Roxanne Augelli Joins Central Office Staff


CAS is thrilled to announce that Roxanne Augelli, recently retired principal of Washington Elementary School in Waterbury, has joined the central office staff!

Roxanne began her career in public education in 1976 as a special education teacher at Gilmartin School in Waterbury, Connecticut. At that time in her career, she became deeply invested in the empowerment of people with disabilities supporting the development of the Waterbury Special Olympics. Roxanne has had many roles in the Special Olympics Organization and continues to recruit athletes, coaches, and develop new programs.

After spending nine years at the elementary level, Roxanne went to North End Middle School where she taught for 13 years before becoming a special education supervisor, also in Waterbury. In 2001, Roxanne was appointed as the elementary principal of Washington School in Waterbury where she spent 15 years. During her 40 year tenure in Waterbury, Roxanne served on many district and state committees:

  • Education Policy Fellowship Program
  • Rubric Design (CSDE)
  • CommPACT Intitiative
  • L.R.E. (Least Restrictive Environment)
  • Trainer of Trainers (CSDE)
  • E.I.P. (Design forms, process)
  • School’s Attuned
  • District PEDAC
  • Portfolio Assessment Trainer
  • District PBIS
  • T.Q.E. – Total Quality Education
  • State Assessor – BEST
  • National Certified Principal Mentor

In addition, Roxanne served on the following committees and boards at CAS: Elementary Board (chair), Critical Issues Committee, K-12 Professional Studies Committee, and CAS Board of Directors.

This past June, after 40 years in Waterbury, Roxanne retired to assume the role of Assistant Executive Director of the Elementary Level Division of CAS. She is also a clinical supervisor for the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP). Roxanne’s passions include curriculum, developing teacher leaders, professional learning and, of course, Special Olympics!