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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


34 Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-231-2100
Fax: 860-231-2107

Steven J. Cook, Principal 




School Counselors


 Megan Johnson - 860-231-2100 ext. 5127

Grade 6 & 7




Steve Boyle - 860-231-2100 ext 5216

Grade 8 

(Here Tuesdays, Wednesdays and every other Thursday)



  • Married to husband Mark, raising two middle school children; daughter, 13 and son, 11
  • Received degrees from Fairfield University (B.A) and Southern CT State University (M.S., 6th Year)
  • 15 Years of experience in school psychology/counseling, 9 of which were in West Hartford at at King Philip Middle School
  • Certified in the state of CT as both a School Counselor and School Psychologist
  • Named Connecticut School Counselor Association's School Counselor of the Year 2015
  • Selected to be the CT State Representative at ASCA's School Counselor of the Year Events in Washington DC, 2016
  • Former Division I Swimmer at Fairfield University
  • Currently the Assistant Girls' Swimming and Diving Coach for Hall High School
  • Hobbies include running, softball, coaching, going to the beach, and spending time with my family.
  • Can't wait to meet everyone at Bristow!!
  • Has nearly 30 years experience in teaching, coaching and counseling (first in NYC and Seattle before coming to West Hartford).
  • Helped create the R.E.A.C.H. Program - West Hartford's award winning Alternative High School back in 1999.
  • Worked 16 years at Hall High as a School Counselor and multi-sport coach (Track and Field, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse and XC). 
  • Founder and Director of 2-4-1 Sports: widely considered national leaders in Physical Literacy and Sport-Sampling
  • Comes from a HUGE family - (77 first cousins,42 aunts and uncles, 7 brothers and sisters, 26 nieces and nephews and 3 daughters of his own). 
  • Wife Kerry is the long-time Athletic Director at the Watkinson School in Hartford.
  • Former Division 1 basketball player (Manhattan College) and marathoner who enjoys all sports.







West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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