New Bristol Eastern High principal is announced

Published on Wednesday, 9 August 2017 20:45


BRISTOL - Marisa Calvi-Rogers will be the new principal at Bristol Eastern High School for 2017-18.

She is replacing Carly Fortin, who will take over from Pamela Brisson as director of the school district’s Office of Teaching and Learning.

Calvi-Rogers served as an assistant principal at Bristol Central High School since 2013. Her replacement there has not been announced yet.

“Mrs. Calvi-Rogers has the intelligence, dedication and self-motivation needed to assume her new role as principal of Bristol Eastern High School,” Deputy Superintendent Susan Moreau said. “Her familiarity with the Bristol public schools will make her transition much smoother for her and the Bristol Eastern High School staff.”

As one of BCHS’s two assistant principals, Calvi-Rogers coordinated state testing, school safety protocols, and teacher evaluations.

She was an active leader in multiple district and school initiatives to create programs and initiatives to maximize student potential, including a student-run “think tank,” the RAMbassadors 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 student transition from eighth to ninth grade and improved attendance.

She also designed and delivered professional development focused on “culturally responsive differentiated instruction,” according to school officials.

Calvi-Rogers worked as an assistant vice president at Aetna 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. She then taught business/marketing 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, her master’s in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her Sixth Year degree in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in education 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,” Calvi-Rogers said.

Fortin was named BEHS principal in January of 2014, replacing Steve Wysowski, after she served as interim principal there since the beginning of 2013-14 and assistant principal since 2010. She had previously been district supervisor of language arts for grades six through to 12 at the central office.

Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Forestville, General News on Wednesday, 9 August 2017 20:45. Updated: Wednesday, 9 August 2017 20:48.