Region 6 faculty adds eight new teachers
Schools in Region 6 opened on Wednesday with eight new teachers on its faculty.
Becca Pope: The Watertown is teaching physics and science at Wamogo Regional High School in her second year of teaching. In addition to teaching, Pope will coach Wamogo’s girls’ soccer team. Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental science from the University of Connecticut.
Casey Burke: The Goshen resident is a second-grade teacher at Goshen Center School I her first year as a teacher. Burke has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and international studies from Southern Connecticut State University.
Erin Lima: The Southington resident is teaching social studies at Wamogo in her first year as an educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in social studies and a master’s degree in history from Central Connecticut State University.
Lucy Hand: The Litchfield resident begins her career as an agriculture mechanics teacher at Wamogo. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the State University of New York at Cobleskill and a master’s degree in technical education from Virginia Tech University.
Brandon Steblen: The Farmington resident is a new guidance counselor at Wamogo and brings three years of guidance experience with him. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Saint Joseph’s.
Gino Masi: The Plainville resident is a new agriculture science and natural resources teacher at Wamogo. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, both from the University of Connecticut.
Pamela Vecca: The Woodbury resident is the new humanities coordinator for Region 6. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Central Connecticut State University, a master’s degree in remedial reading and language arts from Southern Connecticut State University, and a sixth-year certificate from the University of Bridgeport.
Samantha Wheatley: The Thomaston resident is a new math teacher at the middle school level at Wamogo. She received a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies and math education from the University of Tennessee.