A CT public school administrator and teacher for over 20 years, I bring to my work extensive and varied educational experience, including substantial administrative experience, a background in program development and design, a deep understanding of the critical relationship among curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development, and a life-long commitment to excellence and equity in education.
Working with individuals, I bring my natural empathy, a keen eye for student strengths and particular challenges, years of insight into the inner workings of classrooms and teachers, and a belief that every learner should be valued as the whole and complex person he or she is.
I live in West Hartford with my husband,
our three children and two dogs.
University of California, Riverside
Coursework, Educational Therapy
Southern CT State University
6th Year, Educational Leadership
English Teacher Certification
Univ. of Paris IV La Sorbonne, MA equiv. French Literature
BA, Art History
Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor,
State of CT (#092)
English, 7-12, Professional Educator, State of CT (#015)
I serve as one of seven CT commissioners on the Education Commission of the States, (ecs.org).
Appointed by Governor Malloy in 2014, I am the first K-12 educator ever appointed from Connecticut.
Outstanding Educator Award, Cornell University
Exemplary Service Awards
East Lyme Public Schools
Hayley Zinn Rowthorn, MA, 6th Yr
REALize learning LLC
12 North Main St. Rm 120, West Hartford, CT 06119