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. 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.

Explore the details of our four-year Leadership Program Curriculum

Leadership Office

List of 12 members.

  • David Rockwell 

    Director of Leadership Program; Director of the SOLO Program
    Emporia State University - B.S., M.A.
    Wesleyan University - C.A.S.
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  • Marla Adelsberger 

    Smith College - M.S.W.
    Smith College - B.A.
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  • Patrick Booth 

    Chief Financial Officer
    University of Connecticut - B.S.
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  • Charles Cahn 

    University of Michigan - B.A.
    Wesleyan University - M.A.L.S.
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  • Barry Cleary 

    Dean of Faculty
    University of Notre Dame - B.A.
    Springfield College - M.Ed.
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  • Drew Gamere ’93 

    Co-Director of Athletics
    Ohio Wesleyan University - B.A.
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  • Gina Manning 

    University of Massachusetts - B.A.
    Saint Joseph College - M.A.
  • Mary Mitchell ’10 

    Marketing & Communications
    Franklin & Marshall College - B.A.
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  • Ann Selvitelli 

    Director of College Counseling
    Trinity College - B.A.
    University of Pennsylvania - M.S.Ed.
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  • Lyndsey Sweeney 

    Eastern Connecticut State University - B.A.
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  • Kelli Tosone ’90 

    Director of Library
    Boston College - B.S.
    Simmons College - M.A.T.
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  • Liz Warren 

    Diversity Coordinator
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University - B.A.
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University - M.S.
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