Conversations in Education

Conversations in Education

With special thanks to Hartford Public Access Television and their wonderful staff, see our latest conversations about education in Hartford.

Episode 10:  Hispanic Culture and Education in Hartford
Director of Communications and Marketing for Hartford Public Schools, Pedro Zayas chats with Mayra Lozada, President and Founder of the Julio Lozada Foundation and Monica Quinones, Interim Principal at Naylor School and Executive Director of English Language Learners at Hartford Public Schools
Episode 9:  Teachers, Teaching and Student Success
Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez discusses teaching and student success with Teacher of the Year 2017 Sonia Turner, and Teacher of the Year Finalists, William Conroy and Katelin Jacobs.
Episode 8: Student Voice — the Path to Engagement and the Hartford Public Schools Budget

Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez discusses family engagement and budgetary needs with Student Senators from Bulkeley High School, Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver High School, and Global Communications Academy.

Episode 7: Leveraging Community Partnerships in Tough Budget Times

Acting Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez chats with Tauheedah Jackson, Director of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success, Jacquelyn Santiago, Chief Operating Officer of COMPASS Youth Collaborative,
Damion Morgan, Community School Director for the Asian Studies Academy at Bellizzi School, and Craig Stallings, Hartford Resident and Business Owner, Secretary of the Hartford Public Schools Board of Education, and Chair of its Finance and Audit Committee.

Episode 6: College, Career and the Military


To help us explore life before, during, and after military service we chat with: Dr. Donald Slater, Army Veteran and Senior Director for Special Programs at Hartford Public Schools, Dirk Olmstead, Veteran and Principal of Parkville Community School, George Davis, Navy Midshipman Third Class and student at the US Naval Academy, and Hannah Manolis, a student at University High School of Science and Engineering who is considering a military education.

Episode 5: Everything You Need to Know about School Choice (in English or en español)



Enid Rey, Executive Director of School Choice, helps us understand everything we need to know about the School Choice process.

Enid Rey, nuestra directora ejecutiva de la oficina de Elección Escolar, nos ayudará hoy a entender todo lo que debemos saber sobre el proceso de Elección Escolar. 

Episode 4:  Chronic Absenteeism & Attendance Awareness


HPS Nurse Practitioner, Sandy Palmer from our school-based health clinics and Anita Ford Saunders, Director of Marketing & Communications of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut talk about Chronic Absenteeism and Attendance Awareness.


Episode 3:  Teachers, Teaching & Student Success


HPS Teacher of the Year 2016 Finalists, Gary Lotreck, Lauren Davern, and Rich McHugh share their ideas about teaching and student success with Dr. Narvaez.
For more about our Teacher of the Year celebration, click here.

Episode 2:  College Access


HPS students Tonya Gray, Joselyn Arroyo, Jazmine Brown and Shamar Richards share their experiences and wisdom about college access and affordability with Dr. Narvaez.

Episode 1:  Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin


Dr. Narvaez and new Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin share ideas on education.





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