Stacey Jere McCann
Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community
Chief Academic Officer, Bloomfield Public Schools
Stacey McCann, former Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement and Intervention at Bloomfield Public
Schools, was named Chief Academic Officer in 2017, given her key leadership in improving district student
performance. She has played an instrumental role in improving student performance and reducing the academic
achievement gap at Bloomfield High School. In her current capacity, Ms. McCann is responsible to improve
teaching and learning districtwide to maximize students’ achievement and career outcomes. She believes that to
raise the level of educational attainment for our schools, all instructional decisions and practices must be
research-based and highly effective. In addition, curriculum must reflect a culturally responsive equitable lens;
challenging rigor of current state and national standards, while aligning both formative and summative
Her educational experience spans 24 years, working as a teacher, literacy facilitator, turnaround specialist,
assistant principal, principal, executive principal, director of literacy, director of school improvement and
Ms. McCann has a solid foundation in both application and theory, with practical experiences in the areas of
literacy, rigorous curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, diversity, equity and race as
well as family and community engagement. Ms. McCann’s professional and personal life includes a passion for
education. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of ALL youth.
During her tenure in the Hartford Public Schools, as Principal of Henry C. Dwight Elementary School, Ms. McCann
was a recipient of the 2005 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School Award, 2005-06 Vanguard Award, and
received a #1 ranking in 2009 as a neighborhood school reaching Adequate Yearly Progress set forth by NCLB
laws. While serving as an Executive Principal of both Joseph J. Bellizzi and Henry C. Dwight elementary schools,
Ms. McCann redesigned the two schools and merged them into an Asian Studies Academy, which afforded urban
students with the opportunity to explore East Asian Culture and study the Mandarin language.
Ms. McCann received her Executive Leadership certificate from the University of Connecticut and her
Administrative Supervisor certificate from Central Connecticut State University. She holds her M.S. Degree in
Early Childhood Development; B.S. Degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Hartford.
Ms. McCann is currently a Doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University.
As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Greater Hartford Chapter of The Links, Inc., Ms.
McCann engages in civic duties that contributes to community outreach.