New Waterford High School Principal Appointed

March 27, 2013

I am pleased to announce that Andre Hauser has been appointed Principal of Waterford High School and will join us on May 13, 2013.

Mr. Hauser brings more than seventeen (17) years of professional experience in education and in journalism to his new position. He holds a 6th year degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in Teaching from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, and a B.A. in Journalism and English from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Employed by Region 13 since 2003, Mr. Hauser is currently Principal at Coginchaug High School and has had significant experience with improving instructional quality through effective supervision. School climate has been a primary focus of his leadership. Mr. Hauser brings strong oral and written communication skills that have assisted in building a strong community outreach approach with non-profits and civic organizations. Coginchaug is piloting Bring Your Own Device as well as tablet-based instruction in U.S. History classes. He sees technology as an integral part of the teaching and learning process in the 21st century.

From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Hauser served as Assistant Principal at Coginchaug High School in Durham-Middlefield. In 2008, Andre was recognized as the Connecticut Association of Schools’ Principal of the Year. As the Assistant Principal at Coginchaug High School, he developed a strong transition program for 8th graders into the high school through a year-long middle school to high school transitional program. He worked diligently with the staff to improve school climate and student behavior through proactive student engagement approaches. During his tenure, he restructured the Region 13 crisis management plan and coordinated the high school’s response to crisis events. In addition, he managed building operations during an active construction project.


From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Hauser was employed by the Enfield Public Schools, serving as the English Dept. Chair. As a teacher, Mr. Hauser taught grades 10 through 12 English classes. He also taught English from 1995 to 2000 at Palmer High School in Massachusetts. Andre through-hiked the Appalachian Trail (Georgia to Maine), a 2,150 mile solo backpacking trip, in 1994.


Please join me, Assistant Principals Becky Amanti and Gene Ryan and the entire Waterford High School staff in welcoming Andre to his new position in Waterford. Andre resides in Madison with his wife and two sons.