Dr. Teresa DeBrito

Dr. Teresa DeBrito has been a Connecticut educator for 25 years. She began her career in Meriden as a mathematics teacher and department chair. She served as assistant principal in Bristol where she was honored by the Bristol Board of Education with the Significant Student Achievement Award. In addition, she has served as principal and Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Region 12 Schools.


Daughter of immigrants, she is the first in her family to acquire college degrees including a BA from UConn, MS from CCSU, and an Ed.D. from Seton Hall University.


Teresa is a member of various Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) committees including Early Literacy, International Education and co-chair of the Technology Committee. In addition, she serves as co-chair of the CAPSS Executive District Leadership Roundtable. She also serves as an executive member for the Connecticut Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (CALAS). Teresa is involved in various state STEM initiatives. She is featured in Malcolm Gladwell's book, David and Goliath. On a personal note, she loves spending time with her family and chocolate lab, Coco..

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