Superintendent and Superintendent's Cabinet:

Dr. Tracy A. Youngberg
Superintendent

Contact Information:
Telephone: 860-465-2310
Email:
tyoungberg@windham.k12.ct.us

Executive Assistant: Holly Pattavina
Telephone: 860-465-2310
Email:
hpattavina@windham.k12.ct.us

Dr. Tracy A. Youngberg, Superintendent

Dr. Tracy Youngberg, Superintendent of Windham Public Schools, is a dedicated and results-oriented educational leader who has a proven track record of improving systems in support of student achievement, adult learning, and organizational efficiency.  Dr. Youngberg has experience as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. The 2022-2023 school year will be her seventh school year serving Windham Public Schools and one upon which she is extremely excited to embark.

In July 2016, Dr. Youngberg arrived in Windham as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, where she was responsible for all facets of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional learning for Windham Public Schools. Dr. Youngberg moved into the Interim Superintendent’s role unexpectedly in November, 2019, and was appointed Superintendent in June of 2020. She has led the district through the COVID pandemic with a thoughtful, straightforward approach to students, staff, and the community at large.  Dr. Youngberg has implemented significant changes to increase transparency, collaboration and accountability across the district, most notably in the district's budgeting process, improved communication with the Board of Education, as well as improved collaboration between the Town and Windham Public Schools.  

Driven to support, empower and lead team members toward sustainable excellence in teaching and learning, as Principal, Dr. Youngberg led the efforts to improve the Accountability Index of Stafford Elementary School in Bristol, Connecticut, from 71.2 in 2014-2015 to a 76.7 in 2015-2016. She was named Connecticut Association of Schools 2013 National Distinguished Principal and visited Washington D.C. as our state’s elementary representative. Her leadership at Carmen Arace Intermediate School (CAIS) in Bloomfield, Connecticut, was instrumental in it being named a School Success Story in 2014 by the non-profit advocacy organization ConnCAN. Her team’s efforts also earned the school top ConnCAN rankings in the categories of Performance Gains and African American Student Achievement in 2010 & 2011. CAIS was also one of only 34 schools statewide to be removed from the 2011 No Child Left Behind - Needs Improvement List. As a teacher, she was named 2004 Carmen Arace Middle School Teacher of the Year and 2004 Bloomfield District Teacher of the Year. Dr. Youngberg earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Supervision from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Leadership (School Principal Program) and her Master of Education in Special Education from Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Schools National Distinguished Principal Selection Committee and has served as a Visiting Member of the New England Associations of Schools (NEASC) Elementary Accreditation Team. She has also served as a Mentor/Cooperating Administrator for 092 candidates from several universities and is currently providing mentorship for an 093 candidate from Sacred Heart University.

Dr. Youngberg takes the responsibility of being the Superintendent of Windham Public Schools very seriously and is working hard to improve the reputation of our schools in the region. Her ultimate goal is to provide leadership that will enable each of Windham’s schools to develop into stellar, student-centered learning communities that meet the expectations of Windham’s Portrait of the Graduate and ensure Windham’s students are well prepared for success in college, career and life.

Neil Weathers
Assistant Superintendent

Contact Information:
Telephone: 860-465-2810
Email:
nweathers@windham.k12.ct.us

Exec. Assistant: Sandra Garcia
Telephone: 860-465-2532
Email:
sagarcia@windham.k12.ct.us

Assistant Superintendent Neil Weathers

Mr. Weathers is proud to serve the students and families of Windham Public Schools as the Assistant Superintendent.  Windham is an incredible community and we truly have such amazing students, families, and staff.  All of his decision making is centered around the premise of doing what is best for our students and what is needed to best equip our students to succeed after they graduate from high school.

Having been in education since 1996, he has taught in multiple grades and subjects, with his favorite being mathematics.  Before coming to Windham in 2015, Mr. Weathers worked in Meriden Public Schools for fifteen years, where he spent the last eight years as the district's Supervisor of Mathematics.  In Windham, he initially served as the Director of Accountability, Performance, and Assessment as the district's test coordinator and overseeing state reporting before assuming responsibilities of the Assistant Superintendent in 2019. As the Assistant Superintendent, he works in conjunction with the Superintendent to oversee the instructional programming of Windham Public Schools and the overall operations of the facilities.

Mr. Weathers graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University in 1995, and later a Masters in Elementary Education in 2005. He earned his Certificate in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University in 2007.

Dr. Marcus Ware
Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Contact Information:

Email:
mware@windham.k12.ct.us



Dr. Marcus Ware, Executive Director - Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Marcus Ware has been part of the Windham community for four years. He was recently promoted to the role of Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, a cabinet-level position that is directly supervised by the Superintendent of schools. Dr. Ware is eager to continue his work in support of our students through his new role within the Central Office Administration team. Many of Dr. Ware's responsibilities will involve district initiatives around improving student achievement for the entire district. Supporting new curricula in literacy and numeracy, Dr. Ware is excited to support the schools around innovative and creative ways to instruct students. This includes the district initiative of Project Based Learning, which will give students the tools and power to take more ownership over their learning. 

Prior to the Executive Director position, Dr. Ware happily led the Windham Middle School, where he spent his first six months as an assistant principal before assuming the role of Principal for the past three-and-one-half years. With nearly 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Ware believes in working with children to meet their academic, extracurricular, and social emotional needs.  He strongly believes in educating the “whole child” and he pays close attention to creating programming that supports our students.

Dr. Ware holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Hartford in the field of educational leadership and administration, with a focus on the social supports and after school learning programs that aid the whole child in development. Recently, Dr. Ware completed the Superintendent's Preparation program through Sacred Heart University. He has successfully obtained his 093 endorsement through the State of Connecticut. As an aside, Dr. Ware holds a Bachelors degree in Meteorology, and a Masters degree in special education and counseling.

Rita Parciak
Associate Director of Finance

Contact Information:
Telephone: 860-465-2320
Email: rparciak@windham.k12.ct.us

Rita Parciak - Associate Director of Finance

Rita Parciak, MSA, is an experienced financial executive with a commitment to transparency and accountability.  Ms. Parciak has been with the Windham Public School District for a total of 14 years, with 6 years in her current position.  Overseeing the district’s budget, payroll, purchasing, AP/AR, benefits, and grants, she is recognized as a leader in fiscal responsibility, running efficient operations and compliance with Federal and State audits and reporting.  In addition to managing the nearly $50M general fund budget, she oversees approximately $44M in federal and state grants and other funds.

Since Ms. Parciak's arrival, she has made numerous process improvements, including transitioning from paper timesheets to a universal KRONOS electronic timekeeping system; a conversion to a paperless payroll and human resources system; a restructuring of her department to a hierarchical structure, promoting professional growth for her team; development and updates to many finance-related policies and procedures. Ms. Parciak also provided crucial leadership during a time of transition with the district during the 2019-20 academic year.

Ms. Parciak received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Eastern Connecticut State University, and her Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

Director of Human Resources

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Contact Information:
Telephone:
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Email:
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Core Beliefs:

  • All students can achieve.

  • It is the duty of our organization to provide ALL students with opportunities and access to resources to develop their full potential.

  • Strong teaching and learning are a foundation for successful schools.

  • The entire staff is valued as a key component to the success of our organization.

  • Parents of our students are our partners in helping us develop lifelong learners who grow up to be productive citizens.

  • A rich and diverse community enriches us and strengthens our students with 21st Century skills.

  • Our responsibility is to remove all barriers to success.

Mission Statement:

Windham Public Schools provides all students equitable access to a high quality education and graduates students who are prepared to become productive members of society. The school district and community hold a commitment to support cultural and linguistic diversity, deep student engagement, and the pursuit of lifelong learning that will support our students' success in college, career and life.

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