Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Middle School &
Breakthrough Magnet School – North

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

25 Ridgefield Street, Hartford, CT 06112

To take a Virtual Video Tour of the building, please visit: 


Welcome:  Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Pledge of Allegiance, led by Breakthrough Magnet School – North students:

Jon-Sherman Ponder, Grade 2

Destinee Mitchell, Grade 2

Julissa Cruz, Grade 2

Roniya Malik, Grade 3

National Anthem, performed by Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students, led by Music Teacher, Ronald Acosta and Social Studies Teacher Danielle Griffith

Marcus Edmonson, 8th grade

Jhanielle Grant, 8th grade

Leilonie Nestor, 7th grade

Aisha Aktar, 7th grade

Teresa Colon, 6th grade

Kadian Megee, 6th grade


Introduction of Mayor Luke Bronin: Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

The Honorable Luke Bronin, Mayor, Hartford, CT

Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools

Doreen Crawford, Principal, Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Middle School

Katherine Leonard, Principal, Breakthrough Magnet School-North

Weaver High School Alumnus, William (Rab) Smith, Class of 1944

Pastor A.J. Johnson, the Center for Leadership and Justice



Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Students

Marcus Edmonson, Grade 8

Kadian Megee, Grade 6


Breakthrough Magnet School – North Students

Kayden Glasgow, Grade 5

Lauren Preddie, Grade 5


Additional Pictures and Press Questions/Interviews 

3:00 PM – Event ends