Superintendent & Cabinet

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Superintendent of Schools

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 Greater Hartford region for over 25 years. Prior to her appointment as Superintendent, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez was Acting Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership at Hartford Public Schools, where she provided culturally courageous leadership to support the comprehensive improvement efforts of a network of 11 schools.

Kondra Rattley

Dr. Kondra Rattley

Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Academic Excellence

Dr. Kondra Rattley is an experienced educator who remains committed to creating conditions  in which students, teachers, and leaders can thrive. Dr. Rattley’s career in public education began in the role of high school biology teacher before teaching middle school and then becoming a school counselor. Dr. Rattley has experience developing district-wide implementation and monitoring systems, teacher and leader professional development, and outcomes-focused continuous improvement processes.

Paul Foster

Paul Foster

Deputy Superintendent of Administration, Strategy, and Performance Accountability

Prior to joining Hartford Public Schools, Paul Foster served as a senior leader and member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet in Springfield Public Schools for 12 years. As the Chief of Strategy, Innovation, and Accountability, Mr. Foster was responsible for the leadership and management of community-driven strategic planning, instructional innovation, progress and performance management, technology, digital learning, and assessment.

Corinne Barney

Corinne Barney

Chief of Schools and Innovation

Corinne Barney has dedicated her career to Hartford Public Schools across the last 20 years as a teacher, Principal and Executive Director of School Leadership.  She has a strong background in curriculum, instruction and assessment that has supported students becoming leaders of their own learning as well as academic excellence.

Sherri Davis-Googe

Sherri Davis-Googe

Chief Operating Officer

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 well as the non-profit sector.

Jesse Sugarman

Jesse Sugarman

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

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 to inform strategy and maximize return on investment.