Principal's Message 2019-2020

A Message from the Principal
Mrs. Mary Jane Dix

It is an honor to work for the Montville students and community. Education today has rigorous standards dictated by the Federal and State government. The teachers and administration at Tyl work diligently to educate your children to meet those standards. We have re-structured much of the work we do so that collegial teams of teachers collaborate in Professional Learning Communities to develop curriculums, assessments and successful teaching strategies. Each year, we find ways to provide additional support for students who excel and struggle. We offer both Math and Reading Lab for students who need more support in these subjects. For failing students, we organize a study hall with their counselor and targeted instructional sessions with their classroom teacher. Each teacher is available one day each week for extra help after school. In addition, we run an after school Homework Help Program staffed by certified teachers so that students may complete homework or stay for help. We also look to meet the needs of our advanced students through a rigorous curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards and independent studies along with giving them access to advanced classes when they meet the criteria. Our staff is energetic, hardworking and dedicated to the education and success of all our students.

Along with our academic work, we strive to provide a balanced experience for students through our Exploratory program which offers, music, physical education, technology education, computers, art, health, and world language. We also offer an extensive after school program which includes clubs and intramural sports.

Students at Tyl are well taken care of through the oversight of teachers and in coordination with our Student Services staff. Each grade level has a guidance counselor who attends meetings with teachers and provides invaluable support for our students academically, socially and emotionally. Along with guidance counselors, we utilize the services of a district Social Worker, School Psychologist and Nurse. This extensive network of care ensures that our students, your children, have a successful and productive middle school experience.

As we work at the school level to support student success, we ask that parents remain involved with their children’s school experience. Research clearly indicates benefits when parents are involved with their child’s education. These benefits include academic achievement, healthy attitudes towards school and better school attendance. Effective home/school communication is vital through the transitional middle school years.

Should you have any questions or concerns or just want to say hello, please do not hesitate to contact me at 860-848-2822 or at

Warmest Regards,

Mary Jane Dix


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