I am honored and thrilled to be part of the High School, Inc. Learning Community as we quickly approach the 2015-2016 school year. Committed to building on the tradition of excellence and achievement here at High School, Inc., I look forward to working alongside students, teachers, parents, and community members to take our learning to new and exciting places.

Principal of High School, Inc. in Hartford, CTDuring my career in public education, I have worked in several capacities at the PK-8 grade levels. I taught for six years at the elementary level prior to assuming several administrative positions. I began my career as a third-grade teacher in an urban school district and also served as a Title I Math Resource Teacher and a school-based English Language Learner (ELL) Resource Teacher. I became an Instructional Associate and served as the district’s Summer School Director while I completed my Certification for my Administrative License.

Since becoming a school administrator, I have worked as an elementary vice principal, elementary principal and middle school principal. As a school leader, I have implemented collaborative and inclusive practices in all the districts in which I have served. I received a Master of Science in Education at the University of New Haven and my Administrative Certification from the University of Connecticut. Before coming to education, I served as a supervisor, manager, and project leader in the corporate sector. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration.

I believe my elementary and middle school experiences as an educator and an administrator, coupled with my experiences in business, have fostered a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those who serve in public education today. Furthermore, my multi-ethnic background and work in urban districts makes me sensitive and empathetic toward the different challenges faced by all students.

With student learning at the center of our work together, I look forward to this school year with high expectations for what is to come. I welcome your involvement and collaboration in the adventures that lie ahead. Working together as a community of learners, there is no limit to what we can achieve together.

Audrey L. Boutaugh, Principal