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Taran Gruber


"...stand in awe at what people have to carry, rather than in judgement of how they carry it."   
Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries

About Principal Gruber

I grew up in Hartford, CT.  I then taught, as well as being an instructional coach, also in Hartford for 14 years.  I was a vice-principal in Windsor for 2 years prior to coming to Andrew Avenue in 2011.  This is my dream job, I love the school, students, faculty and community with all my heart.  I consider myself honored and privileged to be able to serve such a wonderful community of learners.  Andrew Avenue is a...Great Place to Be!

Facts About Principal Gruber


Education- Bachelor of Science from Keene State College (Education), Masters of Arts from University of Connecticut (Education), and 6th Year from Central Connecticut University (Educational Leadership)

Years in education- Since 1995

Years in Naugatuck Schools- Started in 2011

A few of my favorite things- bike riding, nature, family, reading and good conversation

A fun fact about me: grew up in an urban multi-family shared living space