General Information

Hartford Public Schools General Number
(860) 695-8000

Superintendent's Office

Kristen Deskus, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: (860) 695-8401

Board of Education Members

Board of Education Office
Cristina Santiago, Liaison to the Board of Education
Phone: (860) 695-8410

Building and Grounds

Claudio Bazzano, Executive Director of Facilities
Phone: (860) 695-3233

College and Career Readiness

Sonia Dinnall, Director, College & Career Readiness
Phone: (860) 695-8527

Communications, Partnerships & Public Policy

Pedro Zayas, Director of External Communications and Marketing
Phone: (860) 695-8862


Michelle Puhlick, Senior Executive Director of Strategy, Organizational Developmentand Communications
Phone: (860) 695-8737

Food & Child Nutrition Services

Lonnie Burt, Foods and Nutrition Services Director
Phone: (860) 695-8491

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

For any payroll related issues, please contact (860) 695-8488
Maureen Colman, Accounting and Disbursements, (860) 695- 8503,
Joanna Laiscell-Brown, Budget Services and Planning, (860) 695- 8612,
John Griffin, Risk Management and Insurance Services, (860) 695- 8644,

Offices of Health

Nurse Services (860) 695-8760.

Welcome Center

Marta Bentham, Director, Family Services and Ombudsman
Phone: (860) 695-5855

Office of Operations & Engagement

Aleris Echevarria, Program Assistant III
Phone: (860) 695-8729

School Choice

Enid Rey, Director of School Choice
Phone: (860) 713-8876 or (860) 713-6992

Office of Talent Management

Phone: (860) 695-8485

Office of School Improvement

LaTasha Hunter, Executive Assistant (860) 695- 8756


Joseph Sikora, Director of Security
Phone: (860) 695-8871


Phone: (860) 695-7669

Special Education

Deborah Sullivan, Executive Director of Pupil Support Services
Phone: (860) 695-8432

Summer School Hotline

Phone: (860) 695-8803

Transportation Services

Phone: (860) 695-8547
Fax: (860) 722-8095
Fred Till, Director of Transportation
Phone: (860) 695-8547

School Notifications by Telephone

School Messenger®, a telephone messaging service throughout Hartford Public Schools, is now active.
 It automatically alerts student families about important, time-sensitive information.

It is important that your school have all of your current telephone numbers so that you will not miss out on any important communications. If you have a new phone number or have not supplied one to your child or children’s school(s), please do so right away by calling your child’s school to have your information updated.

To have your phone number removed from our system, please use complete the form above and click “submit.”

This simple and useful communications tool is just another example of our commitment to keeping students’ families engaged in the education process.