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. 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.
I hope you will take Suffield’s culture of caring—of investing deeply in others and genuinely helping people prosper—into the communities you are part of in the years ahead. This will likely be Suffield’s greatest legacy in your lives.
Charlie Cahn, Head of School
Ann Selvitelli

Ann Selvitelli

Director of College Counseling & Leadership
Kate Bashaw

Kate Bashaw

Associate Director of College Counseling, Leadership Program
Drew Gamere

Drew Gamere

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

Josh Hillman

Director of SOLO, Leadership Program
Gina Longo

Gina Longo

Athletic Trainer, Leadership Program
Jennifer Lord

Jennifer Lord

Assistant Director of Admissions
Kareem Nulan

Kareem Nulan

Associate Director of College Counseling
Lyndsey Poll

Lyndsey Poll

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

Kelli Tosone

Associate Director of College Counseling, Leadership Program
Liz Warren

Liz Warren

Cultural Diversity Director, Leadership Program