Seven new teachers fill faculty ranks in Litchfield
Schools in Litchfield opened on Wednesday with seven new teachers, a new technology specialist and two new interns.
Jean Randazzo: Randazzo returns to the classroom after two years of retirement following a 37-year career that concluded at Torrington High School. She is a family and consumer science teacher at the high school. Randazzo holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in costume and textile history from UConn.
Rodolfo Ruiz: Teaching Spanish teacher at the middle school after spending six years in Region 6, where he taught Spanish and physical education at Warren School for four years and worked as a paraprofessional at Wamogo Regional High School for two years. Ruiz holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cenda University in Bogota, Colombia, and completed master’s degree requirements in physical education and Spanish at Northwestern Connecticut Community College and Middlesex Community College.
Joanna Githens: Teaching Spanish at the intermediate school. She has taught in Puerto Rico taught English as a second language at Torrington High School. Githens holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language, both from the International American University in Puerto Rico.
Danielle DeLisle: A special education teacher at the intermediate. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from the University of Hartford.
Ashley St. Pierre: A special education teacher at the middle school. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in educational psychology, both from the University of Connecticut.
Ashley St. Pierre
Raymond Zetye: A technical education teacher at the high school. He previously worked in an executive position at YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook. Zetye has a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from Springfield College.
Brendan Eckert: A library media specialist at the middle school and high school. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in library and information science from Southern Connecticut State University.
Jose Sandoval is an information technology specialist at the intermediate school. He is certified in network communications and information systems.
Auguste Sachse-Skidd is an intern at Center School and the intermediate school. She has a degree in psychology from Western Connecticut State University.
Gina Mykytyn is working as an intern in school counseling at the middle school and high school. She previously taught human development and family studies before deciding to make a swith to counseling. She has a bachelor's degree in human development and family studies from Arizona State University and a master's degree in counseling from New York University.