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2016 Cotting Fellow

2016 Cotting Fellow

Julianne Sullivan has been selected as the 2016 Cotting Fellow. She has worked at Cotting School as a program assistant and classroom teacher. A licensed educator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Julianne received her B.A. cum laude from Bridgewater State University. She will begin her studies in July 2015 at Bridgewater State pursuing a Master’s of Education in Special Education- Severe Disabilities. The Cotting Fellowship is a three-year commitment which has five major components, including: • A full-time teaching experience, including a five-week summer program, • The opportunity to work alongside a faculty that specializes in educating children with complex... Read More

Class President Jenel Avola Shares Thoughts on Cotting

Class President Jenel Avola Shares Thoughts on Cotting

  As part of Cotting’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony, Class President Jenel Avola shared a class address.  Ms. Avola had so many wonderful words to share with her fellow classmates and with the Cotting Community!  There was a steady calm in her voice as she spoke, and she commanded the complete respect of everyone present. Our blog is a perfect place to share some of her thoughts, particularly because she captures the Cotting spirit in what she chose to say: “Cotting is a small school that feels like home to us.  Cotting has taught us to enhance our self-confidence, our self-determination, and... Read More

MA Speaker Robert DeLeo at Graduation

MA Speaker Robert DeLeo at Graduation

  At graduation on June 5, Cotting was fortunate to host Robert DeLeo, MA Speaker of the House, who delivered a heart-felt welcome address. Introduced by his Winthrop neighbor and Cotting senior class member, Austin, Mr. DeLeo spoke passionately about the importance of educating students with special needs. The audience of over 200 that packed the Cotting Auditorium for commencement exercises heard Mr. DeLeo explain how his passion fuels his daily work. Our photo shows him greeting Andrew, Austin’s twin brother, who works in the Speaker’s office on Beacon Hill, and his mother. Listen to the Speaker’s address to learn... Read More

Senior Trip 2015

Senior Trip 2015

Every year, Cotting School seniors take a trip to Florida to spend a few together enjoying the sunshine, the rides, and each other. This is a long time Cotting tradition, and loved by students. No senior is denied access to this trip. See more photos on our Facebook page.

Mr. Moran, Senior Class Advisor

Mr. Moran, Senior Class Advisor

    June 5 drew together the families of 13 Cotting School students, members of the Cotting faculty, the Board of Trustees and special guest MA House Speaker Robert DeLeo for the graduation ceremony for this year’s graduating class. These thirteen students have been on a remarkable school journey over their years here, and the number of years they have been at Cotting varies from student to student. Some have been at Cotting for 14 years and others as few as 3. Regardless of tenure, every student here knows Mr. George Moran. Mr. Moran is the Senior Class Advisor at... Read More

2015 Graduation Ceremony

2015 Graduation Ceremony

  Manzo Carr DeLeo Graduation 2015 The Honorable Robert DeLeo, MA Speaker of the House, delivered the welcome address to open the Commencement Exercises at Cotting School on June 5, 2015. Cotting graduated thirteen members of the Class of 2015 from 12 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Pictured above is Austin Carr, a Winthrop resident, receiving his diploma from David Manzo, President of the School, and Mr. DeLeo. Congratulations to the entire Senior Class: Class Officers: Jenel Avola, Senior Class President, Mahoney-Jean Coppinger, Senior Class Vice President, Julissa Dwyer, Senior Class Treasurer, Tristan Teixeira, Senior Class Secretary. Class Members: Robert... Read More

HOPEhouse Happenings

HOPEhouse Happenings

HOPEhouse residents celebrated birthdays, attended college classes and planned a vacation this spring. Read all about what’s Happening at HOPEhouse in the latest Cotting newsletter and get an update on Riley and Max as they await the arrival of new residents. Visit the HOPEhouse to learn more! Contact Elizabeth Russell, Director of Admissions, for more information or tour dates. Her emial is erussell@cotting.org and phone number is 781-862-7323