Steve Culbertson has joined Wellspring as the Assistant Director of Education for Wellspring’s Arch Bridge School.  With 35 years of experience in the field of education, Steve has focused his career on working with students with learning disabilities and emotional trauma.  He credits his lifelong commitment, compassion and student championing to his parents, both educators, who managed residential campuses for children.

Steve has worked at psychiatric hospitals and regional education centers throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern Connecticut State University; Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation and School Guidance from Assumption College and a Connecticut Administrative Certificate in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. 

Steve lives in Torrington and when he has free time, he fosters animals and enjoys traveling.

About Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School

Since its beginning in 1977, Wellspring has progressively expanded its services to provide residential treatment programs in a private school environment for adolescent girls and adult women; therapeutic special education services for residential and day students at their NEASC accredited Arch Bridge School, and extensive outpatient services in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

Wellspring is a multi-service mental health agency and educational center, licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by The Joint Commission. Wellspring’s excellent reputation for quality care, comprehensive mental health treatment and special education services has accompanied its growth. Wellspring is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at