Mr. Chris Kueffner, Quest
After teaching at Bristow for 7 years, the opportunity to return to QUEST at the elementary level came up and I now teach at Webster Hill and Whiting Lane schools. Because I have so many interests and love helping students pursue theirs, I particularly enjoy being a QUEST teacher.
My wife and I live in Storrs where we raised a son and a daughter, both now out of college and in their twenties. When I'm not at school, my favorite place to be is outdoors--in the woods (even climbing in the trees, if there's time), farming (I have created a number of educational corn mazes over the years), and raising animals. We typically have a small flock of egg-laying chickens and my wife and I grow all our own meat, including pork, chicken, lamb, and beef, but no fish! When I can, I also like to spend time bicycling, walking, working with wood, reading, and writing.
Mrs. Cathy Martin Early Intervention
My name is Cathy Martin and I have been teaching for over eighteen years in West Hartford. During those years, I have had the greatest pleasure teaching in three different schools; fifth grade, first grade, and presently Early Intervention Reading teacher here at Webster Hill. Since I struggled with reading in elementary school myself, I feel I easily relate to students who find elements of reading difficult. Every day I realize how truly lucky I am to have MY dream job! I graduated from CCSU with a masters in Remedial Reading and Language Arts.
I enjoy all outdoor activities, such as camping and traveling throughout the United States with my husband, our two boys and two puppies.
Mrs. Amy Snyder Reading Specialist
Hi, I am Amy Snyder and I am the Reading Specialist at Webster Hill. This is my 14th year teaching since obtaining my Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Cortland. I have my Master's Degree in Literacy from Alfred University and I spent my first few years teaching Kindergarten and First Grade in Upstate New York. Then I moved to Buffalo, New York and became certified as a Reading Recovery Teacher. In 2008 my husband and I moved to East Granby, Connecticut with our Siberian Husky, Dacker.
I love being outdoors enjoying nature! I run, kayak, bike, swim, ski, and the list goes on! I absolutely love sports and being active. You will rarely find me inside, unless I'm reading or baking.
Ms. Marisa Clement School Social Worker
Ms. Clement is thrilled to be joining the Webster Hill family as a part time school social worker. She will also be working part time at Braeburn Elementary school. Ms. Clement received her BA in Theater at Keene State College and trained in Chicago at many theater companies, including the Second City Conservatory and Steppenwolf. Ms. Clement then decided to return to the northeast to pursue a masters degree in Social Work from UCONN. After graduating, she worked in the high schools and middle schools here in West Hartford as a counselor with HopeWorks inc. Ms. Clement is looking forward to working with younger children once again, having led friendship building groups at Wolcott, and conflict resolution/positive communication through theater groups in two Hartford elementary schools with the Youth Arts Institute in the past.
In her spare time, Ms. Clement loves watching hockey, participating in local community theater, and taking care of her new kitten, Rosie!
Dr. Chrissy Civetelli, School Psychologist
Bio coming soon.
My name is Anne Marie Galli and I have been a speech language pathologist for 14 years. I have worked in both private practices and school districts, and I have been in the West Hartford public schools since 2007. I graduated with my bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and obtained my master's degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
I am married to my husband, Dave, and we have two amazing children, Nora and Brendan. My interests outside of school include spending time with my family, running, cooking, traveling to warm destinations, and reading good books.
Mrs. Rachel McFadden, Resource Teacher
Bio coming soon.
Mrs. Susan Lewis, Resource Teacher
My name is Susan Lewis and I have been teaching since 1988. I completed both my Bachelor's Degrees and Master's Degree at Southern CT State University. I have taught in three schools in West Hartford. I started at Webster Hill in 2007.
At home, I love spending time with my husband, my 2 children and my dog.
Mr. Jeffe Bette ESOL
My name is Jeffrey Bette I have been teaching public school for 10 years and adult ESL for 20 years. I have a Master's in TESOL from Central CT and a B.A. in English Literature from San Diego State University.
I am married to my wife Melissa (also an ESOL teacher) and have four children. We spent time living and teaching English in South Korea on Cheju island. Some languages I know are Spanish, Japanese and Korean. In my spare time, I enjoy playing drums and acoustic guitar or working on a house project.
Dr. Darci Melcor ESOL
My name is Dr. Melchor. I have been teaching English for 17 years (my first few years were in Mexico City). I studied Spanish in college and have studied teaching ever since. My husband is from Mexico and I have 2 boys. I love to read, see movies, go walking, and prepare new recipes.