Portrait of Stafford High School's principal Marco Pelliccia.


Mr. Marco Pelliccia


(860) 684-4233

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Productive, Responsible, Independent, and Dedicated to Excellence.


Mr. Marco Pelliccia, or Mr. P as his students refer to him, has been the Principal of Stafford High School for over ten years. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from West Chester University, a Master’s Degree from Immaculata University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (6th Year) in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut.
He enjoys attending Stafford High School events and was recently voted by staff and students as the adult with the most school spirit. As he enters his 11th year as Principal and 19th year in District, he continues to believe that the students of Stafford are some of the finest young people in Connecticut, as evidenced by his frequent public proclamations that, “Stafford students never get enough credit for what they do.”

Mr. Tim Kinel
Assistant Principal


(860) 684-4233

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Portrait of Stafford High School's assistant principal Tim Kinel.

Mr. Timothy Kinel is a lifelong educator who has experience as a High School History teacher and has also worked as a curriculum specialist, overseeing grades 6 to 12 in History and the Social Sciences. He has earned a Bachelor's degree in History & Secondary Education from Connecticut University, as well as a Master's Degree in History from Central Connecticut State University and an advanced degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut. He enjoys his current role as Stafford High School Assistant Principal since 2018, and has shown himself to be a professional educator who truly cares about the students of Stafford. Throughout the building, Mr. Kinel is known as an avid sports enthusiast, a "walking thesaurus," and willing conversationalist regarding a wide range of topics with both students and faculty. He enjoys attending after school activities, believes that Stafford students are tremendous young people who are talented, intelligent, and hardworking, and feels fortunate to serve such a tremendous school community.

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