When Bristol Eastern High School students returned from summer break this week, they were greeted Southington’s Marisa Calvi-Rogers as the new principal. Calvi-Rogers has been the assistant principal at Bristol Central since 2013.
“Mrs. Calvi-Rogers has the intelligence, dedication and self-motivation needed to assume her new role as principal of Bristol Eastern High School,” Bristol’s deputy superintendent Dr. Susan Kalt-Moreau said in a press release. “Her familiarity with the Bristol Public Schools will make her transition much smoother for her and the Bristol Eastern H.S staff.”
As Assistant Principal at Bristol Central, she coordinated state testing, school safety protocols and teacher evaluations. Calvi-Rogers was an active leader in multiple district and school initiatives to create programs and initiatives to maximize a student’s potential. These initiatives include a student-run think tank; RAMbassadors, a senior to freshmen mentor program; a structured advisory program for all students; a school-wide literacy initiative; a freshmen career readiness program with Bristol Technical Education Center, the Bristol Technical Advisory Council; and committee work towards a smoother transition between the middle schools and the high schools.
She also designed and delivered professional development focused on culturally responsive differentiated instruction.
Calvi-Rogers has a diverse background. She worked as an insurance executive for Aetna as an assistant vice president for a number of years prior to entering the education field. She taught a variety of business courses as an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac and Post Universities. Her high school teaching career as a business/ marketing teacher began at Southington High School, where she also was an advisor and coach for multiple student activities.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Albertus Magnus College; a master’s in business administration from Renssealer Polytechnic Institute; her sixth year degree in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University; and is currently a doctoral candidate at CCSU.
“I look forward to working with the staff at Bristol Eastern to provide all students with the tools to find their passion, pursue their individualized goals, and to be the best they can be,” she said in the release.