Joanne Goubourn





College: Wellesley College, B.A.; American International College, Masters; Southern Connecticut State University, Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership; Howard University, all course work toward Doctoral Degree


Previous Experience: Head of School at Hyde Leadership Charter School, Bronx, NY; Head of School at Hyde Leadership Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.; Director of New Leadership Charter School, Springfield, MA; Chief Executive Officer of the Hyde Foundation (Hyde public schools).  Eighteen years of experience as a principal or supervising principals.


Connie Freer

School Counselor




College: University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME. M. Ed. School Counseling, May 1993; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. B.A. English, May 1981; Lesley College, Cambridge, MA. Early Childhood Education, 1974-1976.


Previous Experience: Teacher, Hyde Bath 1985-1990; School Counselor, Hyde Bath 1993-2013; School Counselor, Hyde Leadership School New Haven, CT; 2013-2016, School Counselor, Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, New Haven, CT; Adjunct Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, School Counseling Department.



Mike Serra

Assistant Principal




College: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, May 2015, Master of Arts in Teaching, Social Science Concentration Graduate Certificate in Special Education; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey May 1995, B.A. in Political Science.


Previous Experience: Social Studies teacher, three years; ESE staffing specialist, MTSS specialist, Testing Coordinator, Dean of Students and Staffing Resource Specialist at both public and public charter schools.