“Hartford” says where we are, “Schools” says what we are. But “Public” is the word that says the most about the way we approach education. Public is everyone. And in our schools, everyone has a role to play in making great things happen.
Actions speak louder than words: the most important thing for parents to understand about our Mission and Vision is that these words inform our actions. We are working purposefully, guided by our Strategic Operating Plan (PDF) and Theory of Action (PDF), toward specific goals. (Please click here to access our Strategic Operating Plan (PDF) in Spanish.)
On a daily basis, at the personal level, our teachers and administrators are taking action to bring about the full potential of each and every one of our students. Still, it is important to have principles to keep us on track during our progress. We share them here with you.
The Office of Talent Management will ensure that each school is led by an effective leader, and that each leader has the support to develop and retain highly qualified teachers — from recruitment to induction and ultimately through their career path development. We will employ effective, efficient, and collaborative processes and systems for staffing of qualified educational personnel; collection and communication of employee performance data; guidance and support with performance management; and recruitment, induction, and retention of new talent.
Hartford Public Schools is committed to recruiting a diverse team of talented educators. Teachers and administrators who share similar backgrounds and experiences with our students are positioned to leave a lasting impression as prominent role models and bring an important perspective to our district that enhances cultural competency. We believe our children are best served by a team of individuals who work and live in our neighborhoods and are representative of the global community for which our students are being prepared. We strive to have the Hartford Public Schools’ team reflect the different perspectives of our families and community so that we can work together to break down barriers, close the achievement gap, and prepare our students for success in college and beyond.
Hartford Public Schools is a system of high performing, distinctive schools of choice. Hartford Public Schools exists to provide all students with access to participation in a global economy through mastery of Academic Standards of the State of Connecticut and readiness for post-secondary education. The content mastery of Hartford students in reading, math, science, and college readiness will reflect the high educational outcomes of the State of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education. As the most improved city school district in Connecticut for several years running, there is no doubt that Hartford Public Schools is making its mark with its unique education plan. To learn more about the Hartford Public Schools mission, model, our schools and staff, please visit our website at http://talent.hartfordschools.org.