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Ellen Aronheim

Assistant Director of Special Education

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination" ~Nelson Mandela

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About Ms. Aronheim...Vacationing in Maine

When I first decided to declare special education as my major in college, I drew on my own experiences in education. I always felt at home as a student in school and knew that I could bring my own love of learning to the students in my classroom. After teaching for a number of years, I recognized that ultimately it was my relationship with students and their families that most impacted their success. I pursued a master’s degree in counseling and enjoyed working in the role of school counselor at Hop Brook and Hillside Intermediate School. The faculty, administration, my students and their families confirmed the important place the role of school counselor held in all of their lives.

Ultimately, I returned to school one more time to pursue a 6th year in Educational Leadership. From a student who always felt right at home in the classroom my career has brought me full circle. In my current role as assistant director of special education, I have the opportunity to collaborate with administrators, teachers and students to share my love of teaching and learning. I can’t imagine a more rewarding vocation!

The majority of my career has been spent right here in Naugatuck. I love this community! Families want the very best for their children, teachers work tirelessly to give their all every day and district administrators passionately support the people who make it so.
    • Education: BA: Special Education, MS: School Counseling, 6th year: Educational Leadership
    • Years in your field: 28
    • Years in Naugatuck Schools: 24
    • A few of my favorite things: My amazing family! Writing, walking, cooking, my dogs, traveling, volunteering, photography, Going to Maine, lobster and a good chocolate chip cookie :-)
    • A fun fact about me: I’ve entered and won a few cooking contests!