Trumbull Public Schools Vision of the Graduate

Our mission states, “Trumbull Public Schools, in partnership with the community, strives to meet the educational needs of all students within a challenging and supportive academic environment that empowers each student to become a life-long learner and to live and participate in a democratic, diverse and global society.”  With this in mind, Trumbull Public Schools believes in a shared, collaboratively created vision of success for all students in our district. We work throughout the year to ensure all instruction is in service of supporting students to achieve a shared vision of knowledge and skills. Below is our collaboratively created Vision of a Graduate – the north star document that defines the skills and knowledge that every graduate of Trumbull Public Schools needs to be successful throughout their lives. We look forward to further integrating this vision into our work in years to come. For questions, please contact the committee chair,  Assistant Superintendent, Susan C. Iwanicki, Ed.D.  in the Office of Teaching and Learning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 203-452-4340.


Vision of the Graduate Committee Members

  1. Marc Guarino & Todd Manuel- THS Admin 
  2. Cathy Hilser- THS Guidance 
  3. Katie Laird- THS Mathematics 
  4. Christina Rusate- THS Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, & Technology Education 
  5. Andrea Kremzar- THS History 
  6. Jami Brown- THS Academic Intervention
  7. Jessica Spillane- THS English Dept 
  8. Jen Wolyniec- THS Special Education  
  9. Bryan Rickert- Middle School Admin 
  10. Emma Balter- Middle School ELA 
  11. Leigh Gabriel- Middle School ELA 
  12. Nicole Sherrick- Middle School Math 
  13. Dawn Formanek- Middle School Math  
  14. Michaela Durand- Middle School Technology Rep 
  15. Greg Petit- Middle School Teacher Rep  
  16. Jen Neumeyer- Elementary Admin 
  17. Liz Doherty- Elementary Science Rep 
  18. Jenell Cunningham​- Elementary Technology Rep
  19. Terry Buckingham- Elementary ELA Rep 
  20. Mary Santilli- Elementary Mathematics Rep 
  21. Mike McGrath- District Unified Arts Rep 
  22. Erin Rooney, Parent Representative 
  23. Emilio Annunziato, Parent Representative  
  24. Sue Iwanicki, Committee Chair*
  25. Marty Semmel, Superintendent













Vision of the Graduate Presentation


Hear from some of our Committee Members about what they thought of the process of creating our Vision of the Graduate. 

Listen as committee members share reflections on the Vision of the Graduate Rubrics and Reflection Documents.

Our committee members are looking forward to incorporating the Vision of the Graduate for our students.