The search for a new Hartford Superintendent of Schools, entering its final stages, will include a series of community forums with three finalist candidates and will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at Capital Community College’s Centinel Hill Hall auditorium on the 11th floor of the 950 Main Street campus.
Representatives of the corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit sector will participate in the first forum scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Attendees will be divided into three separate groups and candidates will spend 25 minutes with one group before rotating to each of other two.
Working at the request of the Superintendent’s Search Committee, Achieve Hartford! will partner to facilitate the three forums. All forums are open to anyone to attend, but each will be targeted to address the issues and questions of particular constituencies. Questions will be categorized based on the Search Committee’s identified areas of superintendent core competencies and before exiting the forums.
The second on April 16th will be held from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm and will be held for educators and district administrators The third forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be open to the community in a student, family and community format. Organizers said questions will be gathered from students, families and community members during the last two weeks of March through e-mail and texting channels. These questions will then be compiled to a representative list to be asked of candidates at the forum. Each candidate will be given 30 minutes to respond to the same set of questions, posed by a facilitator from Achieve Hartford!
CCC President Wilfredo Nieves, Ed.D is serving as the higher education representative on the 13-member search committee that includes board of education members, parents, teachers and a representative of the business community.