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Current Offerings

• GSA (Dan Wajnowski/Valerie Vollono)
• College Prep (Sondra White)
• BBCAS Needlework (Judith Katz)
• WORLDWIDE (Henry Green/Solomon Green)
• Co-Op Culture Committee
• Co-Op Bioethics Club (Yale Bioethics Society)
• Co-Op Experimenters (Amanda Weires & Terry Bella)
• Sisterhood (Tanya Harris)
• ThinKING (Madelyn Ardito & Victoria Christau)
• Green Team Artists (Christin Arnini/Scott Meikle)
• City-Wide Book Discussion Group (Eleanor Willis)
• Basketball Club (John Bernor & Dan Wajnowski)
• Chess (Sotorios Fedeli)
• SLAM Team (Reece PIttman & Isaac Bloodworth)
• Cooking Matters (Terry Young)
• Philosophy & Debate (Yale Philosophy Students/Yale Urban Debate League)

Past Offerings

Basketball Team (John Bernor/Dan Wajnowski)
Cultural Discovery Program (Vandy Esposito/Carmen Yordan)
Family History (Harry Murphy)
ThinKING (Maddie Ardito/Victoria Christgau, Christi Sargent)
Co-Op Culture Committee - C3 (Tim Grady)
Debate Team (John Laub)
GSA (Valerie Vollono/Dan Wajnowski)
Sci-Fi Film Club (John Laub)
Yoga Club (Charley McAfee)
Food Matters (Terry Young)
Modeling (Asya Jefferson)

Current & Past Faculty

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Dan Wajnowski

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Valerie Vollono

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Victoria Christau

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Jackie Sienkowski

Mrs. Sienkowski is a 2002 summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Riverside and the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a B.A. in English with a Political Science minor. She earned her J.D. degree in 2005 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where she worked as a public defender before relocating to Connecticut and joining the faculty at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School. She currently teaches Freshman Seminar, English 1 Lab, Facing History and Ourselves, and English 3 Honors.
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Tess McNulty & The Yale Urban Debate League

Tess is currently a senior at Yale, where she majors in English and Philosophy. This is her third year working with Yale’s Urban Debate League, an organization that establishes debate teams at local high schools and organizes tournaments in which they can compete. Throughout high school, Tess debated on the national circuit, where she learned such important skills as crafting an argument and writing with two hands at once. Debate taught Tess to be a better thinker and a better person, and she hopes that it will do the same for you. She loves working at Coop, and is consistently amazed at how brilliant and hilarious her students are.
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Henry Green

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Solomon Green

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Tim Grady

Mr. Grady teaches classes in creative writing, specializing in fiction, and is deeply committed to advancing experiential/arts education in the 21st century. He holds Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of New Haven, and is currently completing an Educational Leadership program at Sacred Heart University.  In addition to teaching, Mr. Grady leads an Arts Assessment initiative to promote student’s artistic growth.  Published in several, small online and print presses, Mr. Grady is currently working on publishing his first novel-length work, The Riddling Dark.  
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Tanya Harris

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Madelyn Ardito

Madelyn Ardito one of the newest editions to the theatre department, has worked with Collective Consciousness Theatre Company since early November 2009. She stage manages all performances of CCT’s five touring productions (Little Brother, No Lie: A Hip Hop Bus Trip, Harriet Tubman: The Story of the Underground Railroad, Struggle For Freedom, and Shakespeare the Remix). Madelyn also serves as a grant writer, playwright, and workshop leader for the company. Madelyn graduated from the University of Connecticut where she obtained a B.A. in Theatre Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. She received extensive hands-on training in her three years working for Connecticut Repertory Theatre as Assistant Stage Manager (Arabian Nights, Cabaret, Macbeth, and Loves Labours Lost). She also served as a stage manager for Bated Breath Theatre Company’s workshop production titled “Amalia’s Story,” in the summer of 2009.
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Christin Arnini

holds an M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a M.A in Counseling from St. Joseph College. She received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Johnson State College. She is a graduate of North Carolina Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School. She has worked in a DCF-adapted outward bound program with youth at risk, with environmental education centers, and in field ornithology research. She has been a teacher in the New Haven Public School system since 1984 and is currently teaching Honors Biology, Biology, Environmental Studies, and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Co-op, where she has been teaching since 1992. During her tenure at Co-op she has served as science department lead teacher and contact person for environmental education projects and field study trips. As a part of her Environmental Studies classes, students have participated in outdoor field study adventures as close by as New Haven’s East Rock Park and as far away as the Selva Verde Biological Rain Forest Preserve in Costa Rica.
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Scott Meikle

Mr. Meikle holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut and an M.F.A. in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado. He has taught at Housatonic Community College, where he was Adjunct Professor of Stagecraft, Introduction to Theatre, and served as Technical Director of the Performing Arts Center. He is a member of the Housatonic Community College Theater Arts Program Advisory Committee. He currently teaches Technical Theatre and Acting III at Co-operative Arts and Humanities High School. Scott is also a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Actors’ Equity Association.
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Eleanor Willis

Library Media Specialist, earned a 6th-year Certificate in Urban Education and a master’s degree in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. Her undergraduate degree is in History and Political Science from St. Joseph College. Ms. Willis began her career teaching social studies at Southwestern High School in Baltimore, MD. Besides teaching, Ms. Willis has been a public librarian in both Hamden, CT, and New Haven, CT; an academic librarian in Richmond, VA; and a school librarian in Norwalk, CT, and in New Haven. Before coming to Co-op, she was at New Haven’s Wexler-Grant School for 14 years. Ms. Willis holds memberships in the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians.
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John Bernor

Mr. Bernor holds a B.A. in English with a minor in History from Binghamton University and an M.A. in Secondary Education in English from Hunter College. Before coming to New Haven, he taught in New York City for six years, where he was a member of his school’s Inquiry and Leadership Teams. He joined Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in 2010, where he currently teaches 9th and 10th grade English, both Honors and College level. John has led both the basketball and chess clubs at Co-op, as well as guided poetry jams at his previous schools in New York. Currently, he is the lead teacher for Co-op’s English Department.
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Chloe Bolton

Chloe Bolton is a New Haven native teaching her first class with CAS, entitled "Exploring Realms of Consciousness: Meditation, Yoga and Music." She began studying and practicing yoga and meditation at Wesleyan University, where she majored in music, focusing on the use of music for ritual, trance, meditation and religious experience. She is thrilled to be teaching at Co-Op because she  wishes she could have taken a class like hers when she was in high school!
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“CAS has shown me what Co-op can really be when the student body puts their mind to it. All students who attend Co-Op are artists—thanks to these programs and clubs, students can express themselves more than others expect them to.”
CAS Student

Our Programming

• Programs meet from 2:30-4:30 during each Session.
• Clubs meet from 2:30-3:30 during each Session.
• Transportation (Bus Token) is available to all After School students.

Co-Op After School

Co-Op Arts and Humanties High School
177 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Special Thanks!

To our partners at:
• Dwight Hall at Yale
• New Haven Public Schools
• The Co-Op Center for Creativity
• Connecticut State Department of Education