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Ms.  Alycia  Trakas
Principal/Assistant Superintendent
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Principal's Bio


I am thrilled to be serving the students of Voluntown for the fifth year as Principal/Assistant Superintendent of Voluntown Elementary School.  I was raised in Plainfield, CT and graduated from Plainfield High School.  I appreciate my parents and teachers giving me a rich childhood and instilling in me a lifelong love of learning.  I want to help provide the same passion for learning in every child here at VES.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, I began working in Boston, MA as a Medical Software Trainer.  My mother always said that I should be an Educator, and it did not take very long to realize that my mother was right!  I packed up and moved to Colorado looking for an adventure.  I graduated from the University of Denver with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Technology.  Upon graduating I taught 5th grade at Lewis-Palmer Elementary School and 6th grade Mathematics at Lewis-Palmer Middle School in Monument, CO.  I enjoyed my adventure, but it was time for me to return home to Connecticut.  

Upon returning to Connecticut, I was the 4th-8th grade Numeracy Interventionist at Old Saybrook Middle School in Old Saybrook, CT.  I returned to school at Sacred Heart University, graduating with a Sixth Year Degree in Educational Administration.  During that time I was a 5th grade Mathematics teacher and 5th-8th grade Numeracy and Literacy Interventionist at Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School in Canterbury, CT.  

I am a life-long learner; I strive to learn something new each day.  In May 2017, I completed the Superintendent of Schools Certification Program at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.  

I am thrilled to continue my Administrative career here at Voluntown Elementary School.  I am thankful to the parents, students, and staff who have welcomed me to VES!

When I have a few spare seconds, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my Great Dane (Sinatra), traveling, reading, going to plays, and running!

I am passionate about our commitment to the well being of your child (academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally).  I believe that if we all work together that this year will be successful.  Please feel free to contact me or my staff if you have questions, concerns, or ideas!  I encourage parents and teachers to have constant communication, share ideas and help each other, and help those that count......the children!

Alycia M. Trakas

Principal/Assistant Superintendent

Voluntown Elementary School