Dr Semmel

Superintendent Monthly Newsletter

Every month Superintendent Martin J. Semmel, Ed.D. sends out a newsletter to all parents and staff. Current and past leeters can be accessed below.


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Father of two children who have attended Trumbull public schools K-12 and have recently graduated.

One attending North Eastern University and the other attending Carnegie Mellon University


Educator for 25 years with the Wilton School System 1995-present

Educator for the Unquowa School in Fairfield, CT for 3 years 1992-1995

Teacher in Charge, Cider Mill School Wilton, CT

Team Leader, Cider Mill School, Wilton, CT

5th Grade Educator, Cider Mill School, Wilton, CT

Member of the Cider Mill School Leadership team 2006-present

Social Studies Instructional Leader, Cider Mill School, 2005-2012

Member of the Wilton Public Schools District teacher Evaluation Committee 2012-2015

Tri State consortium Social Studies project Leader 2006-2011

Member of the 2010 Woodbridge , CT Tri-State Consortium visiting team

Member of the 2011 Weston , CT Tri-State Consortium visiting team

Member of the 2012 Pelham, NY  Tri-State Consortium visiting team

United Streaming Leader and facilitator 2007-present

Member of the Cider Mill School Hiring Committee 2004-present

BEST mentor for two cooperating teachers and currently TEAM trained

Consultant to the History Channel 2006-2015

CoAuthor of “Bring a Vet to School Day”, History Channel program currently in over 4000 schools nation-wide including Trumbull Public Schools

Nationally and State Certified EMT- Adjunct Assistant Instructor AMR/ Housatonic Community College Bpt., CT

Connecticut Certified CPR Instructor-Adjunct Instructor AMR/ Housatonic Community College Bpt., CT

Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor

Pinewood Lake Beach and Aquatics Director


6th year  - University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 06606

M. Ed. -  University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 06606

BA - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 06611

Administrative Certificate- (092), Connecticut

Elementary Educator Certificate - K-3, (003) Connecticut

Middle School Certificate- 4-8, (006)

Professional Affiliations 

National Education Association, 1995-present

Connecticut Education Association, 1995-present

Wilton Education Association,1995-present

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005-present

National Science Teachers Organization, 1998-present



Most significant Public Service Accomplishment


My most significant public service accomplishment was my participation with the THS marching band acting as their volunteer EMT, Head Male Chaperone and in Operations for 4 years while my son attended high school. During this time I administered medical aid, supervision and help with operations to our town’s award winning band as they marched all over the country and as they became national champions and even marched in the Macy’s Day Parade!


Goals for my term


My main goal will be to look at the yearly budget in a holistic and fiscally responsible manner as a parent, teacher, administrator and finally as a Trumbull taxpayer. My hope would be to give back to a community that provided a world class education to both my children and to give the same opportunities and chances to future students of the Trumbull Public Schools.


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ScotKerrScot Kerr







  • Bachelor of Science, Western CT State University


  • Director/External Reporting, Achievement First Public Charter Schools, 2013 - present

  • President/COO, MediaSpace Solutions, 1999-2011

  • Executive Director of Revenue Management, Ziff-Davis Publishing, 1993-1999

  • Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1987-1993

Community Service:

  • Trumbull Nature and Arts Center (VP/Treasurer 2012-2013, Treasurer 2014, Secretary 2016-present)

  • Trumbull Parks & Recreation Commission (12/2017 -11/2019)

  • Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band (President2015-2017, 2018-2019)

  • Trumbull PTSA Council (President-Elect & President, 2013-2015)

  • Trumbull Conservation Commission (2012-2014)

  • Daniels Farm School Fathers Club (President)


  • Married to Karen since 1992

  • Three sons, David (22), Matthew (20), and Duncan (15)

  • Trumbull resident since July 2000 (19 years)

Most significant public service accomplishments:

I am most proud of having led multiple organizations in my areas of interest -- education (PTSA Council), the environment (TNAC), and performing arts (THSGEMB). As I served different groups of residents each of these roles, I'm happy to have made connections among them and fostered collaboration among those with common interests.

Goals for current term: 

In two years, I'll want to be measured by having improved the level of dialog with the community and an increased level of understanding of and appreciation for the students, teachers, and administrators of Trumbull Public Schools.


Food Allergy Policy

bowl of nutsThe Trumbull Board of Education has passed a new policy regarding the Management of Food Allergies in the schools. This policy affects food being brought in for curriculum and celebrations. This and all policies can be found on the Policies page of this website.

Emergency Notification

In the event of an emergency, school delay, closure or early dismissal, notification is made to the following:

Ø  Radio Stations:WEBE 108 FM (107.9), 600 AM, 99.9 FM

Ø  TV Stations : WTNH – Channel 8, WNBC – Channel 6 and 30, WFSB –  Channel 3

    In addition, the information will be posted on the TPS home page.

    Refer to the school hours page for opening and closing times for schools.

Health Forms

Medical Symbol for health moduleEach pupil, before initial enrollment in the Trumbull Public Schools shall have had a health assessment. In addition, each pupil enrolled in Trumbull Public Schools shall have a health assessment at least once in each three year interval: in grade three, in grade six, and in grade nine. These forms and insurance enrollment form can be found here...