ABOUT ACES

Joseph Tommaselli, Manager of Buildings and Grounds with Carol Bunk, Director of Human ResourcesACES Business Advisory Council Members with Representatives from L’Oreal and InnerWorkingsTimothy Howes, Assistant Executive Director, Finance and Operations, Chidi Onukwugha, Director, ACES ACCESS and Dr. Thomas Danehy, ACES Executive Director

Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) has been living its mission: To empower students, member districts, and others to meet educational and life challenges for close to fifty-years. ACES is the regional educational service center for the twenty-five communities in New Haven County. ACES is both a non-profit service organization and a school district that serves over 2,000 students in three magnet and five special education schools.

ACES dedication to better serve its community is exemplified by the wide array of services and programs offered. These include adult and vocational programs, Interdistrict programs, early childhood services which includes the ACES Middlesex County Early Head Start Partnership, behavior services for individuals on the autism spectrum, occupational/ physical therapy, professional development, and technology services. In 2015-2016, ACES created a Construction Services division to provide high-quality, cost-effective construction management to ACES districts.

ACES commitment to equity, diversity, and excellence in education is evident through its leadership in the Open Choice and Magnet School Parent Choice, and Minority Teacher Recruitment initiatives. In 2016, ACES in partnership with Southern Connecticut State University held its third Future Educators Symposium, an event which drew 125 male, high school students of color from ACES, Hamden, Meriden, Middletown, New Haven, Norwalk, Waterbury and West Haven Public Schools. ACES International is a program whose aim is to cultivate international education and exchange and develop global competency in educators and students.

ACES readiness to meet the needs of its community is illustrated by the acquisition and renovation of three new facilities: 130 Leeder Hill in Hamden; 51 Trumbull Street in New Haven; and 300 Washington Street in Middletown. To learn more about ACES, go to www.aces.org.

LEFT PHOTO: Joseph Tommaselli, Manager of Buildings and Grounds with Carol Bunk, Director of Human Resources / CENTER PHOTO: ACES Business Advisory Council Members with Representatives from L’Oreal and InnerWorkings / RIGHT PHOTO: Timothy Howes, Assistant Executive Director, Finance and Operations, Chidi Onukwugha, Director, ACES ACCESS and Dr. Thomas Danehy, ACES Executive Director