Administration and Building Management

Mrs. Tara Cass

Principal

Tara Cass has been an educator since 2001 as an English teacher (7-12). She started her career in San Diego, California at Kearny High School. When she moved to Connecticut in 2004, she began teaching at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School. During her tenure at Co-op, she taught all courses and grades ranging from English 1/Lab, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, and Seminar courses for grades 9-12. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire, teacher certification from San Diego State University in California, her masters in Arts in Comparative Literature from Southern Connecticut State University in Connecticut, and her masters in education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. " I love my job because I am able to model what it truly means to keep children at the center of our obligations." 

Mr. Scott Voisine

Assistant Principal

Scott Voisine began his teaching career in 2003 as a physical education teacher at Celentano Museum Academy in New Haven, Connecticut.  During his time at Celentano, where he taught grades Pre-K to 8th, he implemented many school wide initiatives including a running program as well as an afterschool intramural program.  Mr. Voisine became a physical education teacher at Nathan Hale School in 2008 and has been employed here since.  In addition to teaching, Mr. Voisine also coached baseball at Hyde Leadership Academy and was a site supervisor for the athletics department.  His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and Teacher Certification in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University, a masters in School Health Education from Southern Connecticut State University and his sixth year certificate in Educational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.  “I decided to become an educator because I know that teachers can have a positive effect on a child’s life and I wanted to be a role model for students.”

Mrs. Michele Cappiello

Administrative Assistant

Michele Cappiello has worked for the Department of Education since 1979.  She started in the Business Office as a clerk and worked there for 1 year.  After passing the Civil Service Test, she went to work as the school secretary at Betsy Ross Middle School for 8 years, East Rock Community Magnet School for 25 years and has been at Nathan Hale since 2013.  “I am very happy to be a part of the Nathan Hale staff and glad to call this my home.  I have been fortunate to work for and with amazing administors and teachers.  The best part of my job is when I get to interact with the students.”

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