For Immediate Release
July 27, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116
On Tuesday, August 11 at Connecticut’s Old State House, the Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) Diane Smith will sit down for a one-on-one interview with the state’s newly appointed Commissioner of Education, Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell.
After a 25 year career in education, comprised of 12 years in the classroom and a number of administrative positions - including Hartford Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Chief Academic Officer of the State Department of Education - Dr. Wentzell officially took over Connecticut’s top education post in April after briefly serving as Interim Commissioner. During her sit down with Smith, she will discuss her goals as Commissioner, the state’s new Social Studies Frameworks, using feedback from new student assessments, capacity building for teachers and leaders, the School Based Diversion Initiative and the efforts needed to help all of Connecticut’s students attain future success.
This installment of Conversations at Noon is free to the public and begins at noon. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the conversation.
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