Superintendent’s College & Career Readiness for Success Forum

For Parents and Middle & High School Students

When: January 21, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. (Snow Date: January 22)
Where: Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT 06611



College/Business Presenters: Expectations

Dr. Donald Gibson – Dean, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University
Attorney Tom Tesoro – Human Resources Officer, Standard Motor Products, Long Island City, New York

Panel Moderator

Dr. Gary A. Cialfi – Superintendent, Trumbull Public Schools

TPS Presenters: Student Opportunities

Laura Alford – Social Studies Team Leader, Hillcrest Middle School
Gina Zuk – Math Instructional Specialist, Madison Middle School
Eric August – Mock Trial Team Advisor, Trumbull High School
Cathy Hilser – Guidance Department Chair, Trumbull High School
Ali Skelton – Guidance Counselor, Trumbull High School

THS Graduates: Student Experiences

Tyler Morin (THS Class of 2013) – Ohio State University, Class of 2016
Sara Neumann (THS Class of 2003) – George Washington University, Class of 2007, Senior Director, C. Fox Communications, Washington, D.C.

Audience Moderator

Dan Neumann – Executive Director, Trumbull Business-Education Initiative and Trumbull ACE Foundation

Colleges, Employers, Educators, and Educators discuss:

  • What is college and career readiness?
  • Why is it important for all students?
  • How is the Trumbull Public School system preparing students?

Program Format:

  • College and employer representatives define keys to success
  • Teachers and students explain experiences in the classroom as well as with competitive academic teams
  • Guidance Department representatives describe tools and programs to help prepare for students’ futures
  • Trumbull High graduates share how their past has shaped their future
  • Audience involvement: Questions and Answers