National Principals Month 2021: Celebrating our School Leaders!

National Principals Month 2021: Celebrating our School Leaders!



National Principals Month 2021
Celebrating our School Leaders!


Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

October is National Principals Month and I am excited to take this opportunity to recognize our amazing Principals for their vision, leadership, and dedication to providing all our students with access to a high-quality education.

Our Principals are critical to the mission of Hartford Public Schools and the implementation of our District Model for Excellence Three Year Plan. They have embraced the challenges and opportunities of this school year and our bold plan to support recovery for every one of our students. Every day, they lead our teachers and support staff to fulfill our commitments to our students: to provide high-quality instruction, to build welcoming school cultures and nurturing climates, and to develop the engaging family and community partnerships our students need to be successful. 

We recognize Principals this month because too often their role in education is not seen or celebrated. But at HPS, our Principals know and greet their students by name, setting an example for how we can more deeply relate to our learners, and to each other, this year and going forward. Relationships are fundamental for all of us, and the first step in our Relate, Redo, Renew theme for 2021-2022 school year, which will help ensure our students’ academic and social-emotional recovery.  

Throughout this month, and after, please join me in reflecting on the contributions that our Principals have made, and continue to make, in support of the Whole Student, and express your gratitude for all they do. 


Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez
Hartford Public Schools