Ten Hartford Schools Receive Magnet Merit Awards Ten Hartford public schools have been selected by Magnet Schools of America to receive Magnet Schools of Merit Awards, recognizing them as among the best schools of their kind in the United States. Seven of those schools – STEM Magnet at Annie Fisher, Breakthrough Magnet, Classical Magnet, the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet, the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and University High School of Science and Engineering – were named Magnet Schools of Excellence, the top category given to selected schools around the country.
Hartford Schools Nominate 44 for Teacher of the Year
Forty-four teachers have been nominated by their schools to participate in the 2013 Teacher of the Year competition for Hartford Public Schools. Each school-based nominee will now undergo an intensive screening and interview process conducted by a special district-wide Teacher of the Year committee made up of Hartford Public School curriculum directors, officials from the Hartford Federation of Teachers and former winners of the event. After its review, the committee selects three finalists, who will then receive a video-taped school-site visit for the final evaluation and be asked to complete a series of written essay questions. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 23, at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet to be held in Marriott Hartford Downtown Hotel, located at 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT.
Dr. Kishimoto Appointed to Board Of Latino Superintendents Association
Hartford Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto (pictured here with her daughter, and Principal Elaine Papas (R.), catching a varsity basketball game at Weaver High School) has been named to the Board of Directors of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), a national leadership group dedicated to assuring that every school effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino youth.