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MAYOR BRONIN NOMINATES NEW MEMBER TO BOARD OF EDUCATION

MAYOR BRONIN NOMINATES NEW MEMBER TO BOARD OF EDUCATION 

HARTFORD, CONN. (Jan. 26, 2017) - Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin today announced that he is nominating Harold Sparrow to serve on the Board of Education.  The nomination is subject to approval by the City Council.

“I am proud to appoint Harold Sparrow to the Board of Education.  Harold has dedicated much of his professional life to developing young minds and has thought deeply about education.  He also brings extensive experience in organizational leadership and management,” Mayor Bronin said.  "I believe that Harold will be a strong addition to the Board, and I look forward to working with him and with the other members of the Board as we look to set a new course for Hartford’s schools, under the leadership of a new superintendent.”

Mr. Sparrow has been the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford since 2015.  Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at the YMCA of Greater Boston and was formerly the CEO of the Black Ministerial Alliance.  He holds a BA from Tufts University and a Master of Education from Cambridge College.  While in Boston, he was actively engaged in a number of education-related activities, including serving as a Trustee of two schools and a children’s museum and as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Afterschool Programs and Funding. Since 2009, he has been a Senior Fellow at The Institute for Non Profit Leadership and Management at Boston University. As a result of his leadership, he was presented with the African-American Achievement Award by Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be asked to serve on the Hartford Board of Education and look forward to contributing towards the success of our Capital City's children, youth and families," Harold Sparrow said.  

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