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Aug
13

Dr. Tiffani Curtis, Chief Talent Officer

(860) 695-8633 tiffani.curtis@hartfordschools.org Dr. Tiffani Curtis joined the education profession in 1992 as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member in Los Angeles, California. She has served as a middle and elementary school teacher, an instructional coach for preschool and elementary school teachers, the founding principal of an elementary school in Las Vegas, Nevada, and [...]
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Jun
15

Phillip Penn, Chief Financial Officer

(860) 695-8000 Phillip.Penn@hartfordschools.org  Phillip J. Penn is experienced financial executive with a demonstrated track record of strategic thinking and operational execution. As Chief Financial Officer of the Hartford Public Schools, Mr. Penn and his team oversee the largest public-school budget in the State of Connecticut, helping ensure an equitable allocation of resources that enables strong [...]
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Feb
17

Bethany Silver, Ph. D., Chief Performance Officer

(860) 695-8407 bethany.silver@hartfordschools.org Bethany Silver, Ph.D. is an innovative educator with demonstrated success improving student performance, leveraging accountability while supporting systemic processes that enhance teaching, learning, and assessment. Dr. Silver is recognized as a leader in employing data to resolve complex challenges in educational environments and is a respected team player among faculty and administrator [...]
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Oct
16

Thenoa Davis-Googe (Sherri), Chief Operating Officer

(860) 695-8821 Sherri.DavisGooge@hartfordschools.org Prior to joining the Superintendent’s Cabinet in the role of Chief Operating Officer, Sherri Davis-Googe was Hartford Public Schools Executive Director of School Choice. Mrs. Davis-Googe has 20 years of experience in program management, evaluation, research, and information technology.  She has experience in all levels of government: Federal, State, and Local, as [...]
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Apr
20

Jennifer Hoffman, Senior Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

(860) 695-8732 HoffJ001@hartfordschools.org Mrs. Hoffman’s more than 20-year career began in Hartford as a special education teacher. Her work in the special education field includes a focus on middle and high school students with diverse backgrounds. Her main focus has always been to build a positive rapport with students and families, while holding high expectations [...]
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John Fergus, Director of Communications and Marketing

(860) 695-8515 john.fergus@hartfordschools.org Mr. Fergus brings deep expertise in communications and marketing in education. He most recently served as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Catapult Academy, a Division of Catapult Learning, where he was responsible for achieving target enrollment goals, multi-channel marketing campaigns, management of marketing operations teams in two states, recruitment, CRM/SIS, the student retention process, student/parent communications, Digital and [...]
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Clarence Zachery, Chief Operating and Financial Officer

(860) 695-8472 clarence.zachery@hartfordschools.org Clarence Zachery served as former Stamford Public Schools Chief Fiscal and Operations Support Officer (CFOSO). Mr. Zachery led the non-academic operations and fiscal management of the Stamford public school system with a $273 million operating budget and $29 million grant budget, 21 schools and 16,000 students. He supervised and managed all aspects [...]
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Jan
11

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools

(860) 695-8401 Superintendent@hartfordschools.org Follow me on Twitter Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez is the Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, one of the largest urban school districts in Connecticut. Born in Puerto Rico, she migrated to Hartford at the age of nine. A product of Hartford Public High School, she has served as an education leader in the [...]
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