of your lives. 

Jenifer Aikman- Sherman  Language Arts Specialist

Diane Anjone -Grade 3  Dwight

Dr. Susan Battersby-Housemaster Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Raymond Bryk -Mathematics -Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Donna Capuano-Special Education Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Michelle Cutler-Speech/Language Pathologist Dwight

Diane Devalt-Grade 5 North Stratfield

Sharon Fischer-Science Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Patricia Flynn-Coordinator of Continuing Ed Gifted Resource Teacher Central Office/Dwight

Cynthia Fryman-Grade 6 Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Deborah Gallagher-Grade 3 Jennings

Kathleen Gilligan-Megrue Family & Consumer Science Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Rena Gugliotti-World Language Fairfield Warde High School

Alice Hine-Grade 2 Sherman

Marilynn Jamgochian-Physical Education Fairfield Warde High School

Patty Kassay - Physical Education North Stratfield

Susan Knox-Mathematics/Science Sherman

Bryan Lambert-Art Stratfield

David Lindsay-Special High School Walter Fitzgerald Campus

Nancy Malafatopoulos-Family & Consumer Science Fairfield Warde High School

Karen Maloney-Grade 6 Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Karen Martin-Social Worker Central Office

Dr.T. Joseph McGrath-Grade 6 Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Virginia Millington-Library Media Specialist Jennings

Katherine Niznansky-Social Studies Tomlinson Middle School

Anne Pasco-Social Studies Fairfield Warde High School

Dorna Persson-Library Media Specialist Burr

Phyllis Pruzinsky-Mathematics Fairfield Warde High School

Joan Riccitelli-School Psychologist Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Mark Rudolph-Grade 5 Holland Hill

Jacqueline Ruiz-Special Education Fairfield Warde High School

Judith Savage-Library Media Specialist Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Margo Schiff-World Language Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Dorothy Schneider-Speech/Language Pathologist North Stratfield

Barry Smith-Mathematics Tomlinson Middle School

Roberta Stak-Library Media Specialist Mill Hill

Monica Struzik-School Counselor Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Sharon Szabo-Grade 1 Holland Hill

Julia Wiggins-Strada Library Media Specialist Stratfield

Linda Zarrelli-Special Education Burr

Linda Zwickler-Band Burr/Mill Hill/Holland Hill/Sherman

Steve Geller, Tomlinson 17.06.2018 13:25

Congratulations to all of the new and recent retirees. As a 15 year retired educator from Fairfield, it's been a wonderful ride. Jump aboard the train and smile

Paula Sweeley 17.06.2018 14:38

You said it Steve! 👍 We are all loving retirement. 🤗

Karen Martin 15.09.2014 20:56

What a shame some of the 2014 retirees were never contacted regarding the breakfast to welcome them!

Carolyn Marcato 28.08.2014 14:58

Congratulations! The adventure begins ...

Maynard Taylor 27.08.2014 22:52

Ray Bryk deserves a big marble statue in his honor.
Anne Pasco deserves free drinks for life.
Barry Smith can have anything he wants.

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17.06 | 18:00

Hi, Yes I am still working in CT but am cutting back. Feel free to contact me so we can discuss your concerns and determine if I can help.

17.06 | 14:40

Are you currently working in CT. If so I would like to use your education advocate services for our 8 year son

15.06 | 20:43

Our battles were fierce but always cordial and a handshake from Dr/ Z was was his bond.I share your loss.

15.06 | 19:03

Yes, Colleen, I remember him as a true gentleman who led with respect for all. Truly inspiring!