Come share your morning with some of Connecticut’s brightest rising stars! September 14th's Rising Star Breakfast (7:30-9am at The Bushnell) will feature Christina M. Kishimoto, Ed.D. the Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools. We will also have an update from Achieve Hartford! We’ve got 10 tickets to give away! Leave a comment on this blog post by noon on September 12th for a chance to attend free of charge! (Winners will be notified via email on the 12th, preference will be given to those who have not won a RSB ticket in the last 6 months)
Christina M. Kishimoto, a successful educator who has redesigned and supervised 26 schools as part of the Hartford Public Schol's multi-year strategy to close the achievement gap, was named Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools
in February 2011. Her appointment took effect July 1, 2011.
Since her appointment, she has written a five-year strategic operating plan focused on three educational goals that will build on the district’s early reform success: The Third Grade Promise
, the Middle Years Redesign and College and Career Readiness.
The Third Grade Promise proposes to have every child who enters and remains in a Hartford Public School reading at grade level by third grade. The Middle Years Redesign will implement a variety of developmentally appropriate practices that have proven successful in preparing middle-grade students for the rigors of a high school curriculum. College and Career Readiness will require all high school students to take the PSAT and SAT college entrance examinations and use the results as assessments to prepare students to enroll and succeed in college.
Dr. Kishimoto, who joined the district in 2005, previously oversaw the development and implementation of new school designs and school choice to create a portfolio of unique and high-performing school options.