Marcie Julian, Blackham Principal PK - 8
Marcie Julian has been at Blackham since 1994. She joined the Blackham faculty as a Paraprofessional in a Special Education classroom, while going to school at night to earn her Master’s Degree in education. Upon the completion of her Master’s Degree she enrolled in Sacred Heart University to complete leadership courses and go on to receive her 092 Degree which allows one to be an administrator.
Her career always brought her back to Blackham, as a teacher, assistant principal and then fortunate to be principal. Blackham has always been home to Ms. Julian. She is lucky to have such a beautiful, understanding family that allows her to dedicate such time and effort to the Blackham Community.
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Cathleen Anderson, Blackham Elementary Assistant Principal
Mrs. Anderson was born and raised in the great City of Bridgeport. It is here, at Bridgeport’s Housatonic Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She continued her education at Southern Connecticut University earning a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, a Bachelors of Science is Psychology, and a Master of Science in Special Education. Afterwards, Mrs. Anderson began giving back to the City of Bridgeport. Cathleen Anderson began her educational career in 2001 for the Bridgeport Public School system. She began by teaching 5th grade in Beardsley Elementary School. She spent the next seven years teaching 5th and 6th grade in both Beardsley Elementary School and Blackham Elementary School. In 2008 Mrs. Anderson began serving the children of Bridgeport as the Numeracy Coach of Blackham School. As an Instructional coach, she dedicated herself to both students and faculty alike. Mrs. Anderson served in this capacity for six full years as she pursued career goals, obtaining her Administrative Certification from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield in 2013.
In August, 2014, Mrs. Anderson once again broadened her impact on the children of Bridgeport. She accepted an Assistant Principal position at Blackham Elementary School. Mrs. Anderson continues to dedicate herself to the Bridgeport Public School District. When questioned, Mrs. Anderson relates, “I feel truly blessed to work with colleagues that have become like family, in a school that feels like home.” This year marks her third year as Assistant Principal, Blackham Elementary School, Grades 5-8. Mrs. Anderson’s educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals order to meet common goals: improve student achievement and ensure the well-being of students in the Bridgeport Public School System. Mrs. Anderson’s educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief: All students can learn given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community.
Mrs. Anderson also values her spare time. She has a caring and supportive family. She especially enjoys spending time with her wonderful daughter. Here, Mrs. Anderson’s smile beams bright, “Seeing her reminds me how blessed I am each and every day, and a supportive family. All of which the Bridgeport Public School District possesses.
E: CAnderson2@bridgeportedu.net | O: 203.275.4130
Jaime Balisciano, Blackham Middle School Assistant PrincipalBefore beginning my educational career 23 years ago, I attended Pace University and received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. After graduating, I went on to Southern Connecticut State University where I earned my teaching certification, Masters in Elementary Education, and my Sixth Year Degree (092) in Educational Leadership.In 2000, I was hired as an elementary school teacher in Hamden, CT, where I spent my next ten years teaching 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade. In 2010, I was hired as an assistant principal at Read School in Bridgeport. After spending 5 years at Read, I was asked to become the new assistant principal at the brand-new Roosevelt School. In 2019, I was hired as a head principal in Orange, Ct before returning to Bridgeport in 2021.I am very excited about serving as an assistant principal and the girls' basketball coach here at Blackham School. I absolutely love working with all of the students here, but I spend most of my time with the staff and students in grades 5-8. It is my goal day in and day out to help students to grow into well-rounded individuals that possess not only academic intelligence but emotional intelligence as well.To conclude, I would like to thank all of our dedicated staff here at Blackham School, my amazing students, and their families for making Blackham an amazing place to be!
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