Glastonbury Public Schools

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Welcome to the 2019–2020 School Year!

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Glastonbury Public Schools Announces Teacher of the Year 2019-2020!

head shot photo of Diane Pintavalle in front of school building

Congratulations to Ms. Diane Pintavalle, the Glastonbury Public Schools 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Pintavalle began her teaching career 30 years ago as a science teacher at Glastonbury High School. She has had a measurable and profound impact on biology and advanced research mentorship students every year since. Ms. Pintavalle has also moved on to the semifinalist round for the 2020 CT State Teacher of the Year!


Our schools use Signs of Suicide (SOS) to teach suicide prevention to students. This portal is designed to provide parents with information about our suicide prevention efforts and helpful tools for supporting your child’s mental health.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Glastonbury Public Schools is excited to welcome everyone to the new school year. We have been working hard preparing an exciting year of learning for your children. Below are welcome letters from the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education Chairman.

Superentendent's Back to School Letter

Board of Education Chair Back to School Letter

Glastonbury School District Excels in Area, State, and National Niche Rankings

Award seal that reads: 2020 Best Schools, Niche

Niche has ranked Glastonbury Public Schools highly compared to other school districts in the Hartford area, the state of Connecticut, and the nation. Please click below to learn more. Congratulations to all our school staff for earning these impressive distinctions!

Best School Districts in the Hartford Area (#1)

Best School Districts in Connecticut (#3)

Safest School Districts in Connecticut (#3)

Best School Districts for Athletes in AMERICA (#1)

Welcome New Administrators!

head shot photos of Kimberly Brown, Andrea Kirby and Kerin Hemmsoth

Mrs. Kimberly Brown started her new position as Director of Special Education on July 1. Last school year she served as the Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor at Hebron Avenue Elementary School. Prior to that, Mrs. Brown worked in Clinton for fourteen years as an elementary school psychologist and early childhood program director.

Mrs. Andrea Kirby is the new Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor for Nayaug Elementary School. She replaces John Szalkiewicz, who now serves the same role at Hebron Avenue Elementary School. Mrs. Kirby has worked as a special education teacher in both Weston and Regional District 15. She also served as Supervisor of Special Services in Redding.

Mrs. Kerin Heemsoth joins the leadership team at LINKS Academy and the special education preschool program. Her role will be split as she serves as a part-time administrator and part-time school psychologist. Previously, Mrs. Heemsoth worked in Glastonbury as a school psychologist at Naubuc Elementary School. More recently, she worked as a Pupil Personnel Supervisor at multiple schools in Manchester.

District Communication

The Glastonbury Board of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal law. More information is available on the Non-Discrimination Policy page.