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Eric Frenette - About Me

Rev. Joseph DiSciacca and the Search Committee of the School Board are pleased to announce that Eric Frenette has accepted the Principal position at St. Joseph School. Eric grew up in Bristol and graduated from St. Joseph School in 1998. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Masters of Arts in School Counseling, both from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Since 2009 Eric has been a school counselor at Watertown High School where he served as an advisor to several student organizations and was a member of the school’s NEASC re-accreditation committee. Eric is an active parishioner of St. Joseph Church where he facilitates a ten-week bereavement program, volunteers at the Meals for the Needy Soup Kitchen and assists with the Confirmation II class. He and his wife Sarah reside in Bristol with their year-old son, Noah.

In his application Eric noted: “Catholic schools are a critical intervention in the lives of our children today. They deliver the solid academic background needed to prepare students for the challenges and rigor of high school and college…..Catholic schools distill the spirit of Christ, through faith, hope and love, which will feed and nourish students as they follow the path of life.

“I have been blessed to have experienced first-hand the benefits of a Catholic Education and am even more blessed to have this opportunity to pass along those benefits to the St. Joseph School Community. I will continue the commitment to excellence that St. Joseph has established and will ensure that our students leave for high school academically and spiritually prepared for the next journey in their life. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the coming months.” - Eric Frenette
Quick Facts (Biography and Education): 
  • Born in Bristol, CT
  • Lives in Bristol with wife and son.
  • Graduated from St. Joseph School in 1998
  • Graduated from Bristol Central High School in 2002
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from from University of Connecticut, 2006
  • Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of Connecticut, 2009
  • School Counselor at Watertown High School from 2009-2015
  • Certified National Counselor 
For over 110 years, St. Joseph School has provided Bristol area students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade with a faith filled education. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year. Families interested in learning more about St. Joseph School are encouraged to attend our upcoming “Welcome Wednesday” program on Wednesday, May 6th from 9-10 am, or may contact the school office at 860-582-8696 to schedule an individual tour.