The ACES Institute’s mission is to develop ACES’ capacity to best serve its students, districts, and other clients by maximizing the agency’s resources. The ACES Institute is responsible for program and talent development and knowledge management, including grants, ventures and collaborations, and the ACES Leadership Academies, the Professional Development and Evaluation Committee.

Program Development

Art grant, flower made of handprints

  • Grants
  • Ventures
  • Collaborations

Talent Development

Professional Development Workshop

  • ACES Leadership Academies
  • Professional Development and Evaluation Committee (PDEC)
  • Professional learning system
  • Employee growth and evaluation (in partnership with HR)

Knowledge Management

People strategizing work flows

  • Documenting best practices
  • Streamlining methods
  • Process improvement

Staff Contact Information:

Valerie Fenn
Chief of ACES Institute

205 Skiff Street
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: 203-498-6812
Fax: 203-407-4590

Tenisha Berry

350 State Street
North Haven, CT 06473
Phone: 203-498-6847
Fax: 203-498-6815