A Little About Mrs. Malafronte
Hello, I am Katie Malafronte and this is my second year working at IDCS. My first year was spent on the top floor as the middle school language arts teacher and this year I am enjoying my change to 6th grade.
My husband and I have two daughters, Sophia (6) and Julia (3). We love to be outside! We can be found at the beach, hiking in New Hampshire or at local playgrounds. Sophia is in 1st grade here at IDCS and loves coming to school with me every morning. Julia can’t wait to start in Pre-k next year! I enjoy running and helping others find healthy activities they enjoy. Here at IDCS I coach the cross country team and the track team. I love seeing students achieve physical goals they thought were out of reach. I am also part of a Veterans program called Team RWB our main goal is to enrich the lives of Veterans through physical and social events in our community.
I attended Mitchell College in New London and received a bachelors of art in Independent and Professional Studies. I followed that up with earning my Masters of Science from Eastern Connecticut State University in Elementary Education. As a true teacher I never stop wanting to learn and recently spent time earning my Connecticut Real Estate Licence.
A Little About Ms. Pacienza
This is my third year teaching at Integrated Day Charter School. It has been such a pleasure and rewarding experience working with the students and families in this school community! My teaching experiences have spanned the last sixteen years in grades first through sixth in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. For me, teaching is my passion and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my love for learning with your children!
My education background: Connecticut College - Bachelor of Art in Human Development and Teaching Certification, University of New Haven - Master of Science - Education, University of Pennsylvania - Advance Studies - School Leadership.
When I am not teaching, i enjoy cooking, hiking and reading. However my greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.
A Little About Mr.Wilson
Hello, my name is Derell Wilson and this is my first year working at IDCS.; however, I have worked with middle school age children for the for the last 3 years. I am also a member of the Eastern Connecticut Association of Approved Football Officials, and I enjoy coaching youth sports. I most recently became a board member for the Norwich Free Academy Alumni Association's Board of Directors.
As a young child I gained great interest in helping others and civil rights. At the age of 9, I took on the task of learning how to run the Robertsine Duncan Youth Council under the guidance of the late Ms. Jacqueline Owens and served as President of the youth council for 10 years. In 2007 I took on a leadership role in the NAACP, becoming the first Vice President of the Connecticut State NAACP Youth & College Division where I also served as President from 2012-2017. I have stayed involved at the State level by helping to develop young leadership in youth units across Connecticut. I have helped initiate major events in the Youth & College Division such as the Annual Youth Storm and Leadership Summit.
In 2009 I received the The George Ripley Alumni Association Humanitarian Award from the Norwich Free Academy Alumni Association, for volunteer service, leadership and commitment to Norwich Free Academy. I humbly joined a Distinguished group of scholars in 2009 by being awarded as one of the Martin Luther King Scholarship recipients and in 2010 I became the first student in Eastern Connecticut to be chosen as a delegate for the United States Youth Senate Program in Washington DC. In July 2010 I was award the Gloster B. Current Award, the highest National NAACP Youth Award. I am a 2010 Graduate of Norwich Free Academy and a proud graduate of the American International College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.