The Leadership Program

Many schools discuss the importance of leadership training, but at Suffield Academy we have fully established programs for all students to develop leadership skills. In 2002, Suffield embarked on an ambitious project to bring formal leadership studies to the academic program. The aim of the Leadership Program is to develop human beings with integrity who wish to make a significant and positive impact on society.
Leadership comes in various forms. It is a tool we use in our daily lives and emerges in many different scenarios. Whether it is in making an important decision or going through our daily routines, we have to learn when to take initiative, apply ourselves, and direct others.
Our graduates will have the capacity to define and achieve meaningful goals and dreams. We will teach ways of thinking and develop skills, traits, and habits in order to enhance each student’s leadership qualities and capabilities. Core elements of the program include life skills, moral foundation, goal-setting, communication skills, successful problem-solving, self-awareness, and inspiring others.

Ann Selvitelli

Ann Selvitelli

Director of College Counseling & Leadership
Drew Gamere

Drew Gamere

Boys' Basketball
Co-Director of Athletics, Varsity Boys' Basketball Head Coach, Leadership Program
Josh Hillman

Josh Hillman

Director of SOLO, Leadership Program
Gina Longo

Gina Longo

Athletic Trainer, Leadership Program
Jen Lord

Jen Lord

Assistant Director of Admissions
Kareem Nulan

Kareem Nulan

Associate Director of College Counseling
Lyndsey Poll

Lyndsey Poll

Field Hockey
Academic Support Office, Leadership Program, Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach
Kelli Tosone

Kelli Tosone

Associate Director
Associate Director of College Counseling, Leadership Program
Liz Warren

Liz Warren

Cultural Diversity Director, Leadership Program