Dr. Madeline Negrón has spent her professional career as an educator in Connecticut urban environments. She currently serves as a Director of Instruction and Director of Early Childhood in the New Haven Public Schools. Prior to her current role, Dr. Negrón led one of New Haven’s largest high schools, Hill Regional Career Magnet High School, for four years and a large public middle school, Windham Middle School, in the capacity of principal for six years and as an assistant principal for four and a half years. She is a dedicated and resonant leader who motivates and inspires others by sharing hope and an optimistic view of the future. Dr. Negrón is creative and innovative – a good listener, a systems thinker, and a tenacious leader.
Her personal experience as an English language learner in the CT educational system has resulted in her passion for equity in schools. Dr. Negrón has over 20 years of public education experience, comprised of elementary and secondary instruction, as well as administrative site leadership. She began her career as a bilingual teacher and has worked as an assistant principal, principal and now as a central office administrator.
Dr. Negrón is a first generation college graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Central Connecticut State University; a Master of Arts degree in Education with a minor in Bilingual Bicultural Education and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut and holds a Connecticut Superintendent of Schools endorsement. Dr. Negrón is a faculty adjunct at Southern Connecticut State University and a founding member of the Connecticut Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (CALAS).
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