Cabinet

Jan
11

Jesse Sugarman, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Institutional Advancement

Jesse.Sugarman@hartfordschools.org (860)695-8637 Jesse Sugarman has over 14 years of professional experience in business development, campaign creation/consulting, marketing, communications, strategy, and analytics working on behalf of companies like Allstate, PepsiCo, the state of Texas Commerce Department, and MillerCoors.  Throughout his marketing career, Jesse was successful at developing effective coalitions of diverse stakeholders and utilizing data analysis [...]
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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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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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Mar
11

Dr. Madeline Negrón, Chief of Academics, Teaching, Learning & Student Supports

(860) 695-8833 madeline.negron@hartfordschools.org With over 20 years in urban education, Dr. Negrón is a resonant leader who motivates and inspires others by sharing hope and an optimistic view of the future.  Dr. Negrón is a systems thinker and a creative, tenacious leader who sets high goals for achievement and success through accountability.  As a reflective [...]
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Mar
01

Nuchette Black-Burke, Chief Engagement & Partnerships Officer

(860) 695-8748 nuchette.black-burke@hartfordschools.org Ms. Black-Burke is an innovative and collaborative community and family engagement professional with over 10 years of experience in education coordination and non-profit program administration. Ms. Black-Burke has extensive communication and relationship -building experience across diverse populations, ranging from work with teenagers and young adult students, to community, civic, educational and political [...]
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