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ENHP Board Member, Christina M. Kishimoto, Appointed Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools

The ENHP community congratulates Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto on her appointment as Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools.  Since, 2010, Christina has served on the ENHP Board of Visitors and has been a strong supporter of the College’s translational research agenda.  We are excited to continue our work with Dr. Kishimoto on research-informed school reform and deepening and expanding existing collaborations between ENHP and Hartford Public School faculty. Ralph O. Mueller, Dean, College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

On Wednesday, March 2, 2011 the Hartford Board of Education issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto as the next Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools. In it the Board stated the following:

Dr. Kishimoto’s successful experience as an administrator and an effective educational leader behind major changes and improvements in policy, curriculum, design, data analysis and accountability, new school designs and school choice work were among the factors that the Board said it took into consideration in making its decision.  The district’s three consecutive years of achievement growth for students were also essential elements recognized by the 13-member Search Committee in recommending the next superintendent.

Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto, Member of the ENHP Board of Visitors

Of great importance to the Board was Dr. Kishimoto’s demonstrated commitment to continuing academic achievement brought about by the Board’s reform agenda, opening up a myriad of as yet unforeseeable choice for young people as they explore new content, new work experiences and new fields of study.  In addition, she has committed to strengthening relationship building with Mayor Pedro Segarra and all constituent groups, as a critical element of moving the reform process forward and to higher levels of student achievement.  The Board characterized her as a dedicated champion of the students in Hartford Public Schools.

Mr. David MacDonald, Chair of the Hartford Board of Education stated, “I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Kishimoto as chair of the Board’s School Choice Committee.  I am very confident that she is the leader Hartford needs to continue our improvement in student achievement and to lead Hartford to reach its ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap.”