Welcome back message from Superintendent 2015
Dear Hartford Public Schools Friends,
Welcome back! I am excited to be kicking off the new school year with you. This is an exciting time for students and parents. Our students look forward to meeting their new teachers, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. For the adults in our community, although they have the difficult task of preparing for the beginning of the academic year, it’s very thrilling to see the excitement in their children’s eyes.
This is a great time to be part of Harford Public Schools. As you know, my goal is to ensure that every student thrives and every school is high performing.
In order to fulfill that personal commitment, my colleagues and I have been working on a plan to ensure that that commitment is brought to fruition. Here you will find a digital copy of Cultivating Equity and Excellence: A Strategic Plan for Hartford Public Schools.
As I mention in the plan, our “path to achieving great things lies somewhere between continuity and change.” In the plan you will find details about my five bold new changes in mindset that will lead to improvements across the board:
- Personalized learning centered around each and every student
- Focus on leadership
- Collaboration among leaders and schools, not competition
- Commitment to equity
- Meaningful family and community partnership
As the academic year progresses, you will hear more about the implications of this exciting work and how you will be involved. Our obligation to prepare every student for the future requires that all stakeholders — parents, educators, residents and businesses – collaborate to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education they rightfully deserve.
Come join us in this brave new world of education and be inspired by the opportunities that Hartford Public Schools has to offer.
Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D.,
Superintendent of Schools