I would like to take a moment of your time to introduce myself. My name is Barbara Alenckis and I am the new Director of Campus Safety here at Avon Old Farms School. I am honored to join such an amazing community of educators, innovators, and service team members.
I come to Avon Old Farms School with both a military and a law enforcement background. I served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and am a retired Waterbury Police Sergeant. Following my retirement from Waterbury, I worked as a Patrol Officer for the towns of Washington, Roxbury, and Bridgewater, assigned to the Region 12 School District. It was during this time that I discovered my love for serving in the educational environment.
After four years in Region 12, I was offered the position of Director of Campus Security for Chase Collegiate School. The opportunity to serve in an independent school was wonderful. I appreciated the sincere dedication of faculty and staff members to the success of each and every student. This journey has brought me to Avon Old Farms School.
My mission is simple: ensure that Avon Old Farms School remains a safe and secure community and home for your children. I do not intend to disrupt the distinguished and unique learning environment of Avon Old Farms School, but only enhance it by demonstrating awareness, communication and a sense of community. I will make recommendations as necessary to further enhance the safety protocols presently in place. I will be visible throughout the campus along with our Safety Team member, Rene Twarkins. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns you may have.