Administrative Team


Nick DaPonte - Principal

Nicholas DaPonteMr. DaPonte has been the Principal of Bethel Middle School since July 2016. Previous to that he worked as the Assistant Principal and Interim Principal of Dag Hammarskjold Middle School in Wallingford, Connecticut. Before that he taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Amity Middle School in Orange for nine years where he also held several leadership roles. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music with a Minor in History from Western Connecticut State University, Master’s Degree in Teaching from Quinnipiac University, and lastly a 6th Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. When not at school he enjoys spending time with his family. This includes his wife and four children. On the rare event that there is a quiet moment in his house, he also enjoys listening to music or playing one of his instruments.

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Dr. Mary Fernand - Assistant Principal
Jennie Taranovich - Assistant Principal