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News Highlights

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Finding a Perfect Fit as Special Education Parent Liaison

Trish Gunshore offers insight into her position, created in 2017 to help facilitate a connection between the district and parents of students with disabilities.

Learn more about her  →

2018 Board of Education group photo.

Board Welcomes New Members, Elects New Leaders

Four new Board of Education members were sworn in December 3 and the Board selected Mavis Ellis as Chair and Kirsten Coombs as Vice Chair.

Read about the new board →

ARL student working on a woodworking project.

Career Academies Information Session, December 11

Secondary students and parents interested in our Career Academies programs are invited to attend the “Focus on Your Future” information session.

Attend →

Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
  • Central Office Staff Directory

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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent