East Hartford Middle School News - Archive
The Connecticut Association of Schools
Announces Recipient of the Middle Level
William Cieslukowski First-Year Principal Award for 2013-2014
Middle Level award recipient, Anthony M. Menard, is the principal of East Hartford Middle School. In her recommendation, Math Coach, Jamie Pitkin cited, “Mr. Menard’s leadership has had a profound impact and influence on me personally and on our entire school. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Menard as our leader. In the short period of time that Mr. Menard has assumed the role of principal at our school he has exceeded the limits of ordinary performance and has proven to us that he truly is our Super Leader. Mr. Menard’s strong message and demand that our students receive a world-class education was followed by action steps—action steps that were characterized by boldness, exactness, and follow through. He serves as an inspiration to all of us in the pursuit of excellence in education.”
Through Mr. Menard’s efforts and action steps, he restructured schedules, improved a school-wide writing initiative, improved communication, fostered focus on school pride, facilitated extensive school/family/community connections, and reconfigured the middle-school team model.
Anthony is described as a man of conviction and is dedicated to making the middle school experience a tremendous one for each and every student. According to David Caruso, Assistant principal, “He listens and takes time to make decisions that are best for students. He understands the challenges that staff and students face and is sensitive to their needs. The passion and inspiration he brings to the school is contagious and has resulted in a staff that is eager to come to work and students that love being here”.