Family & Student Support

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CREC recognizes the importance of families, and the community, as partners in education. The CREC Office of Family and Student Support serves as the central resource to build meaningful district-wide engagement and partnerships among schools, families, and communities.

At least one family and community engagement coordinator represents every CREC magnet school and the Hartford Region Open Choice Program.

Each one:
• Provides tools and supports to help families be strong partners in their child(ren)’s education.
• Helps address issues and concerns.
• Supports families in navigating school programs, services, policiesand procedures.
• Provides information about community-based programs and resources.
• Facilitates meetings and workshops, and coordinates school/community events.

Family and community engagement coordinators encourage all families to work as equal partners in supporting their students’ school success. They look forward to hearing from you!

Doug McCrory

Director

O: 860-509-3752 |[email protected] 

Kathy Nazario

Supervisor

O: 860-509-3715 | [email protected]


Family and Community Engagement Coordinators


Joseph A. Johnson

Acaedmy of Aerospace and Engineering – Elementary
O: 860-529-1652
[email protected]

Denise Patterson
Academy of Aerospace and Engineering – Middle & High
O: 860-243-0851
[email protected]

Ramonita Garcia
Ana Grace Academy of the Arts – Elementary
O: 860-677-0380
[email protected]

Chaquaei Baskerville
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Magnet Middle School
O: 860-724-0685
[email protected]

Melissa Martinez
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School
O: 860-757-6300
[email protected]

Nicole Castro
Discovery Academy
O: 860-296-2090
[email protected]

Kim Greene
Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School
O: 860-633-4455
[email protected]

Toussaint Careathers
International Magnet School for Global Citizenship
O: 860-291-6001
[email protected]

Elizabeth Wilson
Academy of Science and Innovation
O: 860-223-7607
[email protected]

Shontay Gibson
Metropolitan Learning Center 
[email protected]


Yesenia Rivera
Montessori Magnet School

O: 860-757-6147
[email protected]

Katherine Mills
Civic Leadership High School
O: 860-253-0274 x 7827
kmills@crec.org             

Yllka Sakaj
Reggio Magnet School of the Arts
O: 860-674-8549/C: 860-331-0167
[email protected]

NiKole Watkins
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School

O: 860-290-5320
[email protected]             

Sebrina Wilson
University of Hartford Magnet School

O: 860-236-2899
[email protected]

Tyra Johnson Smith
IMPACT Academy

[email protected]

Jestine Berger
Museum Academy

O: 860-231-7800 X 8528
[email protected]

Open Choice Program
Karla Cruz

Family Engagement Specialist       
[email protected]   
                                    

CREC Magnet Schools Community Engagement Specialists

Aaron Ellerbe
Community Engagement Specialist
O: 860-509-3689
[email protected]

Roselyn Pacè
Community Engagement Specialist
O: 509-3670
[email protected]


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