Deborah Rogers began teaching in 2004. She has a BA in Communications and Marketing; Masters in Elementary Education; 6th Year in Thinking and Learning with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education.  Deborah began her career as a communication and marketing executive in the advertising field for 8 years. However, she met her true calling as a teacher. Her teaching experience includes 2nd, 4th and 5th grade as well as an enrichment and STEM teacher. She is currently teaching STEM at Orange Avenue Elementary to grades preK-5th. In addition to teaching, she has been invited to review curriculum for the NASA education program. Her love of creative teaching and science has been the catalyst for starting the summer program NOVUS.


Zach Sabo is our newest Novus Camp instructor. He is currently STEM lab educator for Milford Public Schools. In addition to being a STEM lab educator he also works with a team on writing the Milford STEM curriculum. His teaching career began in Massachusetts as a reading specialist then moving over to the exciting role as a STEM educator. He received a degree in Education from Stonehill College. His passion is working on long term engineering and design projects. When he isn't working on construction projects or his house, he loves playing video games in his free time. This will certainly give him an advantage with connecting with your tech savvy kids. Zach will certainly be a fun and entertaining addition to the Novus Team. The Novus team is certainly looking forward to having Zach join us this summer. 

Leah Zinsky is returning to be a great part of our NOVUS instructor team. She started as a Novus assistant and first aid director. This year she is joining us as an instructor. Leah has a BS and MS degree in Elementary Education. Leah began working with students at Orange Avenue Elementary School in 2019. She now teaches 2nd grade full time in West Haven public schools. Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching and learning is an asset to the Novus Team. 

NOVUS Instructor Team: Every program option is instructed by certified CT Teachers and school certified professionals. Each team member has a Master's degree or higher in education and bring years of teaching experience.

Our Philosophy

The mission of NOVUS  is to provide the highest quality educational and socially collaborative opportunities for all students entering 3rd-6th grade (approx. ages 8-12). The program is designed to foster and encourage curiosity while meeting the needs and challenging the abilities of curious talented students. This is achieved through classes that support the exploration of hands on learning experiences that are just downright fun.

Our History

We are excited to continue to provide enriching and fun camp opportunities since 2017.