Family Engagement

Welcome to the Emmett O’Brien Technical High School Family Community Partnership Program. Across our district, families, schools and communities are partnering to ensure student achievement.

This partnership can improve school programs and school climate, provide support for families, increase parents’ skills and leadership as well as connect families in the school with others in the community. With frequent interactions and communication between schools, families and communities, our students will hear the same message of the importance of school, hard work and contributing to the community. Our system encourages families to partner with the school through the Family Engagement Action Team. Participation does not require a parent or family member to be a member of the Parent/Faculty Organization.


Check our Main Family Engagement Website for our full resources at:

CTHSS Family Engagement


Team Membership

Cece Sheppard

Co-Chairperson/Staff Liason
Sue Schryver

General Education
Craig Behun

Justin Lowe

Parent Liaisons
Kathy Radin & John Tomasella

Matthew Sagehorn & Lily Desmond

School Counseling
Peter Daria

Special Education
Annette McCabe

Social Worker
Mindy Daria

Diane Salmeri

Community Liaison
Dorothy Gleason – HCC

View our Family Engagement Action Plan in English

View our Family Engagement Action Plan in Spanish

View our Compact for Achievement in English

View our Compact for Achievement in Spanish

Coffee With the Principal Minutes

September 2017

October 2017

Survey information:

Dear Technical School Parent/Guardian,

We are truly excited about the level of parental participation and interest in our Connecticut Technical High Schools Family Engagement Program! In order to continue to strengthen our partnership with families, it is vital that we receive your input.  We are requesting that you please complete a brief online survey that is now accessible through May 12, 2017 via the following link:


We thank you in advance for completing this important survey.   

Thank you,

Connecticut Technical High School System

School Governance Minutes 

October 12, 2016 

January 5, 2017

April 18, 2017