Nine Wilton school employees resign

Several Wilton public school employees are resigning from their positions this summer.

Preschool speech pathologist Amy Bowley and reading teacher Kimberly Newbauer will resign from their positions at Miller-Driscoll.

At Middlebrook, Kimberly Stone will resign as a paraprofessional.

Wilton High School special education teacher Rich Fisco and social studies teachers Allison Hujar and Marc Madia have decided to resign, as well as athletic trainer Emil Occhiboi, who resigned May 21 to pursue a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.

“With the degree, I plan to work as an orthopedic physician assistant and continue to serve individuals dealing with musculoskeletal injuries,” said Occhiboi. “I hope to continue to stay in the sports medicine setting.”

Occhiboi said “working with and developing relationships with the student-athletes” is what he will miss most about Wilton High School.

“In this profession, especially at the high school level, I work with these students every day in more of a laidback atmosphere where they can get away from the rigors of the classroom and focus on sports,” he said.

“As the athletic trainer, I not only help them prevent and recover from athletic injuries, but I also like to be someone they can come to for advice or just to have a conversation with.”

In this role, he said, he has developed many personal relationships with these student-athletes and “very much enjoyed watching them participate in athletics.”

“I have seen these students in moments of triumph and disappointment. I have seen them fail,” said Occhiboi.

“They have fought through many struggles and experienced many setbacks; but adversely, I have also seen them succeed and power through the most difficult of times.”

Wilton High School Associate Principal Richard Sanzo, who announced his resignation in May, will serve as principal of New Fairfield High School next year.

Sanzo will replaced by current assistant principal, Donald Schels. Computer science teacher Amy Korn and visual arts and technology teacher Greg Theriault will serve as assistant principals next school year.

Ken Post also announced in May that he will be resigning as the district’s financial director.