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Administration Bios

Mr. Scott Clayton - Principal

Welcome to Scofield Magnet Middle School.  Scofield is a truly a special place and I couldn’t be more proud to be the principal.  A little about me: 

I graduated from Western CT State University with a BA in History.  I was three credits short of having a minor in music performance.  Maybe someday I’ll take that piano class.  After earning my BA, I entered graduate school at the University of Bridgeport and earned a Masters in Secondary Education.  Following graduate school I enlisted into the CT Army National Guard and served for nearly eight years.  I began my teaching career at Rippowam Magnet Middle School, which later evolved into Scofield.  I am so thankful to have been hired by the Magnet Middle founding Principal, Dr. Karley Meltzer.  Along the way I earned my 6th Year Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University.  Shortly thereafter I was appointed Dean of Students and then Assistant Principal of Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, CT.  After many years in Newtown, the opportunity presented itself at Scofield and I was so thankful to be given the opportunity to lead the best school in the city.  I returned to school a few years ago and earned my Superintendent’s License from Central CT State University.  I hope to complete my Doctorate in the coming years.  My wife and I have been Blessed with four wonderful children.  On any given weekend you can find us at soccer, lacrosse, dance/show rehearsals, etc.  In whatever free time I have, I enjoy competing in triathlons.  I have done numerous sprint and Olympic distance, six 70.3 half-iron distances and one full 140.6 Ironman distance.  My goal is to compete in another 140.6 race in the summer of 2018.         

Contact Us: 

  Mr. Scott Clayton     203-977-2770  


Dr. Reina Costanzo - Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Reina Costanzo

It is with great excitement that I have the honor of being the assistant principal of Scofield Magnet Middle School for the second time in my administrative career, sometimes life truly does go full circle. To share a little about myself I graduated from Roger Williams College with a BA Degree in Corporate Communications and a minor in Elementary Education and Business. After working in Public Relations in Dallas, Texas for a year I decided to go into education and have never regretted that decision. I was an elementary teacher in Dallas and then Bridgeport for several years, teaching transitional first, first, third and fourth grade. After earning a Master of Science Degree from The University of Bridgeport in School Counseling. I was blessed by getting a counseling position in Bridgeport and then earned my Sixth Year Degree from Southern in Educational Leadership. I became a school counselor at Dolan Middle School in Stamford while working and completing my Doctorate Degree from the University of Bridgeport. My passion has always been educating the whole child. My dissertation was on Character Education in Connecticut and I continue to take specialized classes to continue working with students and families to achieve emotional and academic success. Most recently I completed programs on bullying and anxiety as it pertains to students and families. On a personal note, when I’m not at work I am a busy mom of two children and we have 3 dogs, 3 cats and 3 horses. I enjoy horseback riding, baking and spending time with my family and friends.        

Contact Us:

  Dr. Reina Costanzo     203-977-2773