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Award Recognition For Sullivan, City Magnet Schools

By Vanessa de la Torre

February 25, 2011

Think the school system's communications department has gone underground this week because of this, this and this?

Nope. Here's a press release that spokesman David Medina emailed some minutes ago. It includes recognition for Tim Sullivan, the principal of Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, and -- as we all know -- the other candidate who interviewed for the superintendent's job. We've bolded his name below.

Five City Magnet Schools Receive National Recognition for Excellence

Magnet Schools of America, a nonprofit professional education organization dedicated to promoting the achievements of magnet schools across the nation, has recognized five Hartford Public Schools with Magnet School Merit Awards.

Hartford Magnet Middle School, led by Principal Sally Biggs and R.J. Kinsella School of Performing Arts, under the leadership of Principal Pam Totten-Alvarado, both received the MSA's highest recognition, Magnet School of Excellence Awards.

"Hartford is gratified to operate a portfolio of nationally recognized award winning magnet schools of choice," said Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski. "This latest recognition by Magnet Schools of America is further evidence that our schools are among the best in the country."

Classical Magnet School, headed by Principal Timothy Sullivan Jr., and the Sport

and Medical Sciences Academy, led by Principal John Laverty, received Magnet School

of Distinction Awards.

The University High School of Science and Engineering, headed by Principal Elizabeth Colli received an honorable mention.

Judging criteria for awards include: teacher performance, parent and community involvement, diversity efforts, curriculum innovation and a commitment to high academic standards. [...] Principals of award winning schools have been invited to accept the awards at a luncheon during the MSA National Conference on Magnet Schools on May 17 in Indianapolis, IN.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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