Sabrina Byrne has been employed by Newtown High School since 2007. Sabrina graduated from Merricmack College in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sports Medicine. She then attended New Haven University as a graduate assistant. Sabrina graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 2002. While there, she worked with Division II athletics. She also has experience in physical therapy clinics as well as private high schools. Sabrina is currently a Clinical Preceptor for Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac University.
In the past ten years here at Newtown, Sabrina has implemented ImPact Program and Impact Team that will allow a safe return to play protocol, developed Safe Standards and Practices for coaches to follow in regards to MRSA, lightening, Emergency Action Plans, and concussions. Sabrina has collaborated with our Athletic Director and school neurologist to set up an educational program for community about head injuries. She was also asked by the President of the Connecticut Athletic Trainer’s Association, Vicky Graham, to travel to our state capitol with Newtown’s State Representative to discuss the Athletic Trainer’s Practice Act. The purpose of the act is to continue to educate people on the importance of athletic trainers and their abilities.
In addition to her daily responsibilities, Sabrina has taken the time to mentor student that are interested in going into the field of athletic training programs, and she has had several of them who have now graduated and are nationally certified. During the summer, Sabrina runs and ACL prevention camp for our female athletes.