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Mrs. Laurelle Texidor 
Director 
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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Science & Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut (STMHS)!  We are a community of learners, that has recently been designated a Certified Magnet School, as well as a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America!  

As an STMHS student, you will receive a well-rounded experience that supports your academic, social and emotional growth and your interest in STEM. It is our expectation that you will take full advantage of the many opportunities that are offered and that you will put forth your best effort in all areas, as well as challenge yourself to push beyond perceived and real obstacles. To this end, we will endeavor to provide a personalized, caring, nurturing yet challenging school environment that strengthens student outcomes.

In addition to ensuring that you earn enough credits to graduate, you should also plan to:

  • Earn college credits while you are still in high school
  • Participate in career and STEM-related internships
  • Join in at least 2 extra-curricular activities a year
  • (sports, clubs, etc.)
  • Obtain 15 hours per year of academic enrichment during after-school hours (after-school, Saturday academies, summers)  
  • Give 15 hours per year of service to the community.

At STMHS, one of our greatest strengths is our welcoming, supportive, and positive school climate. Our students are expected to:

  • Respect each other
  • Respect the staff, the building and campus grounds
  • Take pride in their accomplishments, while also focusing on continuous improvements.

I welcome your ideas, questions, and suggestions as faculty and staff work to provide you the best possible education. Know that we are here to support your efforts before, during and after school.

I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better!

Best regards,

Mrs. Texidor


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Experience:

It has been my pleasure to be an Elementary Principal in New London since 1991.  Before this, I was the Educator-in-Residence at LEARN and coordinated the development of the Regional Multicultural Magnet School. Prior to that I was a teacher and Assistant Principal in Ledyard, CT and a high school teacher in Brooklyn, NY.

In New London, among others, I chaired the Science Curriculum Committee and served on the Writing Committee and the Administrator's Evaluation Committee.

Educational Background:

I attended Long Island University for my Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in French education; received my Master Degree from Hunter College in French Education, and my Sixth Year Degree from Southern Connecticut State University for administration in Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Favorite Quotes:

One Hundred Years From Now...

 it will not matter what my bank account was, the type of home I lived in or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a CHILD!!

 From Marva Collins:                                                                                                                               
“Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.   

 “Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.”

"Excellence is not a destination; it is a journey."

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