This week, I attended the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Hartford Region Open Choice Program hosted by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). The event commemorated the contributions of the founding districts: Farmington, Simsbury, South Windsor, and West Hartford.
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Kerry-Ann Stewart, Assistant Director of the Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI) at the UConn Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs. We discussed the programs offered by HPPI for middle school, high school, and college students. These programs are geared toward “underrepresented, disadvantaged, or first generation college students applying to medical school, dental school, or graduate programs in the biomedical sciences or other health professions.”
I was at Hartford Public High School celebrating the launch of the Hartford Promise. This amazing program offers four-year $20,000 college scholarships for Hartford high school students who meet certain criteria.
I submitted a letter to the editor to the Hartford Courant with fellow Minority Teacher Recruitment Task Force member, Andrea Comer, in response to an incident which occurred at a recent task force meeting.